Obituaries

Lawrence Paul Tong, 75

January 24, 2020 at 9:52 am

Lawrence Paul “Larry” Tong, 75, of Libby, passed away at his home on Jan. 18, 2020.He was born Feb. 27, 1944 in Stanley, N.D., to Ernest and Doris Tong. He attended school in North Dakota. Upon graduation, he worked on a cattle ranch until ...

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Penni Jo Smith, 72

January 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

Penni Jo Smith, 72, passed away Dec. 31, 2019, at home from multiple myeloma cancer. She was born June 6, 1947, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Jerry and Mabel Metz.Penni left Colorado at the age of 17 to elope with her true love Gary Smith,...

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Andrew Volkers, 73

January 24, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Andrew “Andy” Volkers, 73, died Jan. 22, 2020 at Libby Care Center. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 26 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11 a.m., Jan. 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libby. ...

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William Auchus Jr., 86

January 21, 2020 at 9:15 am

William Auchus Jr., 86, of Troy, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2020, after a massive stroke. He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Plymouth, Pa., to the late William Sr. and Dorothy Auchus. Bill was an independent truck driver and owner of Cous...

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Leslie Spain, 70

January 21, 2020 at 9:17 am

Leslie Spain, 70, passed away Dec. 14, 2019, at her home in Ferndale, Wash., following a long illness. Leslie was born in Libby Aug. 9, 1949, to Roland ”Rolly” and Beulah Childs.She was raised in Libby and attended school there before gradu...

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Jen Short, 39

January 21, 2020 at 9:21 am

Jen Short, 39, courageously fought breast cancer for nearly three years before passing on Jan. 10 at University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. Jen’s life can best be described by all that she loved. She loved children, especially babie...

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Thomas Frank Fennessy, 91

January 21, 2020 at 9:35 am

Thomas Frank Fennessy, born in Libby on July 26, 1929, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 1, 2020, following a long and fruitful life lived largely in the Kootenai Valley.The younger son of Joseph Fennessy and Audie Marie Foote Fennessy, T...

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Lawrence Lee Duncan, 75

January 17, 2020 at 9:58 am

Lawrence “Larry” Lee Duncan, 75, of Custer, S.D., passed away at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.Larry was born on Sept. 2, 1944, to Lawrence A. and Clara (Love) Duncan in Custer, S.D.Larry is survived by his wife, Sharl...

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Steven K. Newstrom, 67

January 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

Steven K. Newstrom, 67, died Jan. 1, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center of natural causes. He was born on Feb. 23, 1952, in Eureka, Calif., to Sherman and Jeannie Newstrom. He married Linda Rodriguez in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They l...

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Marshall Keene Corbett

January 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

Marshall Keene Corbett died of natural causes Jan. 4 in Kalispell, three days shy of his 90th birthday. He was a vigorous man for most of his life, with an irrepressible sense of humor and a penchant for storytelling. Marshall was born Jan....

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