Central Montana Obituaries

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Dr. Lawrence David Jones, 90

Dr. Lawrence David Jones, 90, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home in Prescott Valley, Arizona; formerly of Harlowton Montana.

He was born March 3, 1928 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Ellsworth David Jones and Opal I Proctor.  He was raised in Minnesota and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1946.  He attended Pharmacy School at the University of Utah, Medical School at the University of North Dakota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1965 as a Doctor of Medicine.

He first opened his first medical practice in Harlowton in 1965, moving to Southern CA in 1969 to practice medicine and moving into administrative medicine where he would spend the remainder of his career, retiring from First Colony Life Insurance in late 1990's.

He was active with the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the Eastern Star.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth Jones and Opal Proctor; two sisters, Ila T Jones and Barbra M Jones Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Mary M Montgomery Jones; one sister, Tharen T Jones Robson (George) of Lodi, WI; three sons, Ellsworth D Jones II (Cheryle) of Dewey, AZ, Donald L Jones of Stanford, MT, Christopher L Jones of Aiken, SC; three daughters, Greta L Jones May (Joe) of Talbot, TN, Laura E Jones Stalling of Lynchburg, VA, Sharon E Jones Hatcher (Brian) of Charlotte, NC; six grandsons, Kyle D Jones (Tanya) of Abilene, TX, Dustin L Jones of Yukon, OK, Kaycee T Jones of Avon, CO, Kody L Jones of Dewey, AZ, Caleb Hatcher and Jared Hatcher of Charlotte, NC; four granddaughters, Dana L Echols, of McComb, MS, Kayleen L Breen (Kyle) of Havre, MT, Kimberly A DuHaime of Prescott Valley, AZ, Sheridan R Echols (James) of Honolulu, HI; four great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, many nieces and nephews. 

A service was held Saturday, June 30th at 10 AM at the Mingus View Presbyterian Church, Prescott Valley, Arizona.

There will be a Memorial Service at Creel Funeral Home in Lewistown, MT on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 10 A.M.  Inurnment will follow at the Lewistown City Cemetery.


Clara Mildred Sandman

102 passed away with family at her side Friday evening, July 6, 2018 at Valle Vista Manor.  Clara was born the daughter of Raymond Landru and Gladys (Battrick) Brown in Battrick, Montana on February 26, 1916 in a grainery at the family homestead.   At the time, the family was living in the grainery. She grew up in the Battrick area (south of Grass Range). Clara graduated from Grass Range High School.  She was united in marriage to Lloyd Ardell Sandman on May 4, 1934 in Winnett, Montana. They moved to Lewistown in 1934 where they raised four children. Clara cared for other family members including aging parents and grandchildren.   She worked at Sears Roebuck and Company and then worked at Weir Furniture for 22 years until she retired.

Clara enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and painting.  She was a self-taught artist and made many beautiful oil paintings for her family and friends.   Although she began having some vision problems, Clara continued to paint until the time of her death.   She always enjoyed visits from her great-granddaughter Klara Jane Dunphy.

She is survived by her children Betty (Michael) Henn of Rapid City, South Dakota, Raymond (Chicgalia) Sandman of Florida and Joe (Peggy) Sandman of Lewistown as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Francis Brown, Raymond Holt Brown, Chester Brown, Willie Brown, infant Richard Brown, infant Calvin Brown and infant sister Betty Brown and her son, Robert Sandman and infant son William Sandman.

No services will be held for Clara Sandman at this time, cremation has taken place and committal will be in Central Montana Memorial Gardens with Lloyd at a later date.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to Hospice of Central Montana, Central Montana Medical Center Emergency Room or the charity of their choice and they may be left at Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.