Daniel Michael Casey, 77 Of Libby
Daniel Michael Casey, a veteran of the Vietnam War and longtime resident of Troy, Mont., passed away on June 22, 2023. Mike, as he was known to most, was born October 29, 1945, to Willis and Emily Casey in Farragut, Idaho, while his father was in the U.S. Navy. He was the middle child of three boys. He grew up in Spokane, Wash., and completed one year of college before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 21. He graduated from basic training in May of 1967 from the U.S. Army Training Center in Ft. Lewis, Wash., and was soon fighting on the front lines in Vietnam. His exemplary service earned him two Purple Hearts, a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medals. He served as a gunny aboard helicopters, and he was shot down on two different occasions sustaining significant injuries before being honorably discharged in October of 1968.
Mike was preceded in death by his two daughters, Colleen, and Michelle Casey, his two brothers, and both of his parents. He leaves behind his loving wife, Val Casey, stepdaughter Tracy (Zach), and four beautiful granddaughters, Alisha, Amirah, Mandy, and Riley.
Following his military service, Mike returned to Spokane where he worked for thirty years as a Budweiser delivery driver. After an early retirement, he moved to Troy, Mont. to enjoy the great outdoors and dedicate his time to helping others. He spent 23 years living at Bull Lake where he volunteered at the Bull Lake Fire Department and held many roles including firefighter, fire chief, and board member. He also volunteered at the VFW Post 5514 where he spent time serving as both Chaplin and Vice Commander. He volunteered on the Milnor Lake Cemetery board as well. Mike was dedicated to service and liked by everyone who met him. He even adopted his dog, Holly, from a dumpster where she was abandoned as a puppy. His generosity and sincere smile will be sorely missed.
Mike’s funeral will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at Milnor Lake Cemetery in Troy, Mont. followed by a reception at the VFW Post 5514 Hall in Troy. All are welcome to join in celebrating Mike’s life.
Kenneth R. Farmer, 69, Of
Kenneth R. Farmer, 69, went to heaven on May 5. Ken was born February 16, 1954, in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Evelyn Farmer. After high school, Ken attended Shoreline Community College where he gained an Associates Degree in Forestry and pursued his lifetime passion of the outdoors. Ken Married Susan Acton on June 2, 1979 in Seattle, Wash. That same year, they moved to Libby in December (one of few families moving to Libby in the middle of winter) as Ken began his 38-year career with the US Forest Service. Ken was a highly sought after and valued sales administrator who took extreme pride in his work ethic and treated all those he worked with respectfully and equally. He especially enjoyed talking and visiting with the loggers around a good landing fire on his early morning visits to the logging jobs. Coaching and participating in baseball was one of his favorite pastimes. He coached numerous regular season teams and all-star teams throughout the 80’s and 90’s, and the same respect he gained at work, he also gained on the baseball field from the players, parents, and other coaches. His spare time was spent pursuing his interests in shooting sports and various outdoor recreation activities including hunting, trap shooting, ATVing, RVing, and of course socializing. In 2021, after retirement, Ken and Susie moved to Mesa, Arizona, where he continued his life-long pursuit of outdoor adventures. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Glenn Farmer. He is survived by his caring wife, Susan, brother Don Farmer, son Cory Farmer and his wife Lacie of Libby, daughter Jenny Hite and her husband Brian of Georgia, and grandchildren Capri Farmer, Acton Farmer, Tenley Farmer, Elizabeth Hite, and Ainsley Farmer. In remembrance, in lieu of flowers the family suggests offering support to the Little Libby Loggers youth sports program or the Logger Legion baseball team. A graveyard service will be held on Friday, July 28th at 12 p.m. at the Libby Cemetery. A luncheon/social will be held immediately after the service.
Robert A. Snow Sr. Of Troy
It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to “Bob Snow” aka “Snow Man” Robert A. Snow Sr. of Troy, Montana. On June 13.
Bob passed away due to complications from surgery after battling cancer.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ershel and Patty Snow and his two sisters; Pam and Becky. He is survived by his four children Robert, Jayson, Amy, and William; his brothers Steve, Chyanne, Rock, Chris, Mick, and Rick, ten grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Born in Fruita Colorado, Bob traveled to Montana with his father as traveling musicians. Bob met his ex-wife Deanna while traveling through Montana. He later became a sawyer, a wildland firefighter, a forklift operator, and a truck driver. In 1996 he obtained his GED and an AA degree in photography. Bob loved the outdoors, wildlife, music, and photography.
Bob returned to Fruita Colorado in the Spring of 2000. He met his 2nd love, Ida Ogden. Bob reconnected with his roots by spending his weekends with family, friends, and the outdoors. He continued his passion for photography and found a new passion for gardening. It gave him great joy to give away the vegetables he grew to anyone that would enjoy them.
Bob came back to Troy in 2013 and spent his retirement with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching them grow and teaching them along the way. Bob loved sharing stories and telling funny jokes.
Even though Bob wasn’t able to watch all of his grandchildren grow up while he was with us, he will definitely be watching from above.
Bob was opposed to funerals all of his life and did not want one for himself. He would rather people gather, have fun, reconnect, enjoy life, and remember the good times. His children plan to honor his memory by having more family gatherings, sharing stories, and photos so the good times are never forgotten. If you wish to send a condolence or even have a good story or photo to share please send it to 609 Smith Rd Troy Mont. 59935.