Clara Florence (Pryor) Mays passed away at her home in Polson, Montana on August 11, 2019 at age 74. She was born to Edna and William Pryor on December 31, 1944 in Morenci, Arizona.
Clara grew up with her five siblings in Butte, Montana. Along with achieving math student of the year, Clara shone as head majorette at her high school (her sisters still speak fondly of her fiery baton routines). When her family moved to Missoula, Montana, Clara met and married her one true love, Herschel Mays on October 26, 1963. They then had three beloved sons, Herschel (Marchita), Mark (Lisa), and Kevin. While raising their children in Western Montana, Clara took on many jobs, from accomplished seamstress to insurance professional of 37 years. However, her most awesome task was caring for her loved ones, especially her nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Clara is survived by her husband, her sons, and her siblings. Each day, Clara lived life boldly with style and class. Her vibrant, loving soul will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, Clara requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.