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Jane Carlberg

| September 1, 2006 12:00 AM

Jane V. Carlberg, 85, formerly of Libby, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, in Richland, Wash.

She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Middleborough, England, to Thomas and Alice Crabtree Hagan.

Jane attended Catholic schools in England from elementary through high school.

She married Earl Carlberg in Aylesbury, England on Sept. 9, 1943. With a 2-year-old and 9-week-old, Jane made the pilgrimage on a passenger ship to New York, then a train to Libby.

What a culture shock it was for her to step off the train to gaze upon the rough-hewn hamlet of Libby. She grew to love the town and natural beauty that surrounds it. The friends she made over the years were deeply treasured.

Jane was a homemaker until 1965, and then for 16 years worked at the St. Regis Paper Co.'s plywood plant, being among the first women hired there. She remained until retiring in 1979.

Jane enjoyed camping with family and was a voracious reader.

She was a great mother who supported and encouraged her children. As a longtime member of St. Joseph's Parish, her belief in God and the Catholic Church were a sustaining force in her life.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and a brother Peter.

Survivors include her children Laurence Carlberg of Elma, Wash., Pete Carlberg of Sheridan, Wyo., Pam Moore of Grandview, Wash., Mike Carlberg of Libby, and Sheelagh Fenison of Pasco, Wash.; two brothers, Tom Hagan and John Hagan of England; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home in Libby.