Miscellaneous Lincoln County, Montana Obituaries

From the "Western News" newspaper in Libby, MT

Irene Hutchison
Irene E. Hutchison, 58, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at her home in Libby. 
She was born on Oct. 7, 1940, at Libby, to Fred and Evaline Detjens Williams. 
Irene grew up in Libby, attending Libby schools and graduating from Libby High School in 1958. 
She lived in Plains for 12 years before returning to Libby. 
Irene was preceded in death by her father. 
Survivors include her husband Bob of Plains; children Kirk Jaynes, Libby, and Kelli Decker, Federal Way, Wash.; mother Evaline Williams, Libby; sister Viona Lamey, Libby, three grandchildren, Cody, Joseph and Luke, and nephew Don Thomson. 
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses, with interment following at the City of Libby Cemetery. 
Arrangements were under direction of the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 

Joan Lee
Joan Swisher Lee, 57, of Libby, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. 
She was born March 19, 1941, in Polson, to Emery and Myrtle Swisher. 
Joan grew up on a homestead near Niarada and attended school in Lonepine and Hot Springs. 
She married Aubrey Lee on Dec. 18, 1959. 
Joan worked as a secretary for the State of Montana, ranched, owned and operated a freight company and with her husband drove a semi-truck in 48 states and Canada. 
She enjoyed family gatherings, fly fishing, fly tying, hunting, gardening and canning. She will be remembered for her love of the outdoors and her strong spirit. 
Joan was preceded in death by daughter Lori Lee. 
Survivors include her husband Aubrey and son Wade, both of Libby; sisters Rosie King, Hot Springs; Murel Meland, Renton, Wash.; Ruth Jorgenson, Plains, and brother Lyle Swisher, Butte. 
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Lonepine Community Hall with interment services at the Lonepine Cemetery. 
Viewing will take place Friday evening at the Coffeldt Bunch Funeral Home in Plains. 
Memorials may be made to the Lonepine Community Hall, Lonepine, MT 59848. 

Esta Richardson
Esta P. Richardson, 93, the mother of Betty Bell of Libby, died on Nov. 19, 1998, at St. Josephís Assisted Living Center in Polson. 
The former Ronan resident enjoyed coming to Libby to visit, especially for special events like Nordicfest. She made many friends here. 
Among her many survivors are grandchildren Shirley Lockard, Bonnie Pink and Bob Stonehocker. 
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held later.

Frank Wickstrom
Frank W. Wickstrom, 87, of Libby, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at the Libby Care Center. 
He was born June 27, 1911, at Oglivie, Minn., to Ernest and Martha Wickstrom 
A veteran of military service during World War II, Frank served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. 
He and his wife owned and operated NAPA auto partsí stores in Show Low and Benson, Ariz., before moving to Libby in 1985. 
Frank was a member of Colville Lodge No. 92, AF&AM, the Tucson Consistry, El Zaribah Shrine Temple in Phoenix, PER and Elks Lodge No. 2090, both in Show Low. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. 
Survivors include his wife Alyce Wickstrom, Libby; daughter Karen Smith, Seattle; son Raymond Wickstrom, Colville, Wash.; grandson Robert Wickstrom, Long Beach, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. 
Private service arrangements are under direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to Kootenai Volunteer Hospice, P.O. Box 781, Libby, or to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472. 

Isabel Agather
Libby native Isabel Agather, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Prestige Assisted Living in Kalispell. 
She was born at Libby on Sept. 12, 1913, to William F. and Blanche Brinton Kienitz. 
Isabel was preceded in death by her husband Alfons (Allo) Agather in 1978. 
Survivors include her sister Jean Neils, Spokane; four sons and their wives, Jan and Marjean, Lewiston, Idaho; Michael and Kathy, Mercer Island, Wash., Mark and Jean and Max and Linda, all of Kalispell; daughters and their spouses, Andrea and Ray Haugen, Tucson, Ariz., and Martha and Jeff Jordan, Mercer Island; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at the Johnson Mortuary Chapel in Kalispell. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Northridge Lutheran Church in Kalispell with Pastor Dan Heskett officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the University of Washington Stroke Fund Harborview, 710 Ninth Ave., Box 359924, Seattle, Wash. 98104. 

Betty Brown
Betty Ann Brown, 68, died Nov. 12, 1998, at her home in Kalispell. 
She was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Kalispell, to John Peter and Lena Catherine Kalwait Hansen. 
Raised and educated in Kalispell, Betty graduated from Flathead County High School in 1948. 
She married Don Brown on Feb. 14, 1986, in Idaho. 
Betty worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years. 
She and Don enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and at their lake cabin. Betty also enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, fishing, boating, riding horses and doing needlework. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. 
Survivors include her husband Don, Kalispell; step-daughters Penny Scott, Gail Decker and Linda Blankenship; step-son Jim Brown, and adopted son Sam Schneider; brother James Hansen and his wife Jan, Stayton, Ore., a grandchild and special friends Bob and Maxine Domgard. 
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. 
Arrangements are by Johnson Mortuary & Crematory, Kalispell.

Lucille Hill
Former Libby resident Lucile Hill, 75, died Nov. 12, 1998, at Corvallis, Ore. 
She was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on Dec. 4, 1922, and moved to Kalispell in 1945. 
She married Raymond Jantz in Kalispell on March 22, 1946, and they moved to Libby in 1947, remaining at Libby until 1970, when they moved to Lebanon, Ore. 
Raymond Jantz died on Nov. 21, 1979. 
On March 28, 1986, Lucile married Rex Hill. After Rex died on Feb. 11, 1997, Lucile moved to Corvallis. 
She was a member of the Lacomb Baptist Church and her hobbies included crafts. 
In addition to her husbands, Lucile was preceded in death by daughter RaeJean Marie Erickson on March 28, 1982. 
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Rich Robinson, Lebanon; granddaughter and her husband, Tamara and Bill Hamilton, Albany, Ore. grandson Ryan Robinson, Lebanon; and great-granddaughter Felicia Ann Robinson, Eugene, Ore. 
Lucile is also survived by four step-sisters and a step-brother, all in Iowa. 
Services were conducted Monday in Stayton, Ore., under the direction of the Weddle Funeral Home. 
Private burial followed at Miller Cemetery. 

William Hotzel
Retired railroader William Wesley Hotzel, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at his home in Libby, following a long illness. 
He was born on Dec. 22, 1929, at Three Forks, to George and Lillian Hotzel. 
Bill served in the U.S. Navy, 1951-1955, including the Korean Conflict, aboard the USS Lenawee APA 195, earning the Navy Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. 
On Dec. 31, 1955, he married Roberta Thomas. They were divorced in 1976. 
Bill worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad at Butte, Helena and Havre, finishing a 42-year career at Havre as maintenance department general foreman. He retired in 1989. 
He married Sue Hunter Rawlings Dolman in May 1978. 
Following Billís retirement, the Hotzels moved to Libby, where new acquaintences soon learned Bill loved to trade and would ask, ĎĎWhat have you got to trade today.íí He never met a stranger that he didnít make a friend. 
Bill was preceded in death by a son, Michael L. Hotzel, a sister Betty Doyle, and his first wife, Roberta. 
Survivors include his wife Sue Hotzel, Libby; children Cherie and John Four Bears, Wakpala, S.D.; Joseph and Linda Hotzel, Apple Valley, Calif; William and Arsenia Hotzel, Bremerton, Wash.; Patty and Chip Hurin, Power; Everett and Denise Dolman-Glen, Carbon, Ill.; Debi and Gary Sudan and Steve and Rosella Lienhart, Havre, and Roberta and David Potter, Kalispell; sister Jeannette Smith and brother James Hotzel, Three Forks; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many friends, including his friend Bear. 
Memorials may be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Foundation, 350 Louisiana Ave., Libby, or to a charity of the donorís choice. 
Private arrangements are under the direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 

Irene Steinhagen
Irene L. Steinhagen, 91, the mother of a Libby woman, died on Oct. 11, 1998, at the Libby Care Center. 
She was born on Sept. 1, 1907, at Elbow Lake, Minn., to Theodore and Karn Engen Knutson. 
Irene attended Elbow Lake schools, graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1925, and earned a teachersí certificate from Elbow Lake Teachers Training. 
She taught in the country schools in Grant County for four years and married Ralph Steinhagen in June 1930. 
They moved to a farm near Norcross, Minn., where they lived for 40 years, retiring in 1970. 
Irene moved to Libby in July 1995 to live with daughter Clarice Thompson. 
She enjoyed quilting, sewing crocheting, cooking and reading. 
A longtime member of the American Lutheran Church, she belonged to a number of womenís church groups in Minnesota, and was also active in the Methodist Church. 
Irene was preceded in death by her parents and a son. 
Survivors include son Edward Steinhagen, Wheaton, Minn.; daughter Clarice Thompson and her husband Roy, Libby; sisters Evelyn Lundgren, Norcross, Minn., and LouAyce Wilson, Bothell, Wash.; five grandchildren, Pamela Kern and her husband Willard, Taylor, Minn.: Susan Buerkle and her husband Michael, Redford, Minn.; William Steinhagen, Deerborn, Minn.; and Tina Thompson and Tammy Jo Thompson, both of Wendover, Nev.; two great-grandchildrn, Jeremy Buerkle, Redford, Minn., and Eric Kern, Taylor, Minn. 
Services were conducted on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Norcross. 

Kenneth Vaa
Kenneth V. Vaa, 40, of Libby, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, of diabetes at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. 
He was born on June 11, 1958, at Conrad, to Vernon and Margaret Vaa. 
Raised in Libby, Kenneth attended Libby schools, graduating from Libby High School with the Class of 1976. 
He worked in Alaska for 12 years and later worked as a truck driver for Shellinger Construction. 
An avid outdoorsman, Kenneth enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. 
He was a member of Kiwanis and member and officer of the Elks Lodge. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Richard Merrick. 
Survivors include his wife Rae Anne, Libby; son Richard Vaa and daughter Andrea Vaa, both of Columbia Falls; step-children Jeff Otto, Tessa Hayes and Greg Otto, all of Lynnwood, Wash.; sisters Ellen Vinnola and Jeanette Fuentes, both of Glen Rock, Wyo.; brothers Raymond Vaa and James Merrick in New York and a grandchild, Mercedes Otto. 
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel. 
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment services at the Troy Cemetery. 

Francine Moen
Francine Moen, 73, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, 1998, at her home in Libby. 
She was born Aug. 19, 1925, at Maui, Hawaii, to William and Charlotte Davison Ledward. She was raised and educated in Hawaii. 
Francine married Franklin Clyde Sweet in Hawaii on Sept. 10, 1945, and they came to Montana at the end of World War II, living first at Troy and later in Libby. 
Franklin Sweet died in 1962. 
On April 7, 1967, Francine married Norman F. Moen, who died in 1987. 
A member of St. Josephís Parish and the Libby Garden Club, Francine enjoyed working in her yard and garden and was an avid pinochle player. Her greatest joy was her family and she loved being a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. 
Survivors include daughters Wanda Sweet, Elise Kinden and her husband Keith, and Charlotte Reid and her husband Marvin, all of Libby; sons Walter Sweet and his wife Valerie, Libby; Frank (Butch) Sweet and his wife Virginia, Paola, Kansas; Jim Sweet and his wife Betty, Bridger; Richard Sweet, Mason, Tenn., and Alex Sweet and his wife Deseri, Libby; step-children Laverne (Bud) Moen and Carol Coburn, both of Black Duck, Minn.; Judith Mobbs, Acampo, Calif., and Adelia Moore, Newport News, Va.; sister Beatrice Duarte, Kailua, Hawaii; brothers Charles and Robert Ledward, Kailua, and Richard Ledward in California; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Strom officiating. 
Interment will follow in the City of Libby Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Recovery Northwest, 418 Main, Libby.

Floy Ninneman
Longtime Troy resident Floy Ninneman, 95, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at the Libby Care Center. 
She was born on March 17, 1903, at Ellensberg, Wash., to Frederick and Olive Bisson Barnhart. 
She was raised and educated at Ellensberg and in Pasco, Wash., and worked at the Franklin County Courthouse in Pasco. 
Floy married Jack W. Ninneman on Dec. 25, 1921, at Pasco. 
She and Jack lived at various places in Washington and at Lewiston, Idaho, and for many years in Washington, D.C., where Jack was employed by the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army Map Service. 
They moved to Troy in 1945, leaving the area to work in Burma for four years. In Burma, Floy assisted in the foundation and operation of the UNICEF program. 
After returning to Troy in 1955, the Ninnemans owned and operated the Tillacum Ranch, where they raised trout. Floy also assisted her husband in the operation of Ninneman Engineering. 
Although they sold the ranch and retired in the early 1970s, the Ninnemans remained in Troy. 
Jack Ninneman preceded his wife in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by son Jack H. Ninneman in 1993, and by granddaughter Tawnya Ninneman in 1973. 
Floy was a member of the United Methodist Church, Kootenai Chapter No. 88, Order of the Eastern Star, the Episcopal Church Guild and the Troy Federated Womenís Club. 
Survivors include daughters Dorothy Roth and Olive Jones, both of Troy; daughter-in-law Arlene Ninneman, Klamath Falls, Ore.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Troy with the Rev. Ben Nardi officiating. 
Interment services will follow at the Troy Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Troy Volunteer Ambulance, Box 641, Troy. 

Robert Byers
Robert L. Byers, 78, of Libby, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. 
He was born May 3, 1920, at Rexford, to James and Lula Vine Paxton Byers. Robert grew up on Murray Island and attended the Sheldon Canyon School near Rexford. 
He entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 23, 1942, serving in Sicily, Naples, Rhineland, southern France and other areas, receiving the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Star. 
Robert was honorably discharged on Sept. 20, 1945. 
He married Marilyn Boettcher on Nov. 1, 1952, at Great Falls. 
He worked as a sawyer until his retirement, also raising cattle and cutting Christmas trees. 
Robert enjoyed life, and his hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing and watching his grandsons play ball. 
As a patient at the Libby dialysis center, he will be remembered for his sense of humor. 
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Robbie, his parents, brothers Laird, Kenneth and Earl Francis and sister Talma. 
Survivors include his wife Marilyn, Libby; daughter Ella Jean Sanders and her husband Arthur, Fortine; brother Everett Byers and his wife Pat, Libby; sister Beulah King and her husband Fred, Eureka; sisters-in-law JoAnne Dors and her husband Arthur, Great Falls; Dolores Schumacher and her husband Joe, Great Falls, and June Byers, Eureka and grandsons Travis, Justin and Luke Sanders, Fortine. 
Services are pending and will be announced later. 
Memorials may be made to the Eureka Ambulance or the Libby Dialysis Center. 
Local arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 

Chester Brees
Chester L. Brees, 81, of Libby, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at his home. 
He was born on Sept. 13, 1917, at More, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Fay F. and Irene Wickwire Brees. 
He grew up in Libby and entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 28, 1942, serving in the south of France, the Rhineland, Northern France, Po Valley, Rome Arno and other areas. 
Chester received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge. 
After his honorable discharge in August 1945, Chester returned to Seattle, where he worked as a longshoreman for 29 years, retiring in 1976. 
He married Mary Forden in 1959. 
In retirement, Chester enjoyed trains and fishing. 
Survivors include his wife Mary, Libby; daughter Terry Robinson and her husband Jerry, Federal Way, Wash.; son Robert Draper, Puyallup, Wash.; brother Lester Brees and his wife Lorenna, Missoula; grandsons Dan Garber and his wife Kris, Tacoma, Wash.; Shawn Draper and Joel Draper, Puyallup, Wash.; Christopher Robinson and his wife Tanea, Kent, Wash.; great-granddaughter Jacinda Garber, Tacoma, Wash., and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 
Graveside services, under direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the City of Libby Cemetery. 

Millie Allen
Mildred E. (Millie) Allen, 73, of Libby, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, following a long illness. 
She was born on Jan. 23, 1925, at Des Moines, Iowa, to Guy and Winnie Newman. 
Millie worked as a checker and meat wrapper in various supermarkets and devoted a large part of her life to service as a caregiver for elderly and shut-in people. She enjoyed playing cards, watching wrestling on television, going for walks and visiting with friends and relatives. 
She moved to Libby from El Cajon, Calif., in 1996 to be with a daughter. Millie was a wonderful mother and friend. 
Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Williams and her husband Larry, Libby; Pamela Harkins, Phoenix, Ariz.; Dan Lee McHughes and his wife Geby, Live Oaks, Calif., and Jim G. Ehrgood and his wife Lois, Phoenix; brothers J. Howard Newman and his wife Jessie, Peru, Ind., and Dennis L. Newman and his wife Geniva, Lexington, Ky., 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Private family visitation and services will be conducted under the direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 

Matt Moles
Matthew G. Moles, 53, of Libby, died of cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. 
He was born on May 21, 1945, at Missoula, to Cy and Ann Moles. 
Raised and educated at Libby, Matt graduated from Libby High School with the Class of 1964. 
He attended college in Vancouver, Wash., and spent most of his life in Libby and Seattle, working as a chef in many restaurants at both locations. 
Matt was also a certified nurseís aid in Seattle and more recently at the Libby Care Center. 
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Cymon John, in 1974. 
Matt dedicated his life to caring for his family and for people in need and will be greatly missed. 
Survivors include his parents, Ann and Cy Moles, Libby; brothers Clarence Moles, Seattle, and David Moles, Lolo; his ĎĎkids,íí nieces and nephews Nicole, Megan, Christopher, Chandra and Nicolas. 
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 
Cervices will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the City of Libby Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Hanigan officiating. 

Richard Fields
Former Libby resident Richard G. Fields, 53, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home in Hauser Lake, Idaho. 
He was born on July 13, 1946, at Libby, to Lila and Willis Fields. 
Raised and educated at Libby, Richard graduated from Libby High School with the Class of 1964. 
He worked at Torgisonís Husky in Libby and later with W.R. Grace & Co. 
Richard attended an electronics school in Spokane and lived in the Spokane Valley and north Idaho Panhandle area, working for Keytronics and in the service station and convenience store business. 
He was preceded in death by his father in 1991. 
Survivors include his mother, Lila Fields, Libby; sisters Cynthia Stephens and her husband Dan, Libby; Beth Hibbs and her husband Michael, Spokane, and Susan VanDenBurg and her husband Frank, Ramer, Tenn.; grandmother Grace Davidson, Libby; uncles Roy Davidson, Libby and Richard Fields, Newport, Wash.; aunts Jo Anderson, Libby; and Elva Hauck and Sally Noyes, both of Spokane, and several nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Homeee. 
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Les Nelson officiating. 
Memorials may be made to Wings, in care of Kalispell Regional Hospital, attention Jennifer Scheffner. 

Beryl Smith
Beryl C. Smith, 74, of Libby, died Oct. 29, 1998, at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. 
She was born Sept. 12, 1924, at River Sioux, Iowa, to Paul and Ada Weston, and was raised and educated in Iowa. 
Beryl married Rex Smith on Feb. 28, 1948, and they moved to Montana, living in the Flathead Valley until moving to Libby in 1958. 
Beryl worked as an operator for General Telephone Company at Libby for several years. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Rex in 1996. 
Survivors include daughters Diane Troyer and her husband Ivan, Libby and Sue Halter and her husband Bud, Kalispell; mother Ada Weston, Kalispell; brother Blake Weston, Carlsberg, Wash.; sisters Iris Carroll, Dalton, Ga., Jean Rudio, Havre, and Marge Gierman, Kalispell; grandchildren John, Darrin, Robert and Tammy, and great-grandchildren Kyle and Tony. 
Services were conducted at 11 a.m.  Monday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel. 
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donorís choice. 
Helen Schmiedel
Longtime Libby nurse Helen C. Schmiedel, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Kalispell Regional Hospital. 
She was born on July 5, 1912, at Tidioute, Pa., to Norman and Ruth Snavley Cross. 
Helen attended school at Warren, Pa., and graduated from Warren High School in 1930. She received a nursing degree from Warren General Hospital and went on to work in industrial nursing. 
Helen joined the Civil Service and was working as a registered nurse at Pearl Harbor at the start of World War II. She joined the U.S. Army Nurses Corps and served from April to November 1945. 
Helen married Carl Schmiedel on May 11, 1944 and in 1949 they moved to Libby. 
She worked first at the old hospital for Dr. J.M. Cairns and later at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. Helen also worked as office nurse for Dr. Paul J. Seifert for 25 years before retiring when she was 72 years old. 
She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed taking care of them. She also enjoyed crocheting and cooking. 
Survivors include her husband Carl, Libby; daughter Susan Holter, Libby; grandchildren Karla Tinner and Becki Waite, both of Great Falls, and Danny Kateley, Eureka, and five great-grandchildren, Justin, Tony, Quinton, Tyler and Kaelynn. 
Private family services are being held under arrangements by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home. 

Sheila Pattie
Sheila Pattie, 55, of Troy, died Oct. 28, 1998, at Coeur díAlene, Idaho. 
She was born Oct. 8, 1943, at Aberdeen, Wash., to Ray and Dorothy Parker Fowler. She attended schools at Aberdeen, Spokane and Troy. 
Sheila was employed by the U.S. Forest Service at Troy for several years. She also worked at the Holiday Motel, Steinís IGA and as a bus moniter for Troy Public Schools. 
She attended the Lincoln County Campus of Flathead Valley Community College, receiving an associate of arts degree in 1997. 
Sheila attended the United Methodist Church and assisted in the church child care program. She donated many hours to volunteer service at the Troy Museum and Troy Senior Citizen Center. She enjoyed gardening, animals and the ocean and was an avid reader. 
Sheila was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. 
Survivors include son Stuart Pattie, Naples, Idaho; daughters Susan Pattie and Mary Schueller, both of St. Cloud, Minn.; sisters Betty Woolsey, Aberdeen, and Lorraine Fowler, Payallup, Wash.; brothers Bud Clark, Burley, Idaho, and Dick Fowler, Sequim, Wash., and six grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Troy and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Ben Nardi officiating. 
Committal services will take place on Friday at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen. 
Local arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.

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