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Clair Moody, 89, a World War II veteran of the 163rd infantry in the Pacific Theater, died in Billings on Jan. 30, 2012.
A son of Floyd and Ivine Moody, he was born in Billings on July 16, 1922. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and served five years until war’s end.
Upon his return, he took over the Moody Hatchery from his father. Later he formed a partnership to create the Quality Hatchery. He then owned and managed the Heights Gambles Hardware for 22 years.
He married his wife of 52 years, Frona Thornton, on Sept. 14, 1947. She died on April 19, 2000.
Mr. Moody was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Platt of Billings and Irene Moody of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at First Christian Church. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary has charge of arrangements.