|From the "Western News" newspaper in Libby, MT
Mildred Florence Johnson, 83, of Libby, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999,
at the Libby Care Center.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1916, at Lead, S.D., to Walter and Catherine
(Katie) Touhy Kelloniemi.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Jack Johnson of Lead.
Survivors include sons Billy Simon in South Dakota; Oren Farris and
his wife Deena, Libby, and Mike Johnson, Libby; daughters Kathryn Farris,
Miles City, and Sharon Tiensvold and her husband Gayle, Alliance, Neb.;
sister-in-law Alva Rantata, Seattle; brother-in-law Stanley Sorenson, Rapid
City, S.D.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Black
Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.
Local arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Former Libby resident Ernest LaVal (Val) Rowley, 60, of Golconda, Nev.,
died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Washoe Medical Center in Nevada.
He was born on June 11, 1939, at Choteau, to Ernest N. and Thora Shelmerdine
Val served in the National Guard and worked as a truck driving for
a mining company. He was also a training specialist for transystems.
A resident of Libby for more than 30 years, Val had lived at Golconda
for the past two and a half years.
He was preceded in death by daughter Dawn Rowley in 1987,
Survivors include his wife Connie, Golconda; sons Stacy L. Rowley
of Libby and Tyler J. Rowley, Golconda; daughter Connie Earon, Post Falls,
Idaho; brother Clyde Rowley in Texas and sister Lynn Purkett in Montana.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church
Local arrangements are by the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Sharon Alice Rynders, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at her home
in Libby after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on June 20, 1941, at Conrad, to Frank and Evelyn Myers.
Sharon lived in Great Falls; Sacramento, Calif., and Libby. She worked
for many years with the Cal Life Insurance Company in Sacramento and as
a para-legal for a Sacramento law firm.
A loving and caring person, Sharon continually put the needs of others
Survivors include daughters Sandra, Sacramento; Kathy Rynders, Beaverton,
Ore., and Colleen Rynders, Reno; brothers Dennis Myers, Sacramento; James
Myers, Libby, and John Myers, Yakima, Wash.; three grandchildren, Curtis
Towse and Sarah Wright, Sacramento, and Armanda Rynders, Beaverton; nephews
Frank, Dan and Mike Myers, Libby; Joshua and Zachery Myers, Yakima, and
niece, Christine Baroch, Great Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A vigil service was conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Michaels Catholic
Church in Conrad and funeral mass was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at
Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Conrad, under direction
of the Pondera Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Johnís Home Health at 350 Louisiana Ave.,
Libby, in memory of Sharon.
Longtime Libby resident Gladys H. Luedecke, 84, died on Sunday, Sept.
19, 1999, at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
She was born on July 30, 1915, at Butte, to James and Florence Breckenridge.
Gladys enjoyed cake decorating, bowling, walking, flowers, church,
friends and family. She was much loved and will be missed.
Survivors include sons James Luedecke and his wife Anne, Atwater, Calif.;
David Luedecke and his wife Angela, Garden City, Kan.; Donald Luedecke
and his wife Marie, Gelnhausan, Germany; daughters June Clark, Libby, and
Tonya Ledford and her husband Fred, Shawnee, Okla., and 21 grandchildren.
Private family services will be conducted.
Local arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Clarence W. Palmerton
Longtime Libby resident Clarence W. Palmerton, 86, died on Sunday,
Sept. 19, 1999, at the Libby Care Center.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1912, at Henning, Minn., to Edward and Ellen
Clarence attended school in Pablo and married Dorothy Whitlatch in
He worked on the Fort Peck Dam Project, at the Anaconda Company smelter,
and for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad before moving to Libby
Clarence worked first for the J. Neils Lumber Company and later for
St. Regis Paper Company, retiring on Jan. 1, 1977.
He enjoyed walking, fishing, hunting and gardening.
Clarence was preceded in death by son Richard in 1948, brothers Melvin
and Earl and sisters Hazel, Rosemand and Pearl.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, Libby; sons Daniel Palmerton and
his wife Peggy, Portland, Ore.; Darrel Palmerton and his wife Maureen,
Libby; Kenneth Palmerton, Phoenix, Ariz.; Randy Palmerton, Libby; daughters
Joanne Rosander and her husband Cisco, Portland, Ore.; Sherril Seifert
and her husband Steven, Whitefish, and Judith Bailor and her husband Claude,
Kalispell; brother Ernest Palmerton and his wife Connie, Great Falls; sister
Norah Rux and her husband Clifford, Snohomish, Wash.; 14 grandchildren,
Tina, Debbie, Danyle, Jason, Jennifer, Jessica, Jeremy, Rick, Angela, Kelly,
Brianna, Trinity, Kimberly and Nicole, and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nelson & Vial
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God
Church with interment to follow at the City of Libby Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Ty Sheppard, 31, of Troy, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at St. Johnís
Lutheran Hospital, following a long battle with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 4, 1967, at Glendale, Ariz., to Cyrus Sheppard
Jr. and Mary Prouty Sheppard.
Ty was raised and educated at Glendale and later at Flagstaff, Ariz.,
where he graduated from high school.
He worked as a restaurant cook for many years in Colorado and
for the past four years in Montana, at the Silver Spur in Troy and more
recently at Treasure Mountain Casino and Restaurant in Libby.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Garcia, Flagstaff; father Cyrus
Sheppard, Troy; sister Shari Sheppard, Troy, and brother Joey Sheppard,
Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandmothers Margaret Sheppard, Peoria, Ariz., and
Anna Prouty, Sun City, Ariz., and nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at noon Tuesday at the Troy Christian Fellowship
with Pastor Dick Barnes officiating.
Arrangements are under direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Helen E. Belknap, 89, died Aug. 30, 1999, in Spokane.
She was born on Oct. 31, 1909, in Spokane, to Grace and Clifford H.
Helen attend Spokane schools and graduated from Lewis & Clark High
She married Earl Belknap on Oct. 30, 1951.
Helen was a hostess and cashier in the hospitality industry, was employed
at Greenoughs Grocery and worked with the Deaconess Hospital Volunteers.
She also volunteered with the annual American Cancer Society fund drive.
She was a member of Women of the Washington Water Power, Order of Eastern
Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Manito Methodist Church.
Survivors include son Clifford Laehn and daughters Barbara Downs and
Marti White, all of Spokane; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren,
two great-great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 1976; daughter Bette
Byington and great-grandson Brandon Kelsey.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at
the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, and a graveside service will
be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Troy City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donors choice.
Heritage Funeral Home, at 508 N. Government Way in Spokane, is in charge
Jim Carney, 57, gifted actor, sculptor, painter and teacher, died of
a sudden heart attack Sunday night.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1941, in Billings, to Ethel and Charles Carney.
Jim attended Eastern Montana College where he earned a bachelor of
science degree in education with an extended major in physical science.
He was employed as program coordinator and literacy teacher with Project
Challenge: Work Again, a dislocated worker program. He was a state certified
teacher and represented PCWA on the Lincoln County Resource Committee which
coordinates agency services to the community. Jim was also a board member
of the Economic Development Council.
He married Eileen Driscoll, a Libby High School teacher, in 1996.
A member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Jim served as a Eucharistic
minister and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a volunteer with the Libby Logger Speech and Drama team and
involved in Kootenai Karacter, Troy Community Theater and Donovanís Dinner
Jim was vice president of the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers
and a board member of the Libby Pioneer Society.
He is survived by his wife Eileen, Libby; sister Carole and her husband
Everett, Billings, niece Tory Wright and her husband Mike, Denver and nephew
Lance Jones and his wife Nancy, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic
Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. Rosary will be held in the Nelson
& Vial Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Longtime Libby nurse Jean F. Habeck, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 11, at
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital following a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1931, at Hoquim, Wash., to Paul and Emma Boerner.
She attended school at Aberdeen, Wash., graduating from high school
in 1949. She completed nurses training at Olympia, Wash., graduating as
a registered nurse in April 1953.
Jean was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1953, serving until her honorable
discharge in 1956, when she came to Libby.
She started working at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital in 1958 and during
35 years of service worked as a nurse, as director of nurses and director
of purchasing and supply until retiring in 1992.
An avid bird watcher, Jean was a longtime member of the National Audubon
Society and loved the Montana outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Survivors include her children, Bruce Habeck, Denver, Colo., and Kathy
Sauby, Oilmont; brothers John Boerner, Montesano, Wash., and Francis Boerner,
Cosmopolis, Wash., and six grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist
Church with Pastor Robert Edwards officiating.
Memorials may be made to Libby Volunteer Ambulance, Box 777, Libby.
Arrangements are under direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Longtime Eureka businessman and rancher Donald McFadyean, 80, father
of a Libby woman, died Sept. 11, 1999.
He was born in Augusta on March 5, 1919, to Scottish immigrants Margaret
and David McFadyean. He was raised on a sheep ranch in the East Glacier
area and attended Browning schools.
He worked in a grocery store while attending school and when only 19
years old owned and operated a small grocery store in Cut Bank.
He married Dorothy Sume in 1940.
McFadyean enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1943 and was discharged
in December 1946 after serving in the Pacific area.
In February 1946 he established Macís Market in Eureka and was in the
grocery business until selling to his son David in 1972. From that time
on McFadyean concentrated on raising purebred Hereford cattle on his ranch
northwest of Eureka.
In 1981, due to health problems, he retired and moved with his wife
to Oregon, returning to Montana in 1989 to live at Kalispell.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, Kalispell; children David McFadyean,
Kalispell, and Dolly Crum, Libby; two grandchildren, Kim McFadyean and
Kari Morris, and great-grandson Matthew Morris.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Baptist Church in
Eureka with burial in the Tobacco Valley Cemetery.
Gordon A. Trulock, 75, of Libby, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at St.
Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
He was born on March 25, 1924, at Paxton, to Judson and Ruby Trulock
and was raised and educated in eastern Montana.
Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1941 and served with the
Army Air Corps in the European Theater during World War II, receiving the
Following his honorable discharge in 1945, Gordon returned to Montana.
He worked at various jobs throughout the country, living for a time
at Havre where he was employed with the Hill County road crew. He was also
a professional musician.
Gordon married Dorothy Freier on Nov. 19, 1961, at Havre.
They moved to Bremerton, Wash., where Gordon was employed at the Puget
Sound Naval Shipyards for many years until retirement. They also lived
in southern Utah until moving to Libby five years ago.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, Libby; his children Fred Brooks,
Elko, Nev.; L.D. (Dean) Brooks, Las Vegas, Nev.; Robin Trulock, Great Falls,
and Lee and Sheila Trulock; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
Interment with military honors will follow at the City of Libby Cemetery.
Edwin J. (Jake) Jacobs, 69, of Libby, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at
Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane of an apparent heart attack.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1929, at Pierre, S.D., to Edward and Ruth Westland
He grew up in Pierre, where he attended school and graduated from Pierre
Jake served with the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, spending a year in Korea.
He married Beverly Engel on June 29, 1953, in the Evangelical United
Brethren Church at Bismarck, N.D.
He earned a degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University
The family moved to Libby in 1967 and Jake worked on the Libby Dam
Project for the Corps of Engineers until 1970. He retired to Libby in 1984,
after spending eight years in Saudi Arabia.
Jake enjoyed flying and making model airplanes, refinishing furniture
and reading. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
National Rifle Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees
and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Survivors include his wife Beverly, Libby; sons Terry Jacobs and his
wife Alison, Gouverneur, N.Y., David Jacobs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; daughter
Ruth Jacobs Jackson, Sacramento, Calif.; sister Edith Herbert and her husband
Francis, North Port, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Whitney, Caitlin, Christian,
Mitchell, Rebecca, Marshall and Benjamin, and his dog Molly.
Visitation was from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson & Vial Funeral
Home and services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran
Local arrangements were by Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church.
Elda Moen, 86, the mother of Libby residents, died Tuesday, Sept. 7,
1999, at the Glacier Manor in Kalispell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wernell, two brothers and
son-in-law Jerry Syth.
Survivors include daughters Jean Owens, Kalispell, and Noreen Syth,
Fortine; sons Donald Moen and his wife Ginny and Dale Moen and his wife
Renee, all of Libby; sisters Selma Connolly, Grants Pass, Ore.; Ruth Olson
and husband Wally, Hoople, N.D.; Alvida Anderson, Edmore, N.D., and Marion
Dowling, Green Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Mortuary
in Kalispell with burial to follow at the Conrad Memorial Cemetery.
Iris Sparkman, 81, who managed the Silver Spur in Troy for 16 years,
died on Aug. 18, 1999, at the Regency Care Center in Monroe, Wash., of
kidney failure, following several years of poor health.
She was born on April 16, 1919, to Harry and Myrtle Henderson on the
family homestead on the Kootenai River north of Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Iris, the youngest of four children, was introduced to the food service
business at an early age. The family had lost the homestead during the
Great Depression, and when Myrtle Henderson found employment in a Bonners
Ferry restaurant, she took Iris to work with her because she couldnít afford
to pay for her care.
Over the ensuing years Iris worked as a waitress in many different
towns, and during World War II she and her mother teamed up in Spokane
as owners of the Diamond Cafe in the Garland district.
After the death of her mother in 1947, Iris moved her two boys and
baby daughter to St. Louis where her sister Gladys lived. She worked as
a Harvey Girl and gained experience that would serve her well in later
In the 1950s Iris and another sister, Peggy, managed the Mint Cafe
and bar in Bonners Ferry.
In 1959, seeking a better life for her family, Iris moved to Anchorage,
Alaska, and although she started working as a waitress in the coffee shop
of the biggest hotel in Alaska, she soon became assistant banquet manager,
a position never before held by a woman.
Her interest in current events led her to participate in politics,
as a Democrat. She was active in union affairs, gaining election to the
highest office in the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union.
It was at Anchorage that Iris was asked to assemble a small staff to
serve President John Kennedy and his entourage during a resting stop there.
Iris enjoyed a personal visit with the president that remained a special
In 1972 Iris was elected as an Alaska delegate to the National Democratic
Convention in Miami Beach, where she supported George McGovern.
An early attempt to retire to southern California sent Iris into a
deep depression which she countered by returning to Alaska. She became
the first woman to work as a union business agent on the Alaska Pipeline.
The next time she contemplated retirement, Iris chose to return to
the Kootenai River valley where she grew up. She purchased the Silver Spur
from her sister Gladys Blake in December 1976 and operated it for the next
16 years, selling it in December 1992.
Iris was preceded in death by her brother Alden Henderson, killed in
the 1964 Alaska earthquake; sister Peggy McElroy in 1992 and granddaughter
Julie Steel of Bonners Ferry.
She is survived by her children, Jack Steele and his wife Jill, Lynnwood,
Wash.; Elizabeth Rogers, Anchorage; Jim Sparkman, Troy; her sister Gladys
Blake, Bonners Ferry; sister-in-law Catherine Henderson, Oak Harbor, Wash.;
nephew Harry and his wife Patty Henderson and their daughters Laura and
Lisa, all of Oak Harbor; daughter-in-law Donna Day, and great-grandchildren
Josh and Logan, all of Bonners Ferry; grandsons Brian Steele, Post Falls,
Idaho, and Scott Desmareis, his wife Cheryl and their children Nicole and
Joshua, all of San Jose, Calif.
Cremation has taken place and Elizabeth will take her motherís ashes
to Anchorage so that in the spring they can be scattered in a field north
of town that is filled with spectacular blooms of iris. This action seems
appropriate to all who knew and loved this remarkable woman.
Daniel M. Vial, 39, of Libby, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 1999,
as the result of injuries received in a truck accident near Greensboro,
He was born on Dec. 9, 1959, at Fort Benton, to Mel and Joan Vial.
Dan lived with his family at Fort Benton, Great Falls, Deer Lodge and
Laurel before coming with them to Libby in 1969.
He attended Libby schools and graduated from Libby High School with
the Class of 1978.
Dan attended Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell and later
graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.
He was associated with Vial Funeral Homes of Libby and Eureka for several
years and was employed as a commercial truck driver for Swift Trucking
at the time of his death.
Dan enjoyed the Montana outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his father Mel Vial on Aug. 18, 1999.
Survivors include his daughter Shannon, Boca Raton, Fla.; mother Joan
Vial, Libby; sister Debra Huisentruit and her husband Maurice (Mo), Troy;
nephews Jeremy Huisentruit, Kalispell and Josh Huisentruit, Missoula; special
friend Diane Siefke, and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Nelson &
Vial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Couch officiating.
Interment services will follow at the City of Libby Cemetery.
Former Libby resident Evelyn Price, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999,
She was born on May 15, 1908, at Rockford, Wash., and married Charlie
A. Price on Nov. 22, 1932, in Spokane.
They moved to Libby in 1982.
Survivors include daughter Charlene Winter, five grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18,
at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses.
Wayne Curtis Wooldridge, 61, of Libby, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999,
the victim of a house fire at his residence.
He was born Oct. 7, 1937, at Mariposa, Calif., to Eric and Ruth Johnson
Wayne graduated from Mariposa High School and served in the U.S. Air
Force from 1955-1959. While reporting to a new duty station in England
he suffered permanent disabling injuries when his transport aircraft went
He moved to Libby in 1974, raised two children here, and found Libby
to be the place he was meant to be.
A man with an independent spirit, Wayne was most at home in the outdoors.
He lived to hunt and fish and his perseverence was an inspiration to his
family and friends.
Despite his own needs and limited physical abilities, Wayne always
found a way to serve the needs of others. His smile and sense of humor
will be missed.
Survivors include son Wilbert Larson and his wife Gale, Palmer, Alaska;
daughter Wanda Belle Burkhalter and her husband Jeff, Wolf Creek, Ore;
brothers Wilbert A. Wooldridge, Boise, Idaho; Dale Wooldridge, Elko, Nev.,
and Charles Wooldridge; sisters Joyce Bluthardt, Las Vegas, Nev., and Crystal
Dompier, Grants Pass, Ore., and 10 grandchildren.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
Local arrangements are by the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Keith Clairmont, 71, of Libby, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at St. Johnís
He was born on Aug. 28, 1927, at Polson, to Ernest V. and Olive Josephine
Raised and educated at Polson, Keith served with the U.S. Navy aboard
the USS Caldwell in the Pacific during World War II
He married Delma Bellon on Oct. 15, 1952, at the St. Ignatius Mission.
The family lived at Polson for many years and Keith worked as an industrial
engineer throughout northwest Montana and the western states.
He and his wife moved their family to Libby in 1969 and Keith worked
on the Libby Dam Project. He continued working as an electrician on local
and regional construction projects until retiring in 1979.
Keith was a proud member of the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe,
and in later years the proud and doting grandfather to 15 grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Joseph Parish; the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers Local 768.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dillon in 1998,
and sister Joan Noel earlier this month.
Survivors include his wife Delma, Libby; six children, Rod Clairmont
and his wife Marj, Goldendale, Wash.; Mike Clairmont and his wife Geri,
Bemidji, Minn.; Dan Clairmont and his wife Elaine, Polson; and Cheryl LeCount
and her husband Bob; Jeanne Robertson and her husband Jeff and Brenda Nelson
and her husband Jim, all of Libby.
He is also survived by sisters Kay Neiss and Rhonda Swaney, both of
Polson, 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rosary and Parish vigil services were Monday at 7 p.m. at the Nelson
& Vial Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 11
a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Hannigan as
Interment services, with military honors, followed at the City of Libby
Judith Marie MacAskill, 44, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her home
in Whitefish, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1954, in Kalispell, spent her early years
in Libby, and graduated from Hellgate High School in Missoula in 1972.
She married Donald J. MacAskill on Feb. 16, 1974, in Missoula.
In 1989 they moved to Whitefish, where Judy was employed as a pre-school
special education aide at Muldown School.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Whitefish and involved
in many church activities.
Judy is remembered for her special talents as a quilter, carver, gardener
and cook. Simple pleasures were important to her and small occasions became
celebrations of life.
Survivors include her husband Don in Whitefish; daughter Melanie MacAskill,
Whitefish, and son Don A. MacAskill, Coeur díAlene, Idaho; mother Carol
M. Olson, Kalispell; father Donald E. Olson, Stevensville; sisters Karen
S. Foss, Libby; Kathleen Jovin, Escondida, Calif.; Janice L. Damion, Spokane,
numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and co-workers.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ
Lutheran Church in Whitefish.
Arrangements are under direction of the Austin Funeral Home in Whitefish.
Former Libby resident Myrtle (Miki) Lenore Morrow, 71, of Longview,
Wash., died Aug. 25, 1999, at St. John Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 3, 1927, at Arden, Wash., to Samuel and Effie Lewis
She moved to Longview three months ago from Libby.
Myrtle worked as a secretary for the Department of Labor and Industry.
She was a member of Toastmasters and enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was
happy with her life and loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Lorain Morrow, son
Robert Lynds and sister Peggy Wentworth.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-lw Michael and Donna Lynds, Longview;
brother Gerald Morrow, Sequim, Wash., and sister Lucille Schouten in Canada,
three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place under direction of the Columbia Funeral Service
in Longview and private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 1, Longview, WA 98682, or the American Heart Association, 11807
N.E. 99th St., Suite 1160, Vancouver, WA 98682.