Chad Chancy Ralls, 55 of Libby

Chad Chancy Ralls passed away Sunday March 11, 2018 at his home in Hamilton Mont. He was born April 3, 1962 in Hamilton Mont. Chad was raised on his parent’s farm in Hamilton and that is where he graduated. Chad resided in the Libby area for many years but traveled for work.
Chad grew up on his family ranch in Hamilton and his first love was for his toy Tonka truck. From that point on Chad taught himself everything there was to know about heavy equipment. Growing up, Chad was involved in 4H and worked hard to be an Eagle Scout. Chad later had a long career as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator. Along with his career Chad had many talents including landscaping, gardening, carpentry, drawing, welding, and so much more. He had traveled to Hawaii and Ireland doing landscape work.
Growing up, Chad had a love for animals of all kinds. He enjoyed watching the chickens eat and milking the cows on the family ranch. He helped raise elk, deer of many kinds, yaks, pheasants, and many other birds. His favorite animals were chickens and ducks. One of Chad’s favorite things to do was ride his horse up to the top of the 75 acre ranch up the field singing “Oh papa.” His family could hear him all the way from the house. Chad was raised in the LDS church, and was baptized at a young age. Chad loved his heavenly father and his wish was to be a missionary to help people.
Chad lived in Libby Montana for 12 years, where he worked at the Troy Mine. When the Troy Mine closed, Chad kept and bought his house in Libby but traveled to Alaska for work. He loved growing vegetables in his garden as he said “to feed the world.” His whole back yard was full of vegetables and flowers. Chad often took vases of flowers to the nursing home in Libby and to neighbors and friends. He canned and made the best sauerkraut in the world. Chad’s biggest dream was to have a loving wife and to be happy watching his kids and grandkids grow up. Chad always had a sparkle in his eye and shard his love with all who knew him. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and take the time with family and friends. Chad’s last job was at the Donaldson Reddy mill located in Hamilton working as a heavy equipment mechanic. On Chad’s time off he liked to go fishing and spend his time in the outdoors.
Chad was proceeded in death by his father Chancy Ralls. Chad moved to Hamilton Mont. to take care of his father until he passed away. Chad always had nicknames for his nieces and nephews, spending time laughing and sharing his love with them. Chad is survived by his beloved children Jesse Ralls and Kayla Ralls, and his beloved grandchildren, Alerk Ralls, Aura Ralls, Brayden Hixon, Tyson Hixon, and Owden Hixon. His mother Dorothy Klin, and step father Rick Klin. Sisters Shawna Denney, Karla Ralls, Anna Scheps, and Heidi Allen. Stepbrothers Frank Klin and Ben Klin.
Viewing will be at Daly’ Leach Chapel in Hamilton Mont. at 10 a.m. Sunday March, 24 followed by a memorial service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Hamilton at 11 a.m.