Claire Stoner, 65, of Epping, North Dakota, passed away at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Montana on Friday, September 15, 2017.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williston. Father Joseph Evinger will officiate and interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Williston.
An Evening Vigil with a Rosary will be held Thursday evening, September 21st at 6:00 PM at the Everson Coughlin Funeral Home Chapel in Williston. If unable to attend the mass on Friday you are all welcome to attend the Evening Vigil on Thursday.
Claire Boyd Stoner was born on December 19, 1951 to Carl and Delores (Brunelle) Stoner in Williston, North Dakota. He was the second child in a family of eleven. He was raised northeast of Williston on the family farm and attended Palmer school during his elementary years. He graduated from Williston High School in 1970 and from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1971.
Claire was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty” Moe on October 29, 1980. Together they raised two children, Brad and Teresa.
He was employed at Haugen’s Inc. part time during his High School Years and returned to work at Haugen’s full time following his graduation from Wyoming Tech. He continued working for the next forty years until his retirement in 2011.
His love of hunting, target shooting, and anything gun related brought him into the lives of many people which resulted in many long lasting friendships. Following his retirement, he spent much of his time visiting friends at breakfast, traveling to gun shows, and spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
Preceding Claire in death, were his parents, Carl and Delores; two infant sisters, Carla and Delores; a brother, Wayne; and sister-in-law, Brenda Stoner.
Surviving Claire is his wife, Betty Stoner of Epping; son, Brad (Vanessa) Stoner; daughter, Teresa (Karlen) Pope; brothers, Glenn (Darcie) Stoner, Craig Stoner, Vernon (Janet) Stoner, Cory (Karla) Stoner; sisters, Janice (Dean) Klein, Darla (Aubrey) Fosburgh, Lana Stoner; five grandchildren, Taylor (Ryan) Claycomb, Logan Allard, Katelyn Meissel, Brandon Stoner, Matthew Stoner; two great-grandchildren, Noah Claycomb, Ryder Claycomb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Because of sensitivity to flowers the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
The Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home is caring for the family.