Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Barbara Cromer, 79

| February 7, 2024 12:00 AM

Barbara Cromer passed away in Columbia Falls, her hometown of nearly 60 years, after battling an illness.

Barbara was raised in the Bitterroot valley by a close, loving family that adored her. She was well-loved by her parents, Arlene Stepp and Mickey and Walt Smith, and ten siblings: Pat, Niles, Bruce, Nancy, Annette, Sandy, Earl, Ralph, Cliff, and Wayne. The Smith family embraced her and loved her, and they are all still close to this day.

 Barb met and married Chuck Cromer and moved to Columbia Falls. They raised two children there and, later, watched their two granddaughters grow up there as well. Barb dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were her joy and a bright light in her life. 

Barbara is survived by her son Cory; daughter Michelle and son-in-law Jerry; granddaughters Amanda and Clarissa; great-grandsons little Kip, Gabriel, and Grim; sisters Sandy and Nancy; and brothers Wayne, Ralph, Bruce, and Earl. Barbara was a loving, kind wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

Her family misses her.

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