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Barbara "Barb" E. Craig
September 6, 1942 - March 10, 2023

Place of Birth: Baker, Montana
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 80

Beloved Mother and Grandmother, Barbara “Barb” E. Craig, 80, of Sidney MT, passed away on March 10th surrounded by her family.

Barb was born on September 6, 1942 to Fred and Kathryn “Katie” (Zupanik) Hansen in Baker, MT. The family moved to Rhame, ND in 1948 right before Barb started her first year of school. She attended Mound School, a one room country school within walking distance from their home. Of course, Barb never missing the opportunity to remind her children that they walked to school, uphill, both ways. Barb graduated from Rhame High School in 1960 and attended Dickinson State University, graduating with an Elementary Education degree.

As a child, Barb was raised on a cattle ranch and enjoyed spending her time roaming the country side with her siblings. Barb enjoyed many outdoor adventures being rambunctious with her brother Gale, sister Bev and close neighbors. Always imaginative and competitive, the kids entertained themselves with stick pony races, riding horses, chasing chickens and bottle feeding their calves. Mom always said the highlight of the week was traveling to Baker to visit her candy doting Aunt Audrey.

Barb’s strength, compassion and love never wavered as she raised three loving children. Kimberly, 1968; Jason, 1969 and Jami in 1978. She was totally dedicated to her children in all aspects of their lives. Her devotion and love expanding with the addition of her grandchildren.

Barb moved to Sidney in 1962 to teach at Central Elementary. Later, she worked at the Chamber of Commerce before working at Sidney Job Service for 30+ years. Barb loved serving the public and extending her generosity to those in need. In retirement, Barb, void of idle hands, worked at Fulkerson Funeral Home and Party Central, as well as numerous hours volunteering in the community.

A strong-willed woman with her head held high, determination in her heart and Folgers in her veins, Barb was always full of grace and class, never stepping out without looking her best. She loved to cook and kept an immaculate house. Always a farm girl at heart, she had a passion for gardening. She truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren. Barb was well renowned for her patience, although she never held back an opinion and had a knack for telling it how it was. Until her health made it impossible, Barb remained active in the Pella Lutheran Church.

Barb spent her last 4 years at Savage Sunrise Manor enjoying crafts while visiting fellow residents and staff. Barb’s favorite part of her day was drinking coffee and absorbing Mary’s “gossip.” Staying busy ‘til the end, Barb continued to enjoy her hobby of gardening while at the Manor. The family wishes to thank the entire team at Savage Sunrise Manor who provided immeasurable care and support.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Katie; brothers, Terry and Gale; her infant son, Kevin; her beautiful daughter, Kimberly Suko; and her special friend Orin Anderson.

She is survived by her son, Jason (Patti) King, Sidney MT; daughter, Jami (Trenlin) Propp, Sidney MT; step-daughter, Stacy (Scott) Warner; son-in-law, Buzz Suko; grandchildren, Daniel (Ivy) King, Cheryl (Brad) Edinger, Shelby Suko, Lacey Propp, CeCelia Propp, Carson Propp and Alia King; great-grandchildren, Titus Edinger, Atlas Edinger, Theo Partridge, and Gabe Stokeling; sister, Beverly (Roy) Buckmier; sister-in-law, Marjean (Jim) Schultz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Savage Sunrise Manor PO Box 41 Savage, MT 59262.

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Doug Hettich
Mar 11, 2023
My deepest condolences and sympathy for you Jami and your Family.
Dee Jordan (Haltom City , Texas )
Mar 12, 2023
Prayers for the family. Barb and I were good friends back in the day our children grew up together. She was an amazing woman what a blessing to have been apart of her life.
Jerry Nay
Mar 13, 2023
To her family Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers . I knew her from Sidney job serv. always very helpful and would see her at the fair always stopped to say hello
R.I.P. “Barb”
Kevin and Brenda Kringen and families (Sidney, Montana)
Mar 14, 2023
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Barb was a very special person who touched many people in our community through all her years at Job Service, for many she was the "face" of Job Service in Sidney. Wishing you strength and peace in the difficult days ahead.
Lindsey Lawrence (Sidney)
Mar 14, 2023
Jason and Jami I am so sorry about your mom. Barb was such a nice lady and I enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers and hugs to all of you.
Stephanie & Dennis Deitz (Sidney, Montana)
Mar 14, 2023
Barb was a class act through and through. The year I worked with her at Job Service, I learned so much - mainly just watching her example. She was gifted with people and had a kind heart. Our symathies to the family, your beautiful mother will be misssed
Sherry Rogness (Stratham, NH)
Mar 19, 2023
Barb was one of the closest friends and mentor to me when we lived in Sidney and we worked together at the Job Service. No one nicer and I'm so lucky to have had her in my life.
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