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Barry Anstey
Barry Anstey


Barry Anstey

May 26, 1951 - Apr 28, 2017

Barry Eugene Anstey, 65, of Great Falls, passed away April 28, 2017 from renal cell carcinoma at home under hospice with his two children, Alison and Glenn at his side.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Barry was born May 26, 1951 in Burlington, IA to Edward and Phyllis Anstey. Edward's work brought them to Great Falls, where Barry spent the majority of his life. In 1968, he joined the Army and spent four years working as a helicopter mechanic. The army took him to several states and Korea, however he returned to what had become his hometown of Great Falls.

Barry married the love of his life, Kay Frances Johnston on May 8, 1971. Together they had two children, Alison and Glenn. Barry and Kay loved the mountains and spending time at their cabin in Neihart during the summers. Shortly after Kay's death in 2002, Barry moved from the inner city of Great Falls to a house with 5 acres on Gore Hill. This afforded him an opportunity to look out any window and see the mountains surrounding Great Falls.

Barry worked numerous years in the auto parts business and retired from Car Quest Auto Parts in 2013.

Barry loved the outdoors. Hunting was a passion of his that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He also had a love of horses and spent several years in the Cascade County Sheriff’s Posse.

Barry is survived by his daughter, Alison (Eric) Tilton of Grand Forks, ND; son Glenn Anstey of Great Falls; grandchildren Tristen and Shelby Tilton; sisters Connie Dalton and Penny Jackson; and brother Gary Anstey.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. 

Public Guest Book

May 2nd
Penny Anstey-Jackson
I wish there was more I could do or say to ease your pain ..a loss of a loving Father, Grandfather and a brother to me...Know that I cannot be there in person I am with you in spirit love and sorrow..a hug to you love always
May 2nd
Joyce Mills, Barb Murray, Scott and Jill Henderson
We have many fond memories of family times: Christmas breakfast was the best, sheriff posse practices and competitions, spending times at the cabins in the Neihart and Bean Lake areas.
Our sincere condolences to all of you at this time.
May 2nd
Connie Dalton
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I miss my Brother Barry horribly and wish he and had had more time together, he was a wonderful man, kind and gentle and very loving. I know that he is with his beloved Kay now and that is where he would want to be above all else. I love you Barry, I miss you and I am praying for you and for your children. Connie
May 3rd
Terri Duffin
I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I worked with Barry when he was at Auto Parts. He was such a nice person. I 'll be praying for you for comfort and peace.


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