Maxine (Mickie) Kay Vanderhoef Sena Cote, 84

Print Article

Maxine (Mickie) Kay Vanderhoef Sena Cote, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana.

She was born October 19, 1934 in Mohall, North Dakota, the middle child of Farrell and Lucille Vanderhoef.

During World War II their father was in the Navy and their mother worked in the shipyards in Vancouver, Washington. Mickie, her brother Kenneth and sister Babe lived with their grandparents and went to school.

After the war the family’s early years were spent in North Dakota and Montana.

In 1952, Mickie graduated from high school in Miles City, Montana. She met Herman Sena and they were married March 25th, 1953. Their son Ivan was born in Billings, Montana in 1954; daughter Kathryn was born in Lovell, Wyoming in 1955.

The new family moved in between Wyoming and Montana settling in Libby, Montana in 1962. Herman went to work logging in the woods. Mickie first worked at Bolyard’s Grocery Store, then at the mill office of J. Neils. When the Libby Dam construction started many people remembered Herman and Mickie managed the Super America Store. She went to work at Rosauers and retired after many years of service.

Herman passed in 1999 after 46 years of marriage. She then married Lionel Cote and they enjoyed retirement until he passed in 2010.

Mickie moved to Kalispell, Montana to live with her daughter and be close to her grandchildren.

In July Mickie went to Alaska for a ‘Sena Family Reunion’ arranged by her granddaughter Jennessee. All of her Montana family and Alaska family had an unforgettable and memorable time. We could not love a mom, sister, grandmother, and great grandma more than her.

Mickie was preceded in death by her parents Farrell and Lucille Vanderhoef, a brother Kenneth, sisters Georgine, Erin, husbands Herman Sena and Lionel Cote.

Survivors include her children Ivan and Lori Sena, Wasilla Alaska; Kathryn Stevens, Kalispell, Montana; grandchildren Merle, Jennessee, Tyson, Wasilla Alaska; Jessica and Sophia, Kalispell, Montana; 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; sisters Babe Olson; Sheri Ray Vanderhoef; and brothers Farrell Vanderhoef; Darrel Vanderhoef (Jessica); John Vanderhoef (Angie); and Kelly Vanderhoef.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby and a reception to follow.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, Mickie’s family requests donations to a charity of your choice.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Paulette Detjens Resch Nosler, 74

September 17, 2019 at 6:18 pm | Daily Inter Lake Paulette Detjens Resch Nosler, 74, born Aug. 5, 1945, in Libby, passed away peacefully with family by her side, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Her services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Schnac...

Comments

Read More

Larry J. Wilkes, 65

September 13, 2019 at 3:03 pm | Daily Inter Lake Larry J. Wilkes, 65, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 4, 195, to Lawrence “Sonny” and Caroline...

Comments

Read More

Mark E. Jaqueth, 66

September 10, 2019 at 11:40 am | Daily Inter Lake Mark Erford Jaqueth, 66, passed away peacefully of natural causes, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Mark was born Nov. 6, 1952, in Libby to Bob and Wanda Jaqueth where...

Comments

Read More

Jeffrey Lewis, 39

September 10, 2019 at 11:40 am | Daily Inter Lake Jeffery Lewis, 39, was born May 26, 1980, and passed away Aug. 31, 2019. He is survived by two daughters, a grandson, his mother and stepfather, three brothers and two sisters. Services will be hel...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2019 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X