Alberta Watt Savage, 90

| January 8, 2021 7:00 AM

Alberta Watt Savage, 90, died Dec. 7, 2020, at her home in Troy of natural causes. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, to Albert and Vera Watt in Harlem. She grew up all over Montana while her father worked as an electrician.

The family settled in Troy and she graduated from Troy High School. She married Pat Savage and they had two girls, Cindy and Nancy. Pat and Alberta lived between Troy and Libby, and finally settled at the Savage Homestead, where they raised their family. Alberta was a huge part of the community. She spent her time with the Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, quilt guild and enjoyed many hours volunteering at the Morrison Elementary School, listening to children read and just connecting with the children. She was a huge supporter of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department. She held many committee seats at the Methodist church and followed the Book of Discipline to a T.

She was an avid knitter and taught many to knit. She made many beautiful afghans and dish cloths. She was a great cook and would cook anything as long as it was ready to hit the frying pan when it came in the house.

Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Pat. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Hansen of Troy and Nancy Bruland of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Scott, Heather, Brian and Amy; and a whole slew of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at