Barbara E. Kuiken, 79, of Bozeman passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.
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Barbara was born April 11, 1936, in Bozeman to Garfield and Ellen (Hannah) Carlson. She graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1954 and attended the U.S. Naval Hospital Corps School, graduating in 1955.
Barbara married Jacob A. Kiuken on April 14, 1973.
She worked as a practical nurse at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and at Bozeman-area nursing homes and doctors' offices. She also was a cook at the Gallatin County Jail for three years and a desk clerk in Billings for one year.
Barbara was active in Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star Lily of the Valley Chapter #4 for 50 years, and Montecahto Club, serving as president from 1991 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997.
She enjoyed books, gardening, knitting, and games, particularly crossword puzzles.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob, her parents, and three sisters.
Survivors include her children, Jackie (Tom) Koski, Alanna Hamilton (Mike Voss), and Mike (Linda) Parsons; fourteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held Thursday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, with interment to follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 6, 2016