I was reading an early June 2011 Miles City Star last night and noted an obituary for one of Mrs. Rost's colleagues in the Washington School science department. I didn't have Mr. Grovenstein but I certainly remember him from my time at Washington School.
Sidney L. Grovenstein
Sidney L. Grovenstein, 84, of Red Lodge, formerly of Miles City, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Beartooth Billings Clinic.
Mr. Grovenstein was born on Aug. 18, 1926, in West Palm Beach, Fla., a son of Sidney and Clara Griffith Grovenstein. Sid graduated from Palm Beach High School and from Florida State University at Tallahassee.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe.
On Sept. 15, 1950, he and Evelyn Louane Holden were married in West Palm Beach. Mr. Grovenstein taught junior high and high school in Florida and Washington before coming to Montana. He taught at Shelby for three years before settling in Miles City where he taught science at Washington Junior High School. Mr. Grovenstein retired in 1981 after a 27-year career in education.
While in Miles City he worked summers for the Montana Fish and Game Department. as a fisheries aide, and after retiring he worked for the state and Custer County as an Emergency Management Coordinator.
Mr. Grovenstein and his wife moved to Red Lodge in 1993. He was a member of the Red Lodge Community Church U.C.C., the Northern Plains Resource Council, American Legion Carbon Post No. 17, Eastern Montana Retired Teachers Association. and the Georgia Salzburger Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and skiing.
His survivors include his wife, Evelyn Louane of Red Lodge; two daughters, Gail Grovenstein of Roundup and Cyd Grovenstein of Missoula; two sons, Glenn (Darcy) Grovenstein of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Frank (Randi) Grovenstein of Eagan, Minn.; and nine grandchildren, Jayme and Dustin Helgeson, and Whitney, Emory, Ezekiel, Lacey, Kyle, Cody and Georgia Rose Grovenstein.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Lilly.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Red Lodge Community Church. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Veterans Section of the Red Lodge Cemetery.
Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Red Lodge Community Church, P.O. Box 786, Red Lodge MT 59068.