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Barbara Lee Grove

August 24, 1937 June 14, 2020
Barbara Lee Grove
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Obituary for Barbara Lee Grove

Barbara Lee Grove, 82, of Buffalo, Montana passed Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Advance Care Hospital in Billings of natural causes. 

Barb was born August 24, 1937 to William Leslie Caskey and Viola Katherine Kenney in Forsyth, Montana. 

Barb grew up in Forsyth where she graduated high school then later attended Eastern Montana College where she earned her Teaching Degree. 

Barb taught in Colstrip, Harlowton, Hobson and later retired in Moore; in addition to being a substitute teacher at numerous schools. She then became a Postmaster in Buffalo, MT where she retired in 2014. 

Barb met the love of her life, Bob at the bowling alley in their bowling leagues in Harlowton, MT. Barb and Bob married on December 29, 1971 in a Catholic Church in Harlowton, MT. They resided at the Petersen Ranch in Buffalo, MT and continued living at the Petersen Ranch until Bob passed in 2009. On November 29, 1975 Barb and Bob were blessed with their son, Robert Henry. Barb then moved into the town of Buffalo on property her and Bob purchased together for their future plans.  

Barbs’ favorite hobbies and activities included being a 4-H County Leader where she ran the food booth for the fair. Bob and Barb were instrumental in starting Shooting Sports in Judith Basin County where she also chaperoned numerous camps and 4-H activities. Barb had a passion for collecting decorative spoons and pictures of loved ones. Bowling, golfing and fishing at Ackley Lake (except her surprise birthday party) were some of Barbs’ favorite activities.  

Barb is survived by her son, Robert Grove of Billings-Hobson; brother in-laws, Carl Grove of Wyoming and Elmer Grove (Helen) of Nevada; sister in-laws, Norma Parson of Colorado, Mildred Lemon of Moore, Montana, Barbara Ecker (Pete) of Hobson, Betty Grove of Billings, Anne Grove of Lewistown; nephews and nieces, Gerald (Pat), Zeke (Laura) – Izzy and Michelle (Chris) Simmons, Amy (Phil) Clarke, Kimberly, Charity (Bill) Cowley, Cathy (Ray) Cartwright, Kristine, Jennifer, Racheal, and John Caskey; Leslie (Sandra) Willison of Oregon, Amanda (Jeff) Nayler of Texas, Verna (Steve) Kellejian of Oregon – two daughters, Kelly (Larry) Simonson of Oregon with three children, Christina (Steve) Kivett of Nebraska with two children, William (Karen) Caskey of California with three children, Michael of Missouri, Terrance (Bailey) Caskey and family of California, Megan Caskey of Arizona; among other numerous brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews.

Barb is preceded in death by husband, Robert “Bob”; father, William Caskey; mother, Viola Kenney; brother, William “Bill”; sisters, Linda and Helen Jane; step-sister, Irita; uncles, Gordon and William; aunts, Sydney and Zeta; among other numerous family members. 

Memorials are suggested to Judith Basin County 4-H, American Legion Auxiliary Post #70 or to a charity of the donors’ choice.  

Viewing will be held at Creel Funeral Home (601 W. Main, Lewistown, MT) on Monday, June 22, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 2:00pm at the Hobson High School Gymnasium with graveside services to follow at the Judith Gap Cemetery in Judith Gap, Montana. 

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Barb’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at

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5:00 PM 6/22/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/22/2020 7:00:00 PM
Creel Funeral Home

601 West Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457

Creel Funeral Home
601 West Main Street Lewistown 59457 MT
United States





2:00 PM 6/23/2020 2:00:00 PM
Hobson School

108 6 E
Hobson, MT 59452

Burial will follow at the Judith Gap Cemetery

Hobson School
108 6 E Hobson 59452 MT
United States

Cemetery Details


Judith Gap Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Judith Gap, MT 59453

Cemetery Road Judith Gap 59453 MT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Judith Gap American Legion Post #70 Auxiliary

1782 Garneill Rd.
Moore, MT 59464

Judith Basin County 4-H


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