The Ekalaka Eagle - Your Community Builder

Clare Batchelor


April 14, 2017

On July 19th, 1920 Letitia (Macrery) Strain gave birth to Clare Eunice Strain on her homestead about 12 miles South of Ekalaka, Montana. The homestead community of Plains Dale is prairie farmland today.

On April 1st, 2017 Clare passed away at the Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The 96 years in between these events were well lived and shared. She was always willing to help others even while handling her own challenges that life deals all of us.

Clare's parents, Letitia Elizabeth Macrery Strain and Ernest Floyd Strain, decided to relocate to California in 1923. They packed up...

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