Bernice Coup, 80, a former longtime Libby resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Millpond Assisted Living Facility in St. Ignatius from cancer.
Bernice was born March 31, 1926, at Warland to James and Lottie Hansberry Husek.
Her father died when Bernice was young, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Floyd Dagget.
Bernice was raised and educated in the Libby area.
She married Jack Coup on Jan. 20, 1947, and they made their home in the Kootenai Valley. They had a daughter, Ronda Lynn, in 1952.
Bernice attended Assembly of God Church and was an active member in Women's Aglow Fellowship.
A caring and kind person of great faith and compassion, Bernice had a special gift for arranging flowers and decorating, especially for weddings, and shared those gifts with friends and family throughout the years. She was also a gifted artist and painter.
Bernice had a great appreciation of the outdoors and liked picnics, hiking, camping, fishing and being in the quiet solitude of the forest. She and her husband spent time enjoying the outdoors and traveling.
She also spent many years of her life helping and caring for others, and friends alike.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband in 1987 and a brother, Don Daggett, in 1951, along with her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Ronda Noland and her husband, Ken, of St. Ignatius; grandchildren Ryon Noland, Candy Faroni and Mandy Jo Noland; and great-grandchildren Faith Marie Noland-Faroni, Jack William Noland and Kenny Carroll Noland.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at City of Libby Cemetery with her nephew, Randy Cummings, officiating. Visitation will be Monday morning at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.