Clara Sanford

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Clara Sanford, 94, of Billings, Montana, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019 in a caring and loving community with family by her side.  

Clara was born in Fromberg, Montana, to John and Anna Horst on April 25, 1924.  She was raised on a farm East of Fromberg.  She attended and graduated from Fromberg School.  

After graduation, she married Nelson (Buck) Sanford.  They had four children, Connie, Ronnie, Lonnie, and Rick.  

Ronnie and Rick preceded her in death.   

Her daughter Connie (Ray) Beck of Polson and son Lonnie (Ginger) Sanford of Bridger, daughters-in-law Pat Sanford and Judy Sanford survive Clara.  Clara is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson, all of whom loved her dearly.  

She is also survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother, several nieces and nephews and many friends.  

Family graveside services were held April 8 at the Rockvale Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Chase Hawks Memorial or charity of choice.  


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

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