|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1928|
Lewis and Clark County
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 2007|
Clay Anders, 79, of Missoula, died at the Edgewood Vista Assisted Living Facility, in Missoula, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.
He was born on June 19, 1928, in Helena, to Arthur A. and May Loretta (Moore) Anders.
Clay received his master's degree from Montana State University, in Bozeman. He also attended East Kentucky University at Richmond, Ky. He entered the U.S. Army in January 1947, and was honorably discharged in May 1948, with the rank of corporal.
Clay and Dorothy Waltermann were married on June 21, 1955, in Columbus. He taught in East Helena for two quarters, then taught industrial arts at Western Montana College in Dillon for 32 years.
Clay loved trains and had a model train. He was an outdoorsman, hunted, biked, and snow-machined. He was a member of Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers and Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association. He loved every aspect of history, especially the heritage of Montana.
Clay was deeply involved in many activities at Western Montana College. He was a member of the Faculty Association, Montana Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. He served as chairman of the industrial arts department and was advisor for the Industrial Arts Club.
Clay was a kind, generous compassionate person. He had great concern for his students at Western and was dearly loved by them. He respected all things in nature, being a true environmentalist.
His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Missoula; daughter, Julie (Keith) Parker of Missoula; sons, Kevin (Denise) Anders of Billings, Paul (Jennifer) Anders of Olympia, Wash.; stepmother, Grace Anders of Helena; sister, Joan Anders (Bill Smith) of California; and six grandchildren, Jenny and Jacque Burgstrom, Lynn and Cory Parker and Kate and Molly Anders.
Memorial services will be held at the Hagler-Anderson Chapel in Helena today, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. with military honors following. Memorials are asked to Montana Nature Conservancy, Centennial Sandhill Reserve and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Express condolences at http://www.legacy.com/HelenaIR/.
Published in the Helena Independent Record from 9/7/2007 - 9/8/2007.
(bio by: A Marine Daughter)
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