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Claris (Ereaux) Darrah


February 28, 2018

ebruary 22nd, 2018 with family by her side.

Rosary will be 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be at a later date in the Malta Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the services at the Tin Cup. Condolences to the family may be left at

Claris Ereaux was born on August 25, 1938, in Dodson, Mont., to Ilene (Burlingame) and Fred Ereaux. She was the third of eleven children who grew up in South Wagner. She attended South Wagner School and at 16 she and sister June moved to town and rented an apartment while working and finishing high school. She worked at the Chu Chu Inn and the ASCS office. She married and had six children. With three children of her own and twins on the way she opened her home and her heart to raise her two younger sisters, Stella and Darla. For brief periods of time, the family lived in Bozeman, Great Falls, and Lewistown moving back to Malta where she worked for the Ford Motor Dealership, the GN and finally for her brother, Ezzie, at Ezzie's Wholesale and Westside Self-Service.

Her home was a haven for food and fellowship. Claris was known for her quick wit and famous dill pickles. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and canning, but her love of family and her unselfish heart were her greatest attributes. The light of her life was her grandchildren. She exposed her true spirit of love and devotion in the relationships she shared with all of them.

Claris was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Monica; sisters, LaDonna and June; brothers, Ezzie, Carrol, Byron, and Roger; brother-in-law, James Fitzpatrick; and numerous aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her children- sons, Rob (Pam), Jeff (Lona), Clark (Candace), and Clyde; daughter, Ilene (Stuart) Robinson; sisters, Phyllis Harrington, Stella (John) Murray, Darla (Leo) Barthelmess; brother, Roy (Marian); sisters-in-law, Jean, Jane and Lynette Ereaux; grandchildren Quincie, Craig, Anna, Eric, Scott, Thadeus, Curtis, Shanay, Cru, Jay, Cassi, Kayla, Johnny, Cole and Reid and several great grandchildren.


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