Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Walter David McElmurry, 67

| January 14, 2022 7:00 AM

Walter ‘Walt’ David McElmurry, 67, of Libby entered his heavenly home on Jan. 3, 2022. He was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., on Dec. 7, 1954, to Roy and Ruby McElmurry.

He graduated from Libby High School in 1974. He married Angela Barton on Apr. 15, 1978. They had three children: Rhiannon, Stefanie and Christopher.

He was an excellent high school athlete, lettering in football, track and basketball. Walt loved to hunt, fish and soak up the beauty of Montana. His faith in Jesus and deep love for his family and friends was undeniable.

Walt attended Carroll College and then returned to Libby. He worked at the mill and in construction until beginning Macs Logging with his brother, Duane. After injuring his back, he attended Northern Montana College and received his degree in water quality.

He worked in Lakeside and then returned to Libby as supervisor of the water treatment plant. He also served on Libby City Council.

Walt is preceded in death by his father, Roy; brother, Kenneth; brother, Duane; and grandson, Dawsyn.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby; brothers, Ed and Rich; children, Rhiannon, Stefanie and Christopher; sons-in-law, Gabriel Horn and Aaron Schelling; grandchildren, Berlyn, Jayden, Masyn, Brielle, Carter and Tatum; and many other loved ones.

A celebration of life for Walt will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 22 at Libby Christian Church. Walt loved his Green Bay Packers. If you have Packer attire, feel free to wear it to his celebration.

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