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Obituary - Clara Jean (Sangrey) Boster

Clara Jean (Sangrey) Boster of Townsend, MT, age 89, passed away peacefully at home Friday, May 17th, 2024,surrounded by her loving family.

Clara was born January 26, 1935, to John and Mary (Courchane) Sangrey on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation near Box Elder, MT. Clara was the fifth of seven children.

She spent her early childhood at Rocky Boy, moving to Townsend as a teenager where she met Maurice Adair "Guz" Boster. They were married in November of 1950 in Townsend, MT. This union was blessed with two children, John and Vince.

Clara was a woman of many talents. She was a longtime grocery clerk, a hairdresser, and a homemaker following a childhood of hard work with her parents and siblings.

When Clara was not busy with her family and work, she enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing guitar. She also enjoyed a good game of pinochle, going to the casino, playing bingo, and teaching her grandchildren to play keno. Clara was an avid baker-especially cinnamon rolls, apple bars, and lemon pie. She passed these culinary skills onto both of her sons.

Clara was a longtime member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and Rebekah Lodge. She had a strong faith throughout her life, and her family finds comfort knowing she is with our heavenly Father.

Clara will be dearly missed by her son Vince; grandchildren, Anissa Skidmore of Spokane, WA, Jesse (Mariah) Boster of Trinidad, NM, Karee (Roger Reiman) Eichinger of Townsend, MT; sister, KariLee (David) Olson of Lima, MT; great-grandchildren, Dylan (Ashley) Boster of Townsend, MT; Baylee (Devin Schipman) Boster of Townsend, MT; Peyton Vogl of Dillon, MT; Ainsley Skidmore of Spokane, WA; Kennedy Vogl of Townsend, MT; Cole Skidmore of Spokane, WA; Rowan and Hayes Eichinger of Townsend, MT; Emmett and Jude Boster of Trinidad, NM; three great-great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews including Steve Skaro of Sebeka, MN. Clara is also survived by "family of the heart" Kristi (Boster) Gersch (Larry) of Townsend, MT; Linda White of Townsend, MT, and her pinochle crew at the Senior Center.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; brother, Elmer (Ruby) Sangrey; sisters, Bernice (Fred) Toney; Rita (Don) Odland; Jacqueline Sangrey, Delaphine Sangrey; niece Laurie Skaro, and her son John Boster.

A viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2024, at Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, Townsend, with a vigil service to be held at 6:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Townsend. A funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Holy Cross Catholic Church followed by an interment at Deep Creek Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial back at the church.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to St. Peter's Hospital and St. Peter's Hospice for their compassionate care.

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