Shirley Rovena (Justice) Baldwin (1929 - 2015)

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Shirley Rovena (Justice) Baldwin, 85, of Bozeman passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Shirley was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Judith Gap, Montana, to Lloyd and Maye (Larson) Justice. She grew up in Bozeman, graduating from Gallatin County High School.

She married Kenneth "Bob" Baldwin on June 26, 1953, in Great Falls, Montana. The couple lived in Noxon, Montana, Sand Point, Idaho, Livingston, Montana, and Terry, Montana. They moved back to Bozeman in 1962.

Shirley worked for the Credit Bureau of Gallatin County, Montgomery Wards, the Treasurer's Office at Montana State College (now MSU), as a domestic engineer raising four children, and then as the head teller at Western Bank and at the Placement Office at MSU until her retirement in 1985.

She was active in Eastern Star and was a member of Bozeman United Methodist Church, involved in the Summer Vacation Bible Study Group and a bible study group. She was also a member of the Extension Club.

Shirley loved to read, and enjoyed growing beautiful flowers. She played the piano and the accordion, and also enjoyed many hand crafts, such as sewing outfits for her children, crocheting, and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Robert "Bob" Baldwin; sons David (Belinda) Baldwin of Chugiak, Alaska, Robert (Gertie) Baldwin of Katy, Texas, and Thomas (Caroline) Baldwin of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; daughter Lori (Kevin) King of Gillette, Wyoming; sister Louise (Spencer) Smith of Belgrade, Montana; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Bozeman United Methodist Church.

Memorials in Shirley's name may be made to Bozeman United Methodist Church, 121 S. Willson Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 18, 2015
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