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Louitha Clayton

August 2, 1934 February 16, 2022
Louitha Clayton
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Obituary for Louitha Clayton

Louitha Clayton, 87, passed away on February 16, 2022 after complications following a December 2021 stroke.

Louitha was born August 2, 1934 in Big Timber, Montana. She was a daughter to Clarence and Pearl (Becken) Erickson. She grew up in Sweet Grass County and attended the Big Timber schools. She graduated from SGHS in 1952. She graduated from Eastern Montana College in Billings, Montana with a teaching degree.

After teaching in Glasgow, Montana, she married Bill Clayton. She assisted with ranch operations for Bob Jarrett, and later moving to the West Boulder River in 1963.

Following 1980, Louitha worked at Ben Franklin Store in Big Timber, Mt., at the V Store in Livingston, Mt., and at Lou Taubert’s Store in Billings, Mt. She loved to serve customers as family and friends.

Her first love was being with her family. She expressed her passion by saying “I’m proud of my GOOD kids”.
Louitha was preceded in death by her parents, her brother George Erickson, her children’s father Bill Clayton, and her nephew Dale Erickson.

She is survived by her children, Clarence (Radie) Clayton, Bismarck, ND.; Catherine (Gene) Stuber, Big Timber, MT.; Susan (Sam) Good, Greybull, WY.; Don (Athena) Clayton, Billings, MT; and Mark (Rachel) Clayton, Anchorage, AK; sister-in-law Olga Erickson, Fort Benton, MT; nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Viewing will be from 11:00AM -1:00 PM Saturday March 5, 2022 at the Big Timber Lutheran Church with funeral service following at 2:00 PM and interment following at Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber.

In Lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the Big Timber Lutheran Church, PO Box 278, Big Timber, MT 59011 or the Crazy Mountain Museum, PO Box 83, Big Timber, MT 59011.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.stenbergfuneralhome.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

5

Mar

11:00 AM 3/5/2022 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/5/2022 1:00:00 PM
Big Timber Lutheran Church

115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011

Big Timber Lutheran Church
115 West 4th Avenue Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

5

Mar

2:00 PM 3/5/2022 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/5/2022 3:00:00 PM
Big Timber Lutheran Church

115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011

Big Timber Lutheran Church
115 West 4th Avenue Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011

West of Big Timber Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Crazy Mountain Museum

PO Box 83
Big Timber, MT 59011

Big Timber Lutheran Church

115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011
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