Barbara Ann Kimmet of Shelby, Montana passed away peacefully on April 4th 2018 At the Kalispell Regional Medical Center surrounded by her adoring family. Barbara was born January 23, 1944 in Williston North Dakota, the daughter of Andy and Cecilia Anderson.
Barbara married her high school sweetheart Bill Kimmet after he returned from serving in the Army on January 18th 1964 at the Catholic Church in Sunburst, MT.
Barbara Grew up on the High plains of eastern Montana, she loved playing outside and riding horses when she was young as she grew In time Family and Friends became the center of her life, She loved spending time camping on the lake waterskiing, and spending time outdoors in her garden and flower beds. She was an American Waterski association senior scorer and judge with her husband Bill, they traveled throughout Montana, Washington, Idaho and California in the summers to support their boys who were competing in the waterski tournaments. Barbara also loved classic cars, snowmobiling and would always jump at the chance to ride on a motorcycle or just take a drive.
Family and friends were Barbara’s passion; her kind heart was created to welcome people in to her life and was adept at making people feel like family. Barbara bartended in Shelby, Montana for over 25 years her lovely smile and youthful charm welcomed locals and travelers alike and fostered many friendships.
Barbara will be lovingly missed by her Siblings Tom, Cathy, Danny, Andy and their spouses, her three boys Billy, Joey and Shawn, their spouse, Toni, Shannon, Kity, five grandchildren, Chris, Dannielle, Melanie, Lucas and Camilla. She was especially proud of her two great grandchildren, Curtis and Tucker. Barbara will also be missed by a number of close friends and relatives.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Bill and two children Ruth Cecelia and Robert James.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, May 19, at 10:00AM at St. William Catholic Church. A reception at the church will follow the service.
A private burial will take place in Sunburst Cemetery.