Cornwell, 77, Of Libby
Gloria Marie Cornwell, 77, passed away peacefully at the Libby Care Center on January 16, 2023, in Libby, Montana. Gloria was born in Libby on June 13, 1945. She was married in 1963, and had two sons, Joey and Terry Daniels. In March 1988, Gloria married Jim Cornwell, the love of her life. They spent their lives together in Irrigon, Oregon, raising chickens, dogs, watching every western, and hosting friends and family from afar. She enjoyed going for long drives and traveling to visit family in Canada. Gloria was a dedicated caregiver in Irrigon and Libby and loved each patient for which she cared for. She remarked that the hardest part of getting close was watching them leave this world. After Jim’s passing, Gloria returned to Libby surrounded by the beautiful mountains and family that kept her heart. Gloria was a charming woman, full of quick wit, and never shied away from speaking directly. She always told the truth, without sugar coating, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Cornwell; parents Leona Hill and Pete Borup; siblings Barbara McMillan, Dennis Borup, David Borup; and grandson Cannon Daniels. She leaves behind a dysfunctional family that she was very proud of – her sons, Joseph (Susan) Daniels, Terry Daniels; grandchildren Haylie Daniels, Joseph Daniels, Londin (Cody) Browning; great grandson Liam; sister Becky (Bret) Croucher; and extra close nieces Chelsea Dodd and Dezarae Dodd. As was in her nature, Gloria planned details of her passing down to the letter, requesting that no services be held. Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Ida May (Garrison) Templin, 88, Of Troy
Ida May (Garrison) Templin, 88, passed away January 10, at the Kootenai Medical Hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with her daughter, Deanna Snow, and granddaughter, Amy Snow, by her side. She died of complications from sepsis and an ischemic stroke. Ida was born July 2, 1934 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Roscoe and Selma Garrison. She grew up in Libby and also spent a lot of time in Bonners Ferry where she had so many relatives.
Growing up, Ida worked many different jobs ranging from babysitting to waitressing at the Ten Pin Café. Ida married Jack Templin, also from Libby, in 1950. Jack joined the Navy and after 4 years of service, Jack and Ida settled in Libby until 1962 when they moved to Troy. In 1964, they bought their forever home on Iron Creek Road where they raised 5 children. Ida worked for a time at St. Regis Co., then for the US Forest Service. She went back to school and got her real estate license. Ida was in real estate for over 25 years, having her own business, Templin Realty. Ida’s husband, Jack, died in December 2009 and Ida remained on the family property until her death.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; her son-in-law, Ken Welcome; and her siblings.
Survivors include her 5 children Roxann (Kerry) Tunison and their 2 kids, Jack Jr., Debbra Welcome and her 4 kids, Deanna (Bob) Snow and their 4 kids, Linda (Cliff) James and their 2 kids; 23 great-grandkids; and 5 great-great-grandkids.
A Celebration of Life is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at the VFW Hall in Troy, Montana. Cremation arrangements were under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home & Crematory in Libby, Mont. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Albert J. Fantozzi, 84, Of Libby
Albert J. Fantozzi, 84, passed away on January 13, in Libby. He was born to Corrado “Topsy” and Anna (Cada) Fantozzi on June 24, 1938, in Ural, Mont. When Al was two, the family moved to Libby and purchased a home on Cedar Street. After attending Libby High School, he joined the Army and was stationed in Wurzburg, Germany until honorably discharged in 1963. Upon his return home, he started work at J. Neils Lumber Company as a millworker. Al was known for his hard work ethic and big smile to everyone who knew him.
In 1969, he met and married Marcia Ackley, where they made their home on Nevada Avenue, and raised 3 children: Candi, Tony, and Tory. After 38 years in the planer department, he retired having seen the company purchased first to St. Regis, then Champion, and finally Stimson. Upon his retirement, Al and Marcia moved to Bull Lake in 2003.
Al was passionate about huckleberry picking and enjoyed getting up to his favorite pickin’ spots. If you were looking for hucks, “call Big Al.” He loved creek fishing and rooting for his favorite teams: Steelers, Yankees, Celtics, Griz, Zags and watching his grandkids play sports! He cherished spending time at Bull Lake with his family.
He is survived by his wife of fifty three years, Marcia, his daughter Candi (grandson Carson Pesek) of Missoula; son Tony (Amy) grandkids Gabriella, Zachary, Maggie, Claire, and Quinn of Libby; and son Tory (Megan) grandsons Jaxon and Mason of Hayden, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his infant son (1972), his parents Corrado and Anna, sisters Delores Hardy, Sophie Nellis, and Dorothy Dennis, including numerous in-laws. A viewing was held Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. A funeral services was held Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Cemetery committal with rendition of full military honors to follow. A lunch reception will immediately following at St. Joseph’s Parrish Hall.
Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, Mont. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.