Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2013



            [Clarence] Eldon Bear was born to Clarence and Minar Bear on January 16, 1931 in Wyoming (1940 U.S. Fed Census).  He joined 7 children: Medas (sister), Ernest, Ellen L, Betty Mae, Charles D, Sally M and Larry D.  Later, two more children were born: Sherman W and Harold L Bear.  The family was living in Little Missouri, Crook County, WY when C Eldon was 9 years old.   On the 16 Jan (birth anniversary) 1951 he married Loraine Cordingly in Rapid City, S.Dak.  The couple resided in Moorcroft, Casper and Kaycee, WY while he worked for Black Hills Bentonite Co.  They had three sons: Tim, Terry and Tony.  According to Public Records, he lived in Worland from 1993-1997. His wife passed away in 1996 (T.S. Cem. Registry).  As recorded by  Montana death records, C[larence] Eldon Bear died on the 6 Mar 1997 in Yellowstone, MT.  A grand-daughter, Jamie Lynn Bear, also preceded him in death in August of 1987