Eleanor Catherine Barr

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Eleanor Catherine Barr died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Jan. 3, 2019 in Billings, at the age of 80. Eleanor is survived by her children:

Rocco A. Barr and Rena M. Whitney; grandchildren, Angela Gonzales, Cassie Bricks and Melissa Mejia; great-grandchildren, Giselle Gonzales, Bellamy Gonzales, Lane Schiffer, Madison Snare, and Mercedes Mejia; and her sister, Irene Dirkson.

Eleanor was preceded in death by parents Joe and Katie Schanz, a sister Dorothy Sperry and her ex-husband, Glenn Barr.

Eleanor was born on April 28, 1938 in Harlowton, and graduated from Ryegate.

She married Glenn in 1961, living in Hobson, and together they ran the Oxen Yoke in Utica, in the early 70’s.

Eleanor enjoyed bartending and getting into a good game of pitch with her friends. Later, Eleanor was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed babysitting numerous children. Some of her favorite things were car rides in the mountains, her many pet dogs throughout the years, cooking big meals for family and having her grandchildren stay with her.

A Celebration of Life is being held at the Oxen Yoke in Utica on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. We encourage anyone who knew Eleanor to come out and reminisce with the family. Food and live music will follow. Condolences may be shared with the family at smithfuneralchapels.com



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