Albert G. Chapel, 83, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at his home in Troy, MT. He was born July 24, 1937 in Troy to Charles and Ruth (Hudlow) Chapel.
Albert grew up in Troy and worked in the woods as a logger.
On August 30, 1969 he married Lois Gustafson. A native of Troy, he spent his whole life there while building his own family.
Albert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be truly missed by those who loved him.
He was preceded in death by two brothers,
Wesley Chapel and Lonny Chapel; and 1 sister, Joan Riedlinger.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of Troy;
children, Danial Grant Chapel, Heather Hofer (Dwayne) of Troy, and Forrest Chapel of
Spokane; grandchildren, Micah Chapel, Marion Chapel, Abigail Chapel and Sylvia Hofer; brother,
Alton Chapel, sister, Leaha Vorhies and his twin brother, Delbert (Pat) Chapel.
Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at: www.schnackenbergfh.com.
LaMar E. Lindsay
died on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Hidden Meadow Memory Care in Columbia Falls.
Services will be held
at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby on Friday, May 28 at 12:00 noon.
A full obituary will appear in a later issue.
and memories may be
shared at: www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Eugenia Jane Vache’ Cline, 87, passed away April 8, 2021 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeurd’ Alene, Id. She was born an only child in Philadelphia, Penn., on February 16, 1934 to Ethel and Eugenio Carpio.
Eugenia was raised in Philadelphia and Germantown, Penn. After high school, she went to Nursing school where she met and married Joseph Cline, the father of her three children.
The whole family,
including Ethel and Eugenio Carpio, moved to Libby, Mont. in 1964 where she raised her children and had dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, turkeys, guineas, rabbits, a Shetland pony, horses, and a colt raised and trained from one of the mares.
She was active in the Rod and Gun Club with Joe and tried a little hunting, but preferred to do her hunting with a camera.
She loved to hike, cross country ski, garden, ride horses, ride her motorcycle, and just enjoy the sunshine.
Reading was another passion. In her later years, she also enjoyed socializing at the knitting club which met downtown at the Printing Press. The astronomy club was another favorite activity for many years.
For work, Eugenia drove a rural mail route for a few years and also worked for a janitorial service. She started and managed a small business which provided custom wild game processing and produced wild jams and jellies which were popular until she retired.
In 2019, when
Eugenia’s eyesight and health declined, her
daughter, Rosalie, moved her to Coeurd’ Alene, Id. to be with her daughter, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren until her passing.
Eugenia is survived
by Joseph Cline; her
Grinda of Havre, Mont., Ronnie Cline of Libby, Mont., and Rosalie Cline,
of Coeurd’ Alene, Id.
Her grandchildren include Alberico Ciccone, Frank Ciccone and Amelia Hopkins, all of Coeurd’ Alene, Id. Great Grandchildren
are Phedra Ciccone, Mia Ciccone and Amelia Hopkins, also of Coeurd’ Alene, Id.
She will be sorely missed by all of her family and numerous friends that she cultivated over the years. A celebration of
Eugenia’s life will be planned for a later date.
55, West Chester, Ohio (Libby)
Craig Steven Rode, 55 passed away April 13, 2021, in West Chester, Ohio. He was born to
Wilbur Rode and Susan (Lee) Pierce in Benson, Minn. on September 20, 1965.
Craig was born a “carrot top” and was a handsome child. He spent his early childhood in Minn. and moved around a lot as his dad was a
water well driller; from a farm in Sacred Heart to Clara City, to Rochester, and to Benson by the age of ten.
When his parents
separated, Craig and his siblings moved to Kalispell, Mont. with their dad in 1977. In 1979, the family moved to Libby where Craig attended
Libby Public Schools -Class of 1984.
In Benson, Minn., Craig would miss the elementary school bus. There were bullies onboard the bus who would call him “Giarc” (Craig spelled backwards) and “Bernie.” They would force Craig
off the bus and send him to the Mini Stop for
Mountain Dew and
Funyons. Most of the time, he would miss the bus ride home which was a mile and half away.
Craig loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, and creating his own camp sites. He once had a fort behind the Methodist Church, built into the hillside. It had a couch that he and his friend
carried up the steep hillside to his getaway.
Craig and his best friend, Shawn Huffman loved the Cabinet Mountains and would hike and climb all over. In 1984, he lost his best friend while they were climbing in the Cabinets. Losing him took a toll on Craig.
He taught his little sister, Richelle, to drive and would take her up Swede Mountain and Remp’s pit in his blue Datsun station wagon. Something he really enjoyed doing.
Craig was an excellent cook, always making main dishes, pastries, and his famous homemade chili.
Craig loved to party, always had a great time and loved being around family and friends.
Craig left Libby in 1984 and went exploring around Mont., Colo. and as far south as Tex.
He settled in Seattle-Tacoma in 1987 where he learned carpentry. In the early 90’s, Craig then moved to Ohio where he opened EZ-Lay Carpet.
In 2000, Craig met Sharon and they were married in 2002. They stayed together for 20 years and parted ways.
Craig spent this last year with his girlfriend, Mary Umphrey, in West Chester, Ohio.
Craig was truly loved throughout this earth; our handsome red-headed brother.
Craig was preceded
in death by his father,
Wilbur Rode, his nephew James Anthony Rode (Jimmer), niece Tala
Arella Thompson and
sister-in-law Shelly (Long) Wittwer.
His survivors include his companion,Mary Umphrey of West Chester, Ohio; former wife and friend Sharon Rode of West Chester, Ohio; grandson Ethan and granddaughter Lauren; mother Susan (Lee) Pierce of Troy.; brother Scott (Sheryl) Rode of Renton, Wash.; brother James (Angela) Rode of Libby; sister Roxanne (David) Benefield and her daughter Sarah of Libby; sister Richelle (Tom) Rode of Bonners Ferry; nieces, Cammi Navarro and her daughters Breeanna Runyan and Ember Rode of Libby, and Cassandra (Jason) Schuldt of Auburn, Wash; his nephews
Christopher (Allison) Rode of Lacey, Wash.,
Andrew Rode, Theron Rode, Kent Holste of San Antonio, Texas, and
Nicholas Obermayer of Moscow, Id.; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and great friends.
Please do not cry for me for I am now flying with my friend Shawn; with my angels above, I have joined my loved ones; my Dad, Jimmer, Tala and Shelly.
There are no tears in heaven.
A celebration of life will be scheduled in Libby, Mont. at a later date.