Sarah Frances Bolek passed on peacefully at the age of 89 at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs on April 30, 2012. Her much loved husband, Francisco Miroslav Bolek, passed away in 2004. She is survived by her children: Ronald Bolek, Joanna Bolek, Benett Bolek, and Leslie Hart; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brother, David; her sister, Ann; and a host of relatives and friends. Sarah was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 8, 1922, on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.

Sarah was a life-long artist inspired “to face the truth, to perceive and express it with compassion.” She and her Ecuadorian-born husband lived in the United States, South America, and Europe. They passed on to their children an openness and appreciation of the world’s rich and diverse cultures.

Sarah expressed her love of family and motherhood both in her art and in her daily life. Her quiet spirituality was a source of inspiration and comfort throughout her life.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.

Memorial contributions in Sarah Bolek’s memory may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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