On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Clarence passed away peacefully with his wife, Agnes, of 60 years by his side.
He was born on February 19, 1939, in Lovell, WY to Chester and Martha (Bender) Beddes. The family moved to Billings, MT in 1945. Clarence was followed by two brothers, Lawrence and David. Clarence attended Billings school at Taft, Garfield and Senior.
He met his wife, Agnes at the Big Boy Drive Inn. They were later married on January 25, 1958.They were blessed with three sons, Spencer, Brian and Leslie. Clarence drove truck for 25 years for Raymond Corcoran Trucking. He also worked for the City of Billings and drove school bus for Shepherd School District. Clarence was a member of the Shepherd Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Shepherd Lions Club, Shepherd Seniors Group and drove for Meals-on-Wheels for five years. He loved to watch NASCAR and being around his grandchildren.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Agnes; his sons, Spencer (Mary), Brian, and Leslie (Dawn); nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; his brothers David (Pat) and Lawrence; his faithful companion Taco and one very special “adopted” son Mike (Tweed) Hudson.
Should family or friends desire, memorial donations can be made to the Shepherd Community Center (PO Box 35, Shepherd, MT 59079) or the Shepherd Emmanuel Lutheran Church (PO Box 66, Shepherd, MT 59079).
Visitation and viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 14, at the Heights Family Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shepherd with Pastor Mark Morgenstern officiating. Interment will be at the Scandia Cemetery at the corner of Scandia and Shepherd Road.