Barbara Yewusiak

1947 – 2018
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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Barbara Yewusiak, 71, of Dillon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Barrett Hospital. Barb was born July 8, 1947 to William and Agnes (O’Neil) Angove, in Butte, MT.

She graduated from Butte High School in 1966. She went on to college at Western Montana College where she earned her degree in education. On August 14, 1967, she married Samuel Yewusiak. Together the couple managed the Missoula Fair. After the couple moved to Dillon, they worked at the Beaverhead County Fair. Barb was also a secretary for the Montana Herefords Assoc. After retiring from teaching, she owned the Spinning Wheel, yarn and needlepoint shop in Dillon, and worked for the last 17 years at the Gallery in Dillon.

Her father Bill was captured during the Battle of the Bulge, so Barb was an active supporter of military veterans and worked and assisted in developing the Dillon Veteran’s Memorial. Barb was gifted at knitting and needle point. She knitted numerous sweaters, socks, hats, mittens and needle point prints that she generously donated to various individuals and charitable organizations. One of her hobbies that she’d acquired through her Aunt Helen, collected numerous salt and pepper shakers and had a collection of well over 300 sets. She also enjoyed the trips to Jackpot with her parents and her brother. She was also known to enjoy a daily cocktail with her husband Sam at the Klondike Bar.

Barb was preceded in death by both her parents, and her brother Terry.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, and many cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Dillon. A Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations go to the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. A guestbook is available online at