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Velma Fenimore

| September 28, 2005 12:00 AM

Longtime resident and community activist Velma A. Fenimore, 70, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at her home in Libby.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1934 at Wenatchee, Wash., to Tom and Nina Kadell Scott.

Velma married Mervin (Frog) Fenimore at Saint Helens, Ore., in 1973, and they moved to Libby in 1978.

Velma devoted hours of volunteer work as a director of the Libby Food Pantry and she and Frog were active as Salvation Army volunteers.

When the sheriff's office learned of a highway deer kill in which the meat was salvagable, the call went out to Velma and Frog and the meat was provided to the food pantry.

Velma loved to make huge batches of fudge, especially at Christmas time, and she had a special recipe. She and Frog delivered it to individuals and businesses throughout the community.

A collector, Velma especially liked collecting salt and pepper shakers and special tin containers.

Velma was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include her husband Frog of Libby, five brothers and one sister.

Private family services will be conducted.

Local arrangements are by the Nelson and Vial Funeral Home.