Barbara Lillian King 85, passed away on Thursday, February 9 2017, at Saint Patrick's hospital surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Melrose Massachusetts on November 18,1931 to Harold and Dorothy Moore.
Barbara's parents divorced when she was young, her father was in the Navy and gone for long periods of time. Barbara and her siblings were sent to live in a Catholic orphanage in Massachusetts to be taken care of by the nuns while their father was out to sea. It was there that Barbara began to learn about Jesus Christ and gave her life to him. Barbara worked in her father and stepmother’s restaurant as she got older, and later in life when her children were young she worked at Community Medical Center as a respiratory therapist. She later took a job at Lincoln grade school in Missoula working for the hot lunch program. She also worked at Prescott and Rattlesnake schools as well making life long friends while there.
Barbara was proud of her large family and looked forward to anytime she could spend time with her children & grandchildren. She attended any event she could that her children and grandchildren were in. She took special pride in watching several of her granddaughter’s cheer for the University of Montana.
She was an avid football fan and if there was a game on TV, you could bet she was watching it. She loved her U of M Grizzlies and the Seattle Seahawks. She only gave up her GRIZ football tickets when poor health made it necessary. She was a member of the Blessed Trinity Catholic Community parish and took great pride in helping serve her Church. Rarely did she miss a Saturday night service, until unfortunately her health declined and she was no longer able to attend.
Barbara married the love of her life, Edmond King on January 23, 1982. Edmond passed away on July 25, 2008 and Barbara has mourned his loss greatly. We take comfort that she is reunited with her beloved again.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy Moore, her siblings Harold Moore and Shirley Stubbs and of course her beloved Eddy. She is survived by her children, Luanne Greer, Leeann Jarosch (Ron) Susan Morigeau (Audie) Linda Moulton (Mark) Jackie Ortner ( Hans) and Shoni Robinson ( Lance) . Barbara is survived by her 11 grandchildren, Jessica Montoya, Sean Hanson, Whitney Jarosch - Zardeneta, Shelbie Jarosch, Lisa Lannen, Stacey Morigeau, Brianne McAuliffe, Jordan Ortner, Morgan Ortner, Taylor Robinson and Wynn Robinson and 8 great grandchildren, Isabelle Hanson, Sierra Hanson, Jae Jarosch, Ava Zardeneta, Aubrey Lannen, Zoe Lannen, Tori Lannen, Hennessy McAuliffe. You are already so greatly missed mom.
Viewing will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Community on Wednesday February 15th at 6:00pm with a vigil service to follow at 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Catholic Community with Father Ed Hislop officiating on Thursday February 16th at 11:00am. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service.
Barbara's family would like to thank the ICU nurses and the nurses on the 4th floor, as well Dr. Kasey Harbine at Saint Patrick's hospital for their love and compassion shown to our mother and family during the last few days of her life. Thank you as well to our mother’s church family at Blessed Trinity Catholic Community for your love and support.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions can do so to Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, 1475 Eaton St. Msla, Mt. 59808. Shriners Hospital in Spokane, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, Wa. 99204 or St Jude at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences for Barbara’s family may be left at www.sunsetfuneralhomecemetery.com