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Donald Moen

| March 28, 2007 12:00 AM

Donald W. Moen, 61, a longtime Libby area businessman, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 10, 1946, to Wernell and Elda Moen in Devil's Lake, N.D., and moved to the Flathead Valley with his family as a child. He was raised and educated at Kalispell.

He married the former Sharon Taylor, and they came to Libby in the mid-1960s. They were later divorced and he married Virginia "Ginny" Howard Doyle.

Don worked as a laborer and driller on the Flathead Tunnel during the Libby Dam project and also on the ASARCO mine exploration project. He also worked in uranium mining in New Mexico and on the Alaska Pipeline before returning to Libby in 1976.

With his wife, Dan owned and operated The Mint and Harold's Place in Libby. During that time, Don remained involved in construction, doing road construction work in the area. He is remembered by customers and associates for business and his friendship.

Don was an active outdoorsman most his life, enjoying camping, hunting, fishing and boating.

He loved his family and particularly enjoyed being grandpa to grandchildren Sarah, Alyx, Kamren, Kelsey, Riley and Samantha.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jean Owens; a brother, Dale Moen; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Syth.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Donald Moen and his wife, Tracie, of Montesano, Wash., Juliana Williams and her husband, Chad, and Christina Crowley and her husband, Jerry, all of Kalispell, and Megan Moen of Libby; sister, Noreen Syth of Kalispell; niece Marsha Moen; nephew Dan Moen; and his five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday at the City of Libby Cemetery. Nelson & Vial Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Wings, P.O. Box 1550, Libby, MT 59923.