Former Libby resident Richard Merwin Martell Sr., 52, of Frenchtown, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
He was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Scobey to Forest and Elaine Myhre Martell.
Richard was raised in Libby, where he attended school.
He married the former Charlotte Peek on Oct. 25, 1975.
Richard enjoyed music, cars, trucks, motorcycles, racing and helping others.
He'll be remembered as a character who was very funny and always able to make people laugh and smile.
Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents and a baby brother, Ronnie Martell.
His family includes his wife, Charlotte, of Frenchtown; sons Tracy Martell and his wife, Korrina, Richard Jr., and Shawn Martell and his wife, Tiffany; daughter, Shilo Marie Martell; brothers Alan Martell, Lonnie Martell and his wife, Corey, and Larry Martell and his wife, Shannon; sisters Sue Graham and her husband Jeff, and Faith Volkenand and her husband, Dean; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Monday, March 19, at Garden City Funeral Home. A reception followed.