Clifford A. Bare passed away on Aug. 10, 2015, at home. He was born July 11, 1935, to Joe Bare and Florence Hart Bare Guthrie in Reed Point, Mont. He graduated from Big Timber in 1954.
In 1957 he enlisted in the military service.
On May 29, 1962, he married Norma A. Bare in Butte, Mont. From this union there were four children: Don (Laura) Bare, Rosi (Tye) Cumin, Shaun (Shelley) Bare, and John (Christy) Bare.
Cliff worked at SMC until he was elected county commissioner in 1993 and remained in that position for 12 years. He enjoyed meeting people from all over the state. He did a lot for the county and was not afraid to voice his opinion to anyone.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his sister Donna Bue of Absarokee, brothers Roger (Evelene) Bare of Laurel, Mont., and three children, Richard (Birdie) Bare of Plains, MT and three children, Raymond (Virginia) Guthrie of Absarokee and two children, two sister-in-laws, Janet Welsh and Carol Enrooth, and many nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
Cliff has now joined his parents, sister Pauline, Ray Guthrie Sr., Jake Bue, Verner Enrooth and Peter Enrooth, Sr.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held Aug. 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Fireman’s Point out of Columbus, Mont.
Luncheon will be served: pot luck with meat being provided by the family.