Born April 18, 1939, Loren Clary was raised in Ronan, Montana, the youngest of three boys. He was drafted into the US Army and honorably discharged in 1963 after fulfilling his two-year commitment. Loren married Bonnie (Sloan) in 1961 and as of 2018 the two had been married 57 years. Between them thy had four children, Michael, Dean, Mark and Pamela.