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Obituary: Barbara Lee Grimes

Barb Grimes, 76, of Lincoln, Mont., passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2023. She was born on May 16, 1947, in Butte Montana to Joyce and Richard Vashro. She married Mike Grimes on July 3, 1970, and they had two children.

Barb was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated herself to her family, protecting them, teaching them, and loving them. She had a kind and generous heart and a gentle spirit. She loved all creatures, especially her dogs. She enjoyed the outdoors and watching the wildlife around her cabin. She had a special fondness for Montana, where she spent many happy years with her family and friends.

Barb was a woman of faith who always asked for a little prayer to God when she was stressed or upset. She was grateful for the blessings in her life and never complained about the hardships. She learned from her difficult environment growing up but never felt that it was unfair. She was a compassionate person, drawn to helping others and would do anything for her family.

Barb was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce and her father Richard. She is survived by her husband, Mike, her children, Autumn Browning (Greg Browning) and Russell Grimes (Rachel Grimes) her grandchildren, Cooper Browning and Oriah Grimes, and her siblings, Danny Vashro, Jennifer Bennett (Brad Bennett), Mary Lamb (John Lamb), Mike Vashro (Gwen Vashro), and Jim Vashro (Sandi Vashro).

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at Anderson Stevenson & Wilke Funeral Home located at 3750 N. Montana Ave, Helena, Montana. Family and friend gatherings will occur afterwards. The family requests those who wish to send a memorial in Barb's name to consider a donation to the Missoula Humane Society or to Farm in the Dell, 6080 Gin Dale Road; East Helena, Montana 59635.

The family would like to thank Partners Hospice, Staff of The Village Memory Care Unit and the Life of Leisure Home Care for their compassionate care and support during Barb's final days


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