A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ


Clara Guinto Bautista

December 18, 1946January 2, 2020
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Clara Guinto Bautista was born on December 18, 1946 and passed away on January 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.


25 January

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary

710 W. Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, Arizona


Clara Guinto Bautista

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Manny (Olay) Parungao

January 22, 2020

Ate Clarita was very close to my family. Besides being the sis-in-law of my wife, Manang, she was the godmother of my eldest son and his wife during their wedding. The member of my family that was closest to her was my daughter, Myla. She visited her 2 years ago in Malaysia and was overjoyed telling me that she had had a very enjoyable vacation and that Myla was an excellent driver.

Ate Clarita was a thoughtful and caring person. At the height of typhoon “Ondoy” she called from the US asking if we are safe. Even under normal situations she would be calling us up to know if we are ok.

The last few years of Ate Clarita’s life were very memorable. She was very instrumental in making the Bautista family more closer. We used to have our Christmas get together at Aristocrat Restaurant but last year we missed her as she was recuperating from a heart surgery.

Lot of things can be told about this wonderful woman but I will save the best for last when Ate Clarita’s ashes arrive in the Philippines.


Joann Guinto

January 22, 2020

“Tita” and “Tatay” were my second parents. Always there for me and visited me every place I moved to; even took me in before I made my move to the west coast. Tita was my shopping buddy and was always eager to go even if it was just window shopping. She could never sit still, always wanted to be out and about. I will miss spending time with her but I know she is now in a good place with Dad, Tatay, Kuya Bong and RJ.

Love you Tita and will miss you tremendously.

Rae Guinto

January 22, 2020

“As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to depart.” By Timothy

Clarits my favorite Sister – In – Law, my BFF n F (Best Friend Forever n Forever). The virtues I practice, are modeled by your good examples; you never delay tasks that need to be done. Action agad! When I ask you to do something like “bilins” when you travel or coming home from The U.S you delivered what was expected to the exact details. You worked on your priorities and never left things undone. Your generosity was beyond belief. You gave from your heart – with love and affection what you sensed what was needed. You’ve shown me how strong you were in accepting the aches and pains that you were suffering from your medical conditions. Never complaining but with very positive attitude, praying, and hoping that you could still be back to Manila. You have that infectious joy that you brought to each and everyone through your kindness, love and concern.
You amazed me and inspired me! What you’ve taught me will bear fruits as you’ll always be with me.
I love you BFF n F as always!.
Love and Hugs to Oni, Inay/Itay, Bebot, Bong & Raymond!

On January 25, 2020 Saturday, same date of your memorial Services in Arizona, Our Holy Land Tour Group will celebrate a special mass for Clarita Guinto Bautista at 10:30 in Woodrose Chapel. Fr. Roque Reyes will be the Presider. Fr. Reyes was also with us in our Holy Land Tour.

Myla Parungao

January 22, 2020

My Loving Tatits, you’re now with Tito Oni in heaven ❤️

Thanks for visiting me in MY last 2018. I didn’t know it will be the last time I’ll see you 😢 Eventhough it’s a short visit we had so much fun and laughter. You have shared a lot of jokes that we laughed out loud to the point that I need to stop driving towards the parking because I can’t stop laughing 🤣🤣🤣

Tatits...you & Tito Oni were a blessing to a lot of people...from your family...relatives...friends...co-workers and more. You were a strong woman. You were an inspiration. You were a model. You have a BIG ❤️❤️❤️

THANK YOU for everything!!! You will be missed 😔 I love you Tatits 😘😘😘

Sunday Di Palma

January 20, 2020

Sunday Di Palma

January 20, 2020

Claire was pure sunshine at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers Newark. She was a unique woman, proud of her Filipino heritage, embracive of all the colors and cultures of the students she served. Claire began a secretary. During the many years we worked together she was twice promoted, the second time to the Assistant Dean title which she so diligently earned and richly deserved. At the height of the Graduate School’s functioning we administered all master’s and doctoral degree programs across many schools and disciplines ranging from English, History and Neuroscience to Management, Nursing and Public Administration. Claire was highly effective with students, faculty and administrators across this broad spectrum.
She was cheerful, caring, diplomatic, humble, loyal, humorous and much beloved. I know that I speak for every Dean for whom Claire provided such outstanding assistance when I say that she was exceptionally appreciated, valued and respected. There could not have been a better role model for those aspiring to achieve the American dream. Rest In Peace dear colleague and friend.

Mabelle Fadullon

January 20, 2020

Tita Clara... Claire... Clarita. A cousin and aunt by so many different names. She always showed love and care in so many different ways, and we will miss her so much. Her cooking, her laughter and wicked sense of humor will be part of our stories for years to come. As we always end each call... love you!

Arnold, Melanie and Katrina
Mike, Arlene, Kristen and Bryan
Rey and Mabelle

Maqui Kokojan

January 19, 2020

A couple of months ago, while watching Moana (again) with my six-year-old, Caleb, I kept thinking how Moana’s grandmother reminded me so much of Inay and how much I miss her, even after all these years. It also made me realize that as Tita Clara got older, she became more and more like Inay. Not just in her cooking but also in the way she brought joy and laughter to everyone around her.

Tita Clara lived such a great life. She gave 100% all the time to whoever she was with and whatever she was doing.

For me, personally, she took me in and became my second mom when I moved from Manila to the US and needed a place to heal and to grow into the person that I am now. She always made sure I was safe, fed, that I had an education, a loving community. Her and Tito Oni became my home away from home. And I will forever be grateful for that.

So when I heard of her passing, there wasn’t sorrow – only joy - in my heart. Yes, she will definitely be missed here on earth but I’d like to believe that wherever she is, she is now cooking and eating everything without a single worry. Food like Tinumis, Pancit Palabok, Tapa from Tapa King, Leche Flan, etc with one of her kuyas, Tito Bebot, with Kuya Bong and RJ, with her love Tito Oni and of course, her Itay and Inay – as they laugh and tease each other like us Guintos do.

Tita Clara, thank you so much for everything. Please give Kuya Bong, RJ and Tito Oni hugs from me. Please give Inay an extra long hug and let her know that no matter how old I am, where I am or who I am now, I will always choose Nips over M&M’s. ♥️

Allahnie Nakamura

January 18, 2020

Dear Tita Claire in heaven, I just want to thank you for all the thoughts, kindness and memories you shared with us. We will miss your jokes and fun-filled video calls but surely you will remain in our hearts forever.

Celia Bunagan

January 17, 2020

Ate Claire, I am so thankful for all the good times we had, especially our vacation to Edmonton to visit Gloria, Nes and their family, so much fun and trips to China town for Dim sum, so precious. Your life was a blessing to us. You and Diko Oni are forever together in heaven.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. " Matthew 5:4