Frank Raymond Pival
Frank Pival (Courtesy photo)
Frank Raymond Pival, born Jan. 27, 1938, in Libby to Ray and Edith Pival, passed away peacefully Oct. 10, at home surrounded by his family.
Frank married Linda Detjens on July 3, 1958. Frank was a very active member in the Libby Community. He was a charter member of Libby Elks lodge and Libby Jaycees and he served as a Libby Volunteer Fire Department fireman for 20 years.
He owned and operated Pival Electric, Best Buy Building Center and worked a short time for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Libby Dam. He retired from the City of Libby in 1993 where he was head of the parks department and oversaw the City of Libby Cemetery. For 10 years, during the winter season, he and Linda ran Turner Mountain Ski Area. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and, most of all, socializing with one and all.
He always was the life of the party and loved by all. He especially loved to share his treasured memories with all of his many friends and family.
Frank was proceeded in death by his parents, Ray and Edith Pival; Linda, his wife of 40 years; his sisters, Mary and Norma; and in-laws, Pete and Bean Detjens.
He is survived by his four daughters, Terri (Charlie) Comer, Paula Pival (Bill), Barbara (David) Anderson and Peggy Michels (Aaron); daughters in love, Kathy and Karen Morey; his partner of 20 years, Janice Thomas; his sisters, Mona Drake, Nadine Pival, Nancy Heyne and brother Bob; grandchildren, Kaide (Brad) Dodson, Brian (Allye) and Eric Anderson, and Steven (Amanda) and Lynnette Michels; and six great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Zane, Justin, Collin, Colton and Bella.
There will be a family graveside service later this week. A celebration of his life will be held at the family cabin up Pipe Creek at a later date.
Memorials can be made to Libby Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 796, Libby, MT, 59923, Kootenai Winter Sports Ski Education Foundation, P.O. Box 210, Libby, MT, 59923 or to the charity of your choice.