Clarence “Everett” Imlay, 85, who had been a deputy sheriff in Stillwater County, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.
He was born Oct. 5, 1927, to Carl and Pearl Imlay in Helena. He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1947 and was honorably discharged.
It was during this time that he married his first wife, Myrtle Strickland. They had four children. In 1994, he married Maria Kemph, who cared for him through his final years of illness.
In addition to being a deputy sheriff, he had been a mechanic, blacksmith and heavy equipment operator.
He had received care from Rocky Mountain Hospice and Northwest Home Care.
Survivors include his wife; children, Virginia Powell, Linda Reich, Rick Imlay and Mike Imlay; brothers, Wesley Imlay and Gene Imlay; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren.
Graveside services were held Aug. 30 at Mountain View Cemetery in Columbus. A gathering of family and friends was held in Billings at 4345 Brandywood Drive. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.