Barbara (Miller) Garnett

Barbara (Miller) Garnett

In the early morning hours of April 13, 2018, Barbara Garnett departed this world to attend her father’s birthday party with Jesus.

She was born January 3, 1940, to Kathryn and Lawrence Miller in Okemah, Oklahoma. When Barbara was thirteen they moved to Tioga, ND where she graduated from Tioga High School in 1958. She married Robert T. Moore, in August 1960. Barb and Bob had two children, Bobby and Serrena. Barb was a teller at The Bank of Tioga for several years until they moved to Bowman, ND and then later they moved to Douglas, Wyo. She worked as a teller in both towns. While in Bowman Barbara and Bob hosted an exchange student Raija Savolainen and they made her an instant part of their family.

Following the oil field work, Bob and Barbara eventually moved to Billings, Mont., where with her outgoing and spirited personality she owned and operated a Spring Crest Drapery store. 

It was in Billings that Barbara met and married Phill Garnett and had the pleasure of adding two step-children, Loren and Meagan Garnett, to her family. Barbara loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barb loved Jesus, arts, crafts, music, dancing and antiques. She eventually got her dream business in March of 2003 and opened an antique shop where she enjoyed selling and telling about the antiques. She loved hearing the stories people would tell about the pieces she would purchase. Barb could always be found at a garage sale seeking her next treasure and story. Barb was a member of Grace Bible Church of Laurel and a member of the Billings Gem and Mineral Club. She enjoyed crafts and took up jewelry making to join Phill in his rock hounding hobby.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn and Lawrence “Bud” Miller; her brother, Gary Lynn Miller; and husband, Phill Garnett.

Barb leaves many loving memories with her family, children Bobby Moore (Shar) and Serrena Westerfield (Eric); step-daughter, Meagan Malchow (Wade); step-son, Loren Garnett (Marlo); grandchildren, Sierra Owen (Westerfield), Lisa Westerfield, Shelley Tromburg, Brad Tromburg, and Austin Moore; two step-grandchildren, Brianne Malchow, and James Malchow; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara’s name to Grace Bible Church, www.gbclaurel.com 20 Second Avenue, Laurel, MT 59044, for their new building or to the Shepherd Community Food Bank, www.shepherdcommunity.org, 5515 Carey Avenue, Shepherd, MT 59079.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday April 20, 2018 at Schaudt Tulsa Funeral Service, 5757 S. Memorial Drive, in Tulsa. Please come pay your respects and fellowship with the family.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Freedom Church, 9602 N. 177th E. Ave in Owasso, Oklahoma, with Pastor Andrew Rankin officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt’s Tulsa Funeral Service and Cremation Care Center. Family and friends may share memories or condolences to the family, online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.

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