Fay Natalie Lake
Fay Natalie (Powell) Lake, 82, died Jan. 30, 2009, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell. She had been residing at Greenwood Assisted Living for the past
4 1/2 years.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1926, in Bowdoin to Willie Anthony and Barbara Hattie (Lubbers) Powell.
She was the oldest of four siblings. She grew up in Harb and Malta, where she also attended school. She graduated from Malta High School in 1945, and then after meeting Glen Lake of Malta, they married on Dec. 31, 1948.
Their daughter, Darlene, was born in Glasgow while they were living in Malta. In 1951, they moved to Libby where her husband was employed at J. Neils Lumber Co., remaining there until his retirement.
Their son, Ronald, was born in Libby; and there, the couple raised their family. They enjoyed traveling, fishing and gardening.
Mrs. Lake particularly loved sewing, latch-hook, embroidery, pinochle, and tea parties with many special friends. When her children were a little older, she went to work as a nurse’s aide at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital; and later on she worked at St. Regis Lumber Co., until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, June Kluge and Vivian Tisdale; and her husband of 52 years, Glen.
She is survived by her son, Ronald Lake, and wife, Debra, of Astoria, Ore.; daughter, Darlene, and husband, Arnold Bowker, of Libby; granddaughter, Carey (Bowker), and husband, Berrett Francis, and their children, Nicole and Zak, of Edwardsville, Ill.; granddaughter, Tara (Bowker), and husband, Josh Brinton, and their children, Spencer and Mia, of Kalispell; brother, George Powell, and wife, Kathy, of Libby; brother and sisters-in-law, Norman and Esther Lake, and Gordon and Mary Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
At the request of Mrs. Lake, no services will be held, and cremation has taken place. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.