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Alvin 'Skip' M. Savage

| August 6, 2009 12:00 AM

Alvin “Skip” M. Savage, 60, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 at his home in Libby from natural causes.

He was born Aug. 26, 1948 in Nova Scotia, Canada to Earl and Muriel Dempsey Savage. He spent the first years of his life in Nova Scotia. He then moved to California where he lived for 12 years, and then on to Central Point, Ore.

Mr. Savage worked on a ranch outside of Butte Falls, Ore., for two years. He moved to Las Vanos, Calif., where he worked on a tunnel underground for four years. He continued to work underground at various mines as a laborer and an operator for many years. He also worked at a number of sawmills. He moved to Libby in 1980 and went to work for W.R. Grace and then Asarco Troy mine.

He married Dorothy Cassidy on Nov. 22, 1986 in Libby. He retired in 1992 because of a disability.

Mr. Savage enjoyed four-wheelers and had many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Savage of Libby; children, Sheila Kochen and husband Jeff of Central Point, Ore.; Alvin Savage and wife Sara of California; brothers, Harley Savage and wife Janice of Libby; Earl Savage and wife Mary of Medford, Ore.; sister, Maryann Retchford of California; stepchildren, Colleen Snyder and husband Dan of Libby; Joe Miller and wife Cindy of Libby; Max Miller of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

Services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby.