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Anne S. Barnaby

January 26, 1948 — December 27, 2021

Anne Shaw Barnaby, 73, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, in Livingston, Montana, from complications due to cancer. Anne was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1948. Her parents were John Berwick and Olive Shaw. Her only sibling is Walter Stephen Shaw. Anne and Steve grew up in San Jose, California and attended public schools in Willow Glen. They also attended Saint Francis Episcopal Church, where Anne sang in the children's choir. She especially loved to sing hymns. Anne's love of music included her dad's jazz piano, mom's classic piano and Steve's drums and guitar. At one point, she enjoyed playing etudes and sonatas on two pianos with her mom Olive. When Anne and Steve were teenagers, their parents took the family camping, which helped Anne to develop a love of the outdoors. In 1965 Anne studied at the California College of the Arts (CCAC) where she met James Barnaby. In 1968 Anne married Jim in San Jose. They began married life in Seattle, Washington. Anne graduated from Central Washington State College with a Bachelor of Art degree. They returned to Northern California where Jim obtained his Master of Art degree. He was hired to replace noted potter Frances Senska upon her retirement. Thus began Anne's love affair with Bozeman, Montana. Anne became a member of St. James Church in Bozeman, where she loved to sing in the adult choir. Anne worked as a costumer for the Theatre Arts Department at Montana State for many main stage productions, including the beginning years of Shakespeare in the Parks. Anne was bitten by the broadcasting bug and worked for KGLT on the MSU campus. Two of Anne's producers were Ed Jones and Mark Vargo, who went on to achieve Hollywood status as world class filmmakers. Anne later worked for the Reier Radio Network in Bozeman. During her time with Reier, Anne received the Radio Program of the Year and Broadcaster of the Year Awards, bestowed by the Montana Broadcasters Society. Anne also worked at KJR and KIRO in Seattle, Washington, and KPBS Public Radio in San Diego, California. Anne was hired to work for the School of Architecture in 2006, a position she held until her death. Although Anne never had children, she thoroughly enjoyed work with the students. Her colleagues, faculty, staff, and constituents were a constant source of pleasure for Anne. In 2007 she endowed a Group Study room in honor of her parents in the Renne Library, in perpetuity. Anne's parents loved Montana and made many trips to the Treasure State. For her dad's birthday, Anne arranged a trip to Yellowstone National Park, where they stayed at the Lake Hotel. After dinner, the pianist took a break, and Dad was allowed to play the grand piano in the hotel lobby. The crowd loved hearing him play all the great jazz songs. The next morning the hotel offered him a permanent position as the hotel pianist. Anne was long a patron of the Bozeman Symphony, and especially enjoyed concerts conducted by Matthew Savery. In Anne's spare time, she loved riding horses. She was an accomplished horsewoman who enjoyed riding solo, and on trail rides with friends. Anne truly loved animals and gave generously to animal welfare groups such as the Heart of the Valley Animal Center, The Raptor Center, ASPCA, Defenders of Wildlife, Animals Asia, The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, Farm Sanctuary, Yellowstone Forever, The International Society for Animal Rights and the Wilderness Society. Anne was predeceased by John and Olive Shaw in 2005, Jim Barnaby in 2014, Mary Elizabeth Shaw in 2015, Cookie Shaw in 2013 and Claire Shaw, Elsie Jones and Edna Jones of Redondo Beach, California. Anne is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Carol Shaw, Santa Cruz, California; extended family, Michael and Liz Shaw, Olivia, Madylyn and Mason Shaw, Folsom, California; Morgan and Phoenix Shaw, Northern California; Mark and Danielle Shaw, Hunter, Jack, Tiger and Justin Plauche; Ray and Eliska Plauche, New Orleans, Louisiana; her dear Montana friends and neighbors, Patty, Ric, Matthew and Daniel LaDue, Yvonne and Duke Venturino, Scott Madden, Kristin and CT Wachob and family, Shannon King, DVM, Joshua and Lisa, Koen, Soren and Audrey Hannah, Emily Gadd of Bozeman, Christana Gnehm and Jim Lindquist of Washington, Bill and Tamara Pullman, Maesa, Jack and Lewis Pullman of Hollywood, California. The family is deeply grateful for the incredible level of care and compassion Anne received from Dr. Kenneth May, Dr. Sonnenberg, Eileen Ralicke, and all of the dedicated nurses at the Bozeman Cancer Center. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements
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