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.