Obituaries

James A. Welch

May 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

James A. Welch, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 17, 2017, in Missoula. Jim was born August 17, 1929 in Libby, the second of three sons born to Vernice “Duke” Welch and Ellen Dailey Welch. Jim loved working. Jim’s three-part p...

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Burnel Bolyard Byer

May 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

Burnel Bolyard Byer, also known as “Bunnie,” age 104, died peacefully May 20, 2017 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Arnold Palmer of Libby, surrounded by family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-gra...

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Dick Olson

May 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Dick Olson’s journey ended on January 8, 2017. It began December 30, 1939 in Havre, with his parents Joe and Bertha, but he grew up on a ranch outside of Libby with his three siblings. Dick is survived by his mother; two sisters, JoAnn and ...

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Clifford C. Coon

May 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Clifford C. Coon was born in Linton, North Dakota on May 18, 1931 to Clifford M. and Lilly (Nelson) Coon, the oldest of four children. His early years were spent in North Dakota. During the Second World War his family moved to Seattle where...

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Edna Lindsay

May 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Edna Lindsay, 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2017 at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby. She was born on October 13, 1930 at Bonners Ferry to Edward and Margaret Koch.Edna sold Avon for 30 years and enjoyed it very much and made a l...

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Carl Leo Orsborn, Jr.

May 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Carl Leo Orsborn, Jr. of Libby, known to friends and family as the “hardest working man on the planet,” passed away April 27, 2017, with his three children and dogs by his side. He was 61.Carl was born March 15, 1956 in Libby to Elvira and ...

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Christopher Eugene “Chris” Drake

May 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

Christopher Eugene “Chris” Drake passed away suddenly April 28, 2017 in Helena. He was born September 4, 1981 to Doug and Linda Drake. Chris was a hard and dependable worker. He worked at BMC in Helena for 11 years before becoming a roofer....

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Daisy E. Jones

May 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

Daisy E. Jones moved on to the house of the Lord, May 10, 2017. Miss Daisy was 88 years old. She was born January 25, 1929, in Columbus, Georgia to Albert and Molly Jones, the youngest of 13 children. There are many years of mother’s life t...

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Ray ‘Phillip’ Denning

May 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

Ray “Phillip” Denning, born June 25, 1925 in Idaho Falls, passed away at his home in Yuma, Arizona on January 7, 2017. Services will be held 2 p.m. May 27 at Libby Cemetery. Ray was honorably discharged from the Navy in March 1946 afte...

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Andre “Andy” Norman Bushnell

May 12, 2017 at 9:08 am

Andre “Andy” Norman Bushnell, 53, of Troy passed away at his home Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was born July 24, 1963 in Bonners Ferry to Gene and Ruth (Obermayer) Bushnell. Andy attended rural McCormick Elementary school until the family moved ...

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