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Vernon E. Grove

Date of Death: April 5, 2019

Date of Birth: October 18, 1937


TOPSHAM- Vernon E. Grove, 81, of Topsham, Maine passed away on April 5, 2019. He was born in Austin, Texas, October 18, 1937, the son of Vernon Eugene Grove and Joyce Lona Whelchel.

He was educated in Austin schools and graduated from Austin High School. He attended the University of Texas Austin and graduated with a degree in pharmacy and then continued on to earn his medical degree from Galveston Medical School. He served in the Air Force Reserves from 1966 to 1973. Gene practiced neuropsychiatry until he retired in 2000.


In 1979, he married Barbara P. Grove in Austin. They spent many years on the family ranch at Lake Travis before moving to Whitefish, Montana. He was an avid nature photographer and loved exploring our nation's parks.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; stepchildren Michael W. Marrs (Anne) of Whitefish

Montana; Kelly P. Sullivan (Sean) of Austin Texas; and Kimberly S. Rose (Joseph) of Baltimore

Maryland. Grandchildren, David Simon, Matthew Simon, Hayley Rose, Stephanie Doherty, Joseph David Rose, Jonathan Rose, and James Rose. He also had 5 great grandchildren.


According to his wishes, no services will be held. Gene requested that expressions of sympathy be made to your local Audubon Society.

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