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Cut Bank, MT —Cliff Guith, 87 years old, passed away of natural causes on January 11, 2014 at his residence in Loveland, CO. He was born on May 3, 1926 to Arthur and Meta (Japp) Guith in Cut Bank, MT. As a young child his family moved to Lander, WY where he spent several years until moving back to Cut Bank. He served in WWII where he received a Purple Heart among other medals. After returning home from the service he married Shirley Gardner and together they raised 4 children on their farm/ranch where they resided for 65 years.
Cliff was a life member of the VFW, Saddle Club, Snowgoers, and Moose Club. Throughout his life he enjoyed team roping, o-mok-see's, trail rides, and snowmobiling to name a few. He was a very talented artist and did beautiful glass etchings and paintings. One of the things he enjoyed the most was spending time at his cabin in Glacier Park with his family. In the fall of 2013, leaving behind many wonderful friends, he moved to Loveland, CO where he lived in a retirement village. He enjoyed all the activities there and made many new friends. His creative spirit and sense of adventure will always be remembered.
He is survived by his children Jim (Robin) Guith of Casper, WY; Elaine (Greg) Anderson of Windsor, CO; Charlotte (Marvin) Perkins of Rock Springs, WY; and Bert Guith of Cut Bank, MT. Grandchildren include Roxie, Mary, Bret, Kevin, Sarah, Jennifer, Deneen, Taleea, Erin, and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Virginia Beale of Lewiston, ID along with his extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Shirley Guith; parents Arthur and Meta Guith; sisters Marion DeGroat and Mildred Guith; brother Chet Guith; daughter-in-law Carol Guith and great granddaughter Angel Ruiz.
A celebration of his life is being planned for mid July.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 20, 2014