Born in Blanchard, Oklahoma 30 October 1918-and passed away in Phoenix, Arizona 17 January 2012. Kassie Ree Owen moved with her parents to southern Montana in 1919 and was raised on a cattle ranch near Lodge Grass (Crow Indian Reservation). In 1936 she worked for the Glacier Park Saddle Horse Company at the Crossley Lake Tent Camp to help pay her college tuition. Catering to dudes who rode into camp, this early experience forged her lifetime love of Glacier Park. Decades of annual visits there as a member of the Glacier Park Mountaineering Society were highlights of her year. A graduate of Lodge Grass High School and Eastern Montana Normal School in Billings (now Montana State University, Billings), Kassie taught at Valley View Elementary School in Lodge Grass. She met Homer Scribner and they married in 1940. Following his service in the Army during WWII they moved with their only child, Robert, to Lewistown, Montana. where Homer began a private practice in public accounting. In 1957 the family moved to Phoenix where Homer had been born in what was then Arizona Territory in 1910. Kassie Ree is survived by her sister, Juanita Willcutt (Billings, Montana), sister-in-law, Jeanne Owen (Sheridan, Wyoming), her son, Robert Scribner and his wife, Jane (Hillsborough, California), and three grandchildren. A private service was held at Huger Mercy Living Center, Phoenix. Interment will take place at the Elks Cemetery in Sheridan, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Huger Mercy Living Center, 2345 W. Orangewood Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 or the Glacier Park Mountaineering Society, PO Box 1241, Kalispell, MT 59903.
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