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Marcia Ronan, 78

| November 5, 2019 10:55 AM

Marcia Ronan, the sweetest human being we have ever known, died at the age of 78 on Oct. 22 at her home in Libby. She was born April 20, 1941, to John and Lottie Jones in Gridley, Calif.

Marcia married George Ronan on August 26, 1960, in Oroville, Calif. They shared 54 wonderful years together. Together, they raised three children: Brad, Tim and Rhonda. They lived in California, Texas and Colorado before coming to Montana in the early ‘70s.

Together, they owned and operated restaurants, including the Husky Restaurant in Libby. Marcia enjoyed visiting with her customers, who became friends. She loved her pets, Tanner, Winkles and Baby Katie, her precious cat. She loved cooking, gardening and going on cruises.

Marcia could not get out much in the past year, but it made her day when she visited her friends at Homesteaders. She spent her last days where she wanted to be, in her sunroom at home, watching the Kootenai River flow. Whatever Marcia did and wherever she went, her kindness, charitableness and gentleness shone through.

We were so fortunate to have her for a mother, grandmother and friend. She wrapped us all up in her love.

Marcia is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lottie, and by her husband George (2014).

Survivors include her children, Brad of Libby, Tim of Dallas, Texas, and Rhonda (Darryl) of Libby; and her sister, Dixie Handziak of California. She also is survived by grandchildren Krissy and Darrick (Jamie) of Libby; Grant Ronan of Austin, Texas; and Kiley Ronan and great-grandson Chad, both of Prescott Valley, Ariz. Marcia also leaves behind Jim and Charlie and the Judkins Family, and Ron, Ed, Robbie and Jimmy Adams, her Dallas family.

Thank you to Tara and Sean for all you did for our mother and your friend. Our mom loved you. Thank you Dr. Chopyak and all the nurses and wonderful ladies from hospice — you are angels.

Marcia and George will be interred together at the niche wall at Libby Cemetery. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memorials may be left at