Anita Clare Blood Sparks

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Retz Funeral Home - Helena
315 E. 6th Ave
Helena, MT

Blood Sparks
August 22, 1935 August 2, 2018
Anita Clare Blood Sparks was born August 22, 1935 in Deer Lodge, MT to Mary and Charles Blood of Avon, MT. She was called home to her reward on August 2, 2018. Anita fought a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's and is now at peace and dancing in heaven.
Anita grew up on her family's ranch in Avon. Her adventurous spirit, however, called her away from her beloved home; and, on many adventures including traveling Europe as a young woman, to explore the world.
She taught first grade in Montana, Nevada, Alaska, and Colorado. Most of her career was spent teaching at Will Rogers Elementary in Colorado Springs, CO where she impacted the lives of hundreds of children and received a Crystal Apple Award for her excellence in education.
Anita is survived by her three children, William E. Sparks of Colorado Springs, Charles L. Sparks of Ft. Collins, CO., and Mary Sparks Pierce of Helena, MT. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Sara C. Sparks of Colorado Springs and Aeden W. Pierce of Helena; her sister, Lue Bignell Tavenner of Avon and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8th at Retz Funeral Home, 315 E. 6th Ave. A Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th at the Cathedral of St. Helena, 530 N. Ewing. Burial will follow the Mass in the Avon Cemetery. Please visit to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Anita.

Published in The Gazette on Aug. 7, 2018
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