Shawn Timothy Garrow 65, of St. Mary, Mont., died of natural causes, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home in St. Mary. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held this summer at St. Mary.

Shawn was born Jan. 30, 1956, in Browning, Mont., and attended schools there until he enlisted in

the U.S. Marine Corps in 1973. He served his military time in Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nairobi, Kenya and Trenton, Mich., until his discharge in 1981. 

He was hired in June 1982

at the St. Mary Ranger Station in Glacier National Park in the Maintenance Department until he left in 2012.

Shawn loved to entertain folks on his steel guitar, though he couldn’t read music, his tunes were from playing by ear. For many summers he hosted a BBQ on Thursday nights, usually the menu was a brisket or ribs and a giant frying pan of fried potatoes.

Survivors include son Casey (Jessica) and granddaughter, Amorette of Kalispell; daughter Lindsay and granddaughters Mikell, Raylynn and Sierra of Browning; brother Steve of St. Mary; and sister Susan Garrow Johnson of Columbia Falls, Mont.; and numerous cousins spread around the United States.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marion Garrow, and his ex-wife Carol Roundine.

Foster’s Funeral Home in St. Ignatius is handling the arrangements.