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Matt Kohl
August 6, 1976 ~
April 13, 2019
Date of Service: April 20, 2019

Charles D. Smith
May 23, 1945 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: April 23, 2019

Harry C. Huntsinger
November 21, 1946 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 24, 2019

Arnold Diede
March 4, 1930 ~
April 17, 2019
Date of Service: April 25, 2019

Beverly Wallace
March 21, 1931 ~
April 15, 2019
Date of Service: May 18, 2019

Stanley Durst
November 14, 1927 ~
April 13, 2019

Louie Gonzalez
June 11, 1943 ~
April 10, 2019

Gregory Parmer
July 8, 1939 ~
April 06, 2019

Daniel Ross
January 4, 1979 ~
April 04, 2019

Irene A. Kimm
August 21, 1922 ~
April 03, 2019

Anna Shannon
April 1, 1929 ~
April 01, 2019

Craig Reichstetter
June 12, 1948 ~
March 22, 2019


Barbara Vance

December 22, 1920 ~ October 19, 2018

Barbara Eloise (Kenagy) Vance, 97, passed away October 19, 2018, in Bozeman, MT.  She was born December 22, 1920, in Rupert, Idaho, to Fayre and Hattie (McArthur) Kenagy.  After graduating from Rupert High School, she enrolled in the University of Idaho at Moscow where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. 

On July 20, 1941, Barbara married Edward Pershing Vance “Persh” at the Paradise Point church camp situated on Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho.  Their wedding was the first one performed at the camp.  They honeymooned in a lookout tower in the Payette National Forest while he was working for the U.S. Forest Service. After Persh’s military service in World War II, he worked for the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and she went with him wherever his work took them.  While in Moses Lake, Washington, she worked as secretary for the Chief-of-Police.  While in Ephrata, Washington, she worked as legal secretary for the Grant County Prosecuting Attorney.  She and Persh moved to Bozeman in 1962 where they were active in Hope Lutheran Church.  While residents of Bozeman, she went with Persh on a long-term temporary assignment to Chandargh, India (1968-1972).  After returning from India, she went with Persh to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he retired.  From 1974 to 1976 they worked on agricultural projects for the Near East Foundation in Maseru, Lesotho, and from 1977 to 1979 in Arusha, Tanzania.  In 1979 she and Persh returned to the place they loved the most:  Bozeman.  After 70 years of marriage, she was widowed in Bozeman during 2012.

A few of her favorite things were travelling, skiing, swimming, knitting, reading, Key Lime pie, Griffon dogs, the Gerbera Daisy, the hymn “How Great Thou Art”, the movie “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World”, and the color Turquoise.         

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her sister, Katie (Kenagy) Hoggatt.  She is survived by her three sons, Capt. Michael Vance SC USN (Ret) of Bozeman, Montana, Dr. Corwin Vance of Shorewood, Minnesota, and Richard Vance, P.E. of Richland, Washington.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

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