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Leah Ruth Clough

| November 22, 2009 11:00 PM

Leah Ruth Clough, 85, a lifelong Libby resident, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Blue River Homes in Libby.

She was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Libby, to Louis H. and Emma Barchenger Baker. She attended school in Libby, graduating from Libby High School in 1943.

During World War II, she worked in the box factory at J. Neil’s Lumber Co.

She married Arthur Clough on June 28, 1947 in Libby.  She made a wonderful home for her husband and their children, and worked as a secretary at New Central Elementary School. She was lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she joined her lovely alto voice with the tenor voices of her brothers, Benjamin and Burton, in the choir.

She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and hiking in the summer and fall. Winters found her and husband schussing the slopes on Turner Mountain. Winter evenings often involved pinochle games with old friends from the Libby Senior Citizens Center.

Along with her husband Arthur, she was preceded by both of her parents and by her brothers, Louis, Clarence, Walter, Perce, Sylvester and Burton.

Survivors include three children, Charles and life partner, Ann Brownback; George and wife Joan; Nancy Rooney and husband Mike – all of Libby; and stepdaughter, Carol Weyandt and husband Ed of Roaring Spring, Pa. She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Libby. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and the Libby Senior Citizens Center.

Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby handled arrangements.