Clara S. & Golden Allred

3/22/1914 11/27/2004

 

 

Clara S. Allred, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, November 30, 2004, page 2.
     TEN SLEEP --- Clara Stella Allred, 90, of Ten Sleep, died November 27, 2004 at the Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis.
     She was born March 22, 1914 to Emmet Wesley and Mabel Johnson Stanley at Fort Benton, Mont.  At the age of two, she was brought to Ten Sleep to stay with her aunt and uncle, William and Stella Lewis, while her mother had surgery in Thermopolis.  Clara's mother passed away following that surgery, and Clara was raised by the Lewis family.
     She received her elementary education in the old Bader House on the Lower Nowood.  She was a member of the graduating class of 1933 from Ten Sleep High School.
     On June 3, 1933 she married a local boy, Golden Myron Allred.  The couple had four children, Howard Stanley, Myrona Lee, Willard  Burton and Lonnie Rae.
     Golden and Clara ranched both on Otter Creek and Lower Nowood until 1955.  At that time they built the Valley Motel in Ten Sleep, which they operated until they retired in 1970.  Retirement lasted only one year, as she and Golden moved to Otter Creek Grazing Association, where they worked for eight years before retiring again for the final time.
     Clara became active in the Ten Sleep Senior Citizens Center and served two terms as president, remaining active until roving to the Pioneer Home in Thermopolis in September 2003.  Clara and Golden where known for their gardens.  Clara was also known for her quilting skills.  At the time of her death, she was  working in a quilt for her great-granddaughter.
     Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Golden M. Allred on May 24, 1988; son, H. Stanley Allred; four brothers; three sisters and one great-grandson.
     She is survived by one daughter,  Myrona Apland of Thermopolis; two sons, Willard Allred of Ten Sleep and Lonnie Allred of Riverton; daughter-in-law, Dawn Allred of Ten Sleep; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Bishop Terril Mills will officiate.  Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services at the church.  Internment will follow at the Ten Sleep Cemetery.