Obituaries

Josephine L. Chapel, 84

November 22, 2019 at 9:58 am

Josephine L. (Bushnell) Chapel, 84, of Troy, better known as “Gramma Jo,” went to be home with the Lord on Nov. 13, 2019, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. She was born to Ray and Leona (Boomhauer) Bushnell on Feb. 20, 1935, in Minot, N.D. S...

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Dr. John Evan Hench

November 22, 2019 at 10:26 am

Dr. John Evan Hench passed away Nov. 6, 2019. Born on March 13, 1937, in Seattle to parents John Francis Hench and Helen Sadie (Yaple) Hench. He was raised in the Puget Sound area until his sophomore year in high school, when the family mo...

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Mary Etta Miller, 58

November 15, 2019 at 9:26 am

Mary Etta Miller, 58, left this earth for heaven on Nov. 7, 2019. She was surrounded by her husband and all of her children.Mary was born Jan. 3, 1961 in Middlebury, Ind., to Elmer and Edna Lehman. From age 18 to 25, she served as a schoolt...

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Kurt Blackwell Kelley, 79

November 12, 2019 at 10:15 am

Kurt Blackwell (McGraw) Kelley, 79, passed away peacefully Oct. 24, 2019, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center with his three children, Lisa, Wanda and Webb, by his side. He was born Feb. 23, 1940, and raised in Libby by his mother Billie Hawk a...

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Frank Cummings

November 12, 2019 at 10:22 am

Frank “Ike” Cummings was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Frank and Evelyn Cummings. He passed away on Oct. 17, 2019, at Northport Village, Spokane,Wash.Ike grew up in northwest Montana, fishing in the local streams, working i...

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Hazel D. Drake, 84

November 08, 2019 at 10:25 am

Hazel D. Drake, 84, died Nov. 2, 2019, in her home in Libby of natural causes. In the fall of 1935, on Oct. 5, Violet and Hallie Helmer were blessed with the birth of their daughter Hazel Del. Having never cared for her middle name, she wen...

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Edgar R. Wallin, 67

November 08, 2019 at 10:25 am

Edgar R. Wallin, 67, of Libby, passed away August 13, 2019, in Post Falls, Idaho. Edgar is survived by his wife, Valerie Davis of Libby.There will be a memorial service at the Veteran’s Memorial at Riverfront Park in conjunction with the Li...

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Sandy Tosh, 77

November 08, 2019 at 10:28 am

Sandy Tosh, 77, of Libby, passed away early Oct. 19, 2019. Sandy was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend to many.Born Sandra C. Smith on Sept. 30, 1942, in Oak Ridge, Penn., Sandy was raised by her late grandfather, John Park ...

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Julie R. Norton, 43

November 05, 2019 at 9:42 am

Julie R. Norton, 43, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, of natural causes in her home in Troy. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Troy Christian Fellowship. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. ...

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David Duane-Thomas Arnold, 52

November 05, 2019 at 9:50 am

David Duane-Thomas Arnold, 52, died Oct. 25, 2019, in Libby of natural causes. He was born Feb. 19, 1967, in Whitefish to Walter and Elaine Arnold. He attended school at Columbia Falls, and was a third generation railroad worker.David was ...

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