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Sherrill Leigh White, 79

| March 4, 2022 7:00 AM

Sherrill Leigh White of Libby passed away Jan. 24, 2022, at age 79. She was born to E.J. (Bibs) and Edythe L. Olson on Oct. 8, 1942, in Fargo, N.D.

The family moved to Montana in 1946. Sherrill graduated from high school in Helena in 1960. While attending the University of Montana, she met and later married Robert C. Hamilton. They lived in Missoula before moving to Libby in 1973.

In 1994 Sherrill married Benjamin C. White I. Sherrill and Ben were active bowlers and pool players, and were engaged in countless other activities. She continued to keep active with all her many activities until the end. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; brother, Bob; and ex-husband, Robert.

She is survived by her daughters, Sheri Hakala of Libby and Kim McCormick (Joe) of Rockford, Wash.; stepsons, Ben White II (Sunny) of Eureka and Fred White of Iowa; stepdaughter, Sam White-Fortier of Eureka; sisters, Joayne (Ron) Moore of Alaska and Yvonne (Tex) Pate of Arizona; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., May 14 at the City of Libby Cemetery and followed by a good old fashion wake. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at