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Butch Barbe

October 9, 1948 April 30, 2018
Butch Barbe
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Obituary for Butch Barbe

Funeral services for Dorie F. “Butch” Barbe, who passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico, will be held Wednesday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gillette with Pastors A.J. Bush and Ginny Bettendorf officiating. Butch Barbe was a 69 year old Campbell County Resident. Viewing will be held at the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Gillette from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Recluse Community Cemetery in Recluse, Wyoming with graveside services to follow the funeral. Online condolences may be made to the Josh Barbe Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Dorie Franklin “Butch” Barbe was born on October 9, 1948 in Gillette, Wyoming to Dorie Junior and Adele Barbe. He lived with his family in Recluse where he attended school through the 8th grade before attending Campbell County High School where he graduated with the class of 1967. After high school he enrolled in Casper College and earned an Associates Degree in Petroleum Geology. He then transferred to the University of Wyoming which he attended for one year. He met Ricki Close in the fall of 1970 and they were married June 18, 1972 in Gillette and they made their home on the family ranch in Recluse. Along with his ranching Butch was a pumper in the oil fields until 2004 when he retired from the oil fields. He spent a short time as a Security Guard at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette from 2004 until 2007, at which time he began ranching fulltime. Ill health forced him to retire in December of 2017 and he lived in Recluse until his death.
As a youth he was president of the Sunshine 4-H Club for many years and sang in the German Choir in high school. He was past president of the Recluse Parent Teacher Organization. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gillette where he served on numerous committees and sang in the Choir. He was a graduate of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy in 1998. Following the death of his son he helped to reinstitute the Suicide Prevention Committee of Campbell County and was a founder of the Anti-Harassment Coalition of Campbell County. Butch was a self-taught guitarist and song writer. He passion was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a private pilot and enjoyed sailing. He had a quick wit and loved playing pranks on family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years Ricki Barbe of Recluse; one daughter Shawntera Kennedy and her husband Corey of Rapid City, South Dakota; two sisters, Cindy Newton and her husband Roy and Ava Johnson and her husband Robert, all of Recluse, Wyoming and two grandchildren Tayarnanne and Caelden Kennedy of Rapid City. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Dorie Joshua Barbe.


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Visitation

Tuesday

8

May

1:00 PM 5/8/2018 1:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/8/2018 9:00:00 PM
Harness Funeral Chapel

351 N. Adams Ave
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

Harness Funeral Chapel
351 N. Adams Ave Buffalo 82834 Wyoming
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

9

May

8:30 AM 5/9/2018 8:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

2000 W Lakeway Rd
Gillette, Wyoming 82718

First United Methodist Church
2000 W Lakeway Rd Gillette 82718 Wyoming
United States

Service

Wednesday

9

May

10:00 AM 5/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

2000 W Lakeway Rd
Gillette, Wyoming 82718

A luncheon will be held following the service, proceeded by graveside services at the Recluse Community Cemetery.

First United Methodist Church
2000 W Lakeway Rd Gillette 82718 Wyoming
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Recluse Community Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Rd
Recluse, WY 82725

Cemetery Rd Recluse 82725 WY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Josh Barbe Scholarship Fund

Care of: Harness Funeral Home 351 N. Adams Ave. Buffalo, WY 82834
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