Karen Barba

Karen Ann Barba

Friday, February 3rd, 1950 - Friday, March 29th, 2019
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Karen A. Barba, 69, of Polson, Montana, returned to our loving Heavenly Father on March 29, 2019. Karen was born on February 3, 1950 in Long Branch, New Jersey but from her first visit to Montana in the mid 80’s she always felt her home was near the Mission Mountains. She was the daughter of the late, Harold and Shirley Gundell. Karen is survived by her sister, Kim Gundell, who was her best friend and confidant and her husband, the love of her life, of 52 years, Peter J Barba, Jr.

Karen graduated from Kean College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She continued her education receiving her Masters’ degree, in 1975 and taught in elementary and high schools in New Jersey and St Croix, US Virgin Islands. Karen loved teaching and continuously strived to help the children. Throughout her life she was kind and generous, always thinking of others.

Karen loved to travel in the US mainland, Hawaii, the Caribbean/ West Indies and Europe. She especially loved Washington, DC and their numerous museums. Her love for animals was boundless. She loved birds, ducks, horses, dogs and cats.

The family would like to thank the incredible caring people that Home Options Hospice provided.
Karen is now breathing freely and riding her favorite horse, Rex, in the heavens above.
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    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 12:00pm
    Finley Point Grill


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Pete, we were sorry to learn of Karen's passing. Know that we are thinking of you and that will keep our wonderful memory of her in our hearts.
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