Shelby Dee Kauffman

On July 15, 1976, Roland Eugene Kauffman and Mary Deean Taylor gave life to a beautiful little girl named Shelby Dee Kauffman. Shelby was full of life and always turned heads whenever she walked into a room. Her friends and family knew every minute in her presence would be filled with laughter and joy. 

Shelby had a daughter named Paige in 1995 and quickly became her mother’s greatest joy. Shelby always wanted the best for Paige and knew she would excel in everything she did. She was so proud to teach her values like caring for the less fortunate, knowing how to love life, finding moments to laugh and be goofy, and to always say I love you. She instilled the strength and compassion necessary to succeed in life into her daughter, and loved to live through the accomplishments Paige made throughout her life’s journey. 

Shelby’s life came to an end on December 26, 2017, at the age of 41 in Bozeman. 

Shelby joins her mother, Deean Kauffman; her grandparents, Anne and Cliff Kauffman; and her grandparents, Vada and Wiley Taylor. 

She is survived by her daughter, Paige Kauffman; father, Roland (Rolly) Kauffman; brother, Shadd Kauffman; nephew, Levi Kauffman; great friend, Jim Walker; and beloved dog, Deuce Kauffman-Walker; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A cremation memorial service has taken place on the family farm in Bloomfield. The remaining ashes are left with Paige as she remembers her mother’s free-spirited personality and continues to spread ashes in every new place she travels so Shelby can forever see the world.


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