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Louise E. Raper, 79

| November 26, 2021 7:00 AM

Louise E. Raper, 79, died Nov. 17, 2021, at her home in Troy of natural causes. She was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Kerrville, Texas, to Bill and LaNell Orcutt.

She attended high school at Central High in Tulsa, Okla. She earned an associate’s degree in electrical and mechanical drafting from Tulsa Tech.

Louise married L. B. (Buddy) Harp. She married Gene L. Raper, the love of her life, on July 15, 1973 in Miami, Okla. She worked for the U.S. Government and designed switch boxes for the Alaska Pipeline as well as the electric systems for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and LaNell Orcutt, and a daughter, Bobbi Dougherty.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Raper of Troy; sons, Kevin Harp of Key West, Fla., and Dell Ford of Auburn, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeremy Harp, Justin Hill, Kristen Hill, Laura Hill, Tina Fisher, Lacie Barrow, Tim Womack, Scott Womack, Samantha Dougherty and Kayland Dougherty; siblings, William Orcutt and Kathleen Harper.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at