Alexander Dwaine Cure, 17, Of Libby
Alexander Dwaine Cure, 17, left this life to be with our Heavenly Father, in a car accident, Monday, April 3, in Williston, North Dakota. Alex arrived on January 26, 2006, in Kalispell, Montana, to Darrel and Amy Cure.
Alex started school at the Sunshine Preschool and continued at the Libby Elementary School through 5th grade. Along the way he made many good friends. Alex was liked by his teachers and the school staff.
Alex spent many summer days as a small child on his great granddad’s lap while riding the lawn mower and riding bikes around the neighborhood with his friend Kailey. He spent many hours with his grandmother and one of the most special things they shared at night was when they told each other “I love you to the moon and back”.
Alex left Libby to move to Williston when he was in 6th grade. He started his new adventure there with his mom Amy, and stepdad Scott. Alex had many interests that he shared with them.
Alex started as a young child with so much curiosity and interest in all that was going on around him. Like all small boys, Alex was always thinking about what he was going to do with his life. He wanted to work in road construction like his mother, go to work for TCI, be a highway patrolman, and possibly a mechanic.
Alex liked fishing with his family, hunting, riding dirt bikes, hanging out with family and friends, camping, working on his truck with his stepdad, and helping his mom around the rv park.
Alex’s brother moved to Williston, and they were able to spend quite a bit of time with each other. Jordyn and Alex loved being goofy with each other, and of course, always giving their mother a bad time by teasing and ganging up on her.
Alex made so many good friends in such a short life. Alex stood by them and reached out to them with a helping hand, kind words, and a smile. He was a tender child, with a loving heart, he was goofy, had a good sense of humor, he was loyal to his family and friends, had a real passion for life, had a smile that lit up a room, and of course could be a stinker.
Alex finally found his passion and that was to be a cowboy. “So, cowboy, rope that bright star and hang on until we meet in our Heavenly Father’s paradise.”
Alex is preceded in death by his great grandmother, Willa Bowen; grandfather Harold Burrell; grandmother Bea Cure, and great, great aunt Shirley Collier.
Alex is survived by his father Darrel Cure of Athol, Idaho; Mother Amy Price Cure and stepfather Scott Apenhorst of Williston, N.D.; siblings Jordyn Bollinger of Williston, N.D., William Cure, Taya Cure, Mason Cure, and Lillie Cure all of Athol, Idaho; grandparents Martha Burrell, and Gary Bowen of Libby, Mont., and Steve Cure of Monroe, Wash.;aunt Brandi Cure of Monroe, Wash.; uncle Tommy Price of Bringham, Utah; great uncle and aunt Bill and Lori Bowen of Toole, Utah; nephews Mason Bollinger of Billings, Mont., and Stanley of Athol, Idaho; great great uncle Mike Collier of Libby, Mont.; many cousins, and many friends.
We will miss your laughter, your smile, your voice, your hugs, and so much more, but you’re loved and will never be forgotten.
A visitation was held on Thursday, April 13, from 1-7 p.m. at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. A service for Alex was held on Friday, April 14, 2 p.m. at the Libby Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, Montana. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Robert (Bob) Hensler, 86, of Libby
Bob Hensler, aged 86, died in Libby on April 6, at the Libby Care Center from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Bob was born in West Bend, WI on June 28, 1936, and graduated from high school there. After graduation he attended the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, received his undergraduate degree in forestry from Michigan and master’s in wildlife biology from University of Michigan. During college he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Klein. Bob started his professional career with the Montana Fish and Game as it was known then in Malta, Mont. With a growing and expanding family Bob went to work for the USFS and worked at various places in Mont. and N.D.
Bob’s last position was with the Flathead National Forest in Kalispell. While in Kalispell all five of his children graduated from Flathead High School. It was at this time that his wife Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away after 34 years of marriage.
After retirement he met and married the second love of his life, Paula Darko, from Libby. Paula and Bob have made their home there since their marriage in 1994.
Bob was always active in the community. He was a member of the National Wildlife Federation, Montana, Wildlife Federation and Flathead Wildlife. He belonged to Lions, coached youth baseball, served with Habitat for Humanity, and Ducks Unlimited for over 30 years. His most passionate service was on the Board of the Northwest Community Health Center in Libby and ushered the center through the building of the new clinic and its two expansions.
Bob passed away in Libby and the Libby Care Center with his wife Paula holding his hand. He is survived by his wife, Paula, his five children Janet Suchon (Russ), Peter, Michael, Steven (Karen) and Barbara Van Fleet (Jeff), brothers Tom and Paul, granddaughter Stacia Lugo and grandson Hunter Hensler, great-grandchildren Olivia and Leo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Lorraine, his first wife Patricia, sister Mary and daughters-in-law, Gwenn and Sheryl.
Bob’s life was an adventure and he carried all with him on that adventure. It was honest and well lived. He was loved by many and will be missed by more.
A memorial service will be held in early June in Libby and will be announced when plans are finalized. Memorials can be directed to the Northwest CHC Voucher Program in Libby or Kootenai Pets for Life in Libby. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Nancy Anne Covington, 63, of Troy
Nancy Anne Covington, 63, passed away on April 4, at Logan Hospital in Kalispell MT. She was the partner of Lloyd Flett, also deceased, where they spent 28 years together. Born in Waynesboro, Mississippi, on July, 7, 1959, she was the daughter of Frances Weltikol and Stuart Covington. She enjoyed the outdoors and crocheting. Nancy will be remembered for the strong and brave woman that she was. Her smile will forever be missed.
Nancy is survived by her 4 children, Patrick Covington, Tabatha Covington, Sarah Wylie and Martha Covington. She also survived by 3 step children, John Lockhart, Paul Lockhart, Robert Flett and 19 beautiful grandchildren.
Forever in our hearts, but never apart shall you rest with our loved ones.
The Celebration of Life will be held in Troy, Mont. from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, in the John Waynes Room at The Silver Spur, 13891 U.S. Rte 2,Troy, Mont. 59935. We look forward to celebrating with all her family and friends!
Rose C. (Marquardt) Goyen, 80, of Libby
Rose C. (Marquardt) Goyen passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at eighty years old. Born May 9, 1942, to parents George and Lucielle Marquardt. Rose spent her childhood in North Dakota; moving to Glendive, Montana, her senior year. After high school, Rose was awarded a scholarship to Carroll College in Helena, Montana.
Earning an education degree, Rose’s career as an educator brought her to Libby MT. She married Dan Goyen and had three children.
Rose had many passions and interests. Her father, George, was a talented musician and introduced Rose to music. She shared her musical interest with family, but not necessarily her talent. She would often beg them not to sing.
Teaching was her calling. She loved the written word and shared that love with others. Rose inspired many students, and her family often hears stories of their favorite teacher Ms. Goyen. Even after she retired, she continued to teach. Her grandchildren brought friends over for Ms. Goyen’s help. She was always willing to explain a difficult passage or proof-read a paper.
Rose enjoyed sharing homemade food with friends and family. She made and gave away so much banana bread that the grocery store started saving brown bananas for her. Her homemade pizza and brown bread were two of her specialties and were enjoyed at many family gatherings.
Her wit and passion for the written word will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Lucielle Marquardt; brother Lew; and many treasured friends.
She is survived by her children: Teresa, Robert and Cartia (Terry) Lisell; and her grandchildren Kammi (Michael), Autumn, and John.
Services will take place at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Libby at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, followed by reception. Interment at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, Montana. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Myrl Edward Hensley, 67, of Libby
Myrl Edward Hensley was born on September 20, 1955, in Libby, Montana, to Floyd Edward Hensley and Leopoldine Mayer Hensley. Myrl left his veil of tears to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, after a long illness with heart disease. Myrl grew up and was educated in Libby, Troy, and Dillon, Montana. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, and socializing with his friends. Myrl worked for Libby Ready Mix, drove logging trucks and lastly, he ran a crusher for Remp’s Sand and Gravel. Myrl was a hard worker. He took great pride in doing a good job and going the extra mile for his employers.
Myrl will be dearly missed by his family and friends. As Myrl’s health declined, he depended more and more on his sisters Betty and Julie, and brother-in-law Butch to help with his needs. We were so blessed to spend these last years and days with him.
Myrl was preceded in death by his father Floyd and lifelong friend Ken Beckstrom.
Myrl is survived by his mother Dina; sisters Betty Olson and Julie Foote (Butch); nephew Ken Larson; niece Amanda Williams all of Libby, MT; and nephew Dale Larson of Dillon, MT.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Milnor Lake Cemetery in Troy, Montana.
Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby, Montana. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Joseph “Joe” B. Gilmer, 85, of Troy
Joseph “Joe” Gilmer, 85, of Troy, MT passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2023. He was born May 30, 1937 in Kingsport, TN to Joe B. and Kitty Gilmer. He went to school and played football at Dobbins Bennet High School and NW Mississippi Junior College. Joe worked in the oil fields in Mississippi and Louisiana. He purchased Acco Cable in Bakersfield, CA in 1964. In 1982, Joe moved to Troy, MT and he married Connie Taylor in 1984. They ran Acco Cable until retiring in 2006.
Joe is survived by his wife, Connie, of 38 years; son, Brian and wife, Paula and their children, Kelsey and Blake; son, Jeff and wife, Robin and their children, Erika, Hailey and Rob; 2 great-grandsons, Jaxon and Benjamin; and brothers, Jerry and Philip of Johnson City, TN. A Memorial Service for Joe will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Troy Community Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Terry D. Wiley, 57,
Terry D. Wiley, 57, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Montana. He was born on May 8, 1965, in Libby, Montana. Arrangements are under the care of the Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.