Carlotta Bobek Colclazer

Date of Birth August 25, 1937
Date of Death December 18, 2009

Carlotta Bobek Colclazer died December 18, 2009 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin, Mo., at age 72. Carlotta was born August 25, 1937 to Joseph and Mary Wiseley Bobek. She was reared on the family farm west of Caldwell, Ks. After an elementary education at Doster and Scott Schools near the farm, she graduated from Caldwell High School in 1955. Carlotta received her Bachelor’s Degree from Emporia State University four years later followed by an internship required to receive her Registered Dietician accreditation.

She worked at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, Pa., before moving to Los Angeles, Ca. Her first job in Los Angeles was at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital. This facility is a retirement home available to all who work in the motion picture industry. Carlotta lived in one of the cottages on the grounds.

Carlotta left this employment to start her own consulting business. Her clientele consisted of smaller nursing homes and retirement facilities which did not have full time dieticians. She was responsible for organizing their kitchens and planning menus for the patients residing there. This involved interviewing the residents and also working with staff and suppliers. Carlotta’s clients were scattered over the Los Angeles area.

Carlotta married John Colclazer December 23, 1967. John and Carlotta moved into a new home in Granada Hills, which is in the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. This home was severely damaged by two major earthquakes; one in 1968 and one in 1994. Carlotta continued her consulting career until her granddaughter, Shannon, came to live with them. In 1995, Carlotta and John moved to Grove, Ok. John died in April, 2009.

Carlotta is survived by her step-children, John Colclazer, Jr., Dinosaur, Co.,Sue Bonds and husband, Pat, Oakhurst, Calif., also by her grandchildren, Dawn Shiells and Shannon Shiells; and her great-grandchildren, Brian Morales, Bailey Morales, Alyssia Morales and Autumn Shiells. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Archer and husband Dave; sister, and Shirley Kendall and her husband Neal, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.,and a brother, Frank Bobek and his wife Martha., Coffeyville, Kansas. Carlotta was preceded in death by her husband John; her great-granddaughter, Christina Ross, and her parents, Joe and Mary Bobek.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Schaeffer Mortuary in Caldwell, Kansas with Pastor Bob Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at the Czech Cemetery in Caldwell.

Memorials may be made to the Czech Cemetery at Caldwell, Ks.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo. and the Schaeffer Mortuary of Caldwell, Kansas.


I miss you and Grandpa so much. I can't believe it's been almost three years since I lost you two. I cherish all the times we ever had, the good and the bad and would give anything to have just one more moment to hug you and tell you how much you mean to me. One day we will all be reunited but until then know that I think of you often and miss you with every breath I take. Thank you for being an amazing Grandmother to me and loving me unconditionally. I love you so much!