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Clara Inés (Contreras) Contreras Price

April 11, 1925 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Clara Contreras Price Obituary

Clara "Clarita" Inés Price passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2023, surrounded

by her loving children, daughter-in-law and son-in-law. She is survived and loved by her three

children, George Price (wife Doreen), Nancy P. Borne (husband Michael), and Eunice Price, as well as her

three grandchildren, Alexander Burgers, Nicholas Burgers, and Bryce Borne. She is also

survived by numerous cousins in Colombia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jorge

Contreras and Josefina Hernandez Contreras; her brother, Jorge Contreras, her sister, Lucy

Contreras, as well as her former husband, Hewitt "Pee Wee" S. Price. Clara was born in Bogotá,

Colombia. Ahead of her time as a courageous, pioneering and independent young woman, she

left her home country and moved into The Louise Home in New Orleans to forge a new path in

her life, learn a new language and skills for employment, and establish new friends. Clara was a

loving and devoted Mother, and cherished her three grandchildren. She became a naturalized citizen

in 1969, fourteen years after she moved to the U.S. She was a resident of Arabi, LA, and,

after Hurricane Katrina, Metairie, LA. She was an employee of the City of New Orleans for

many years, and, after retirement, volunteered for several years at the Tulane Medical Center

Hospital & Clinic. She was a devout Christian and a parishioner of several different churches

over the course of her life. Clara had a passion for poetry, and was a writer of fine poetry in

both English and Spanish. She also loved classical music, gardening, growing roses, amaryllis,

and azaleas, sewing, creating art, and dancing her native cumbia. She will be deeply missed by

all who knew her. We are grateful for the loving attention that Clara received by the Academy

House caregivers, who were with her during her last days: Deadre, Rachael, Konswalo, Vanisha

and Peggy. We would also like to thank Interim Hospice, namely: Shannon, Stephanie, Jihan, and Cheri. We are also thankful for the care provided by her longtime physician, Dr. Luis Soto, as well as the house calls made by Dr. Pedro Romoguera.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 12:00 PM with Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM.

Interment to follow at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home of Covington, LA.

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November 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prompt Succor Catholic Church (Paris Road, Chalmette, LA)

Mass of Christian Burial
November 15, 2023

12:00 PM
Prompt Succor Catholic Church (Paris Road, Chalmette, LA)

November 15, 2023

1:30 PM
St. Bernard Memorial Gardens


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