Chris R. Keenen, 37 of Libby
Chris R. Keenen, born July 15, 1984 in Libby, Mont. passed away on Nov. 8, 2021. He is survived by his wife Brogan Keenen, of Haugan, Mont., their son Daxton Keenen, and a Baby Girl on the way. He is also survived by mother Kathy Garrett of Moyie Springs, Idaho, brother Pat Mackey, sisters Elise Mackey, Jennifer Woodruff, and Heather Mackey. And by parents Hank and Donna Keenen of Troy, Mont., brothers James Moody, Johnny Keenen, Keith Keenen, Cray Keenen, and Tony Keenan, sisters Katie Dow, Della Horton, and Melody Keenen. He was preceded in death by father Dan Mackey and brother Brock Keenen.
Chris had a big heart and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed any and all things outdoors including, fishing, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, and mushroom picking. He was passionate about sharing his knowledge of the outdoors with Daxton as they explored all things sandbox, swings, stick sword-fighting, and throwing rocks in the creek. Chris loved playing his guitar and sharing that joy with his son. Close friends were important, especially working on automobiles in the hopes of getting them running. All around, Chris was a genuinely kind, loving, hopeful man looking forward to the future. He left us too soon.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the St. Regis Community Center on Nov. 28, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Becky Gibson, 60 of Troy
We lost our “Granny” on Nov. 2. Born Rebecca Lynn Snow on Sept. 24, 1961 to Patricia Patton and Ray Snow. Becky was born in Fruita, Colo. She was the second of Patty and Ray’s four kids.
Like most families, they moved around adding new parents and more brothers and sisters. Becky loved them all.
Becky married Dale Gibson in 1979. Their six years together brought two daughters, CandiJo and Brandi. After separating from Dale, Becky took the girls to live with her mom and brothers.
In 1986, Becky and girls moved to Troy, Mont. Doug Carr was one of her first and favorite friends. Becky had many great friends.
Becky was a hard one to tame, so her and the girls moved around. They always returned to Troy.
In 1989, Ross Stapley found Becky sleeping in the back of a truck in Little Joe’s parking lot. Ross took in Becky and those two little girls. Together for ten years, they had a son. Rock Stapley is Becky’s only son.
Becky spent years with best friend Gary Lies. She loved his kids and grandkids like her own.
Becky would be mad if we didn’t mention her friend Moose whom she loved.
Becky’s first grandchild was born in 1998. She found her calling! Being a grandma was the greatest joy of Becky’s life!
Becky loved music and good times, dancing and playing pool. She made and lost many friends on the way. More than we can mention.
Becky was preceded in death by her mother Patricia Jacobs, father Ray Snow, and stepmother Dottie. Three sisters Linda Labrum, Pammy, and Alice Snow, and a grandson Owen. Her friends Doug, Doolie, Paul, Bill, Aunt Dar, White Cloud, and Red Bird. Sorry for anyone not mentioned. We loved all of you.
Surviving Becky is her Little Dragon Slayer. Her three kids CandiJo, Brandi, and Rock. She has six grandkids. Wesley, Krisign, Slerra, Elijah, Quilly, and Jazzy. Judy and Lester are her two great grandchildren. Her brothers Bob, Steve, Chey, Rock, Chris, Mickey, Rickey, Randy, and Jessie. Sisters Deana Snow and Linda Garrison, Tara Graff and Ida in Colorado. There are aunts and an uncle. So many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and adopted kids. All the kids and people who grew up with and around Becky and her kids.
Mom, sister, grandma, Granny, Aunt Beck, MaSquaw, Peck, Jingles, Rebecca or Shotgun; no matter what you called her she loved you. We all miss her already and forever.
Becky would appreciate everyone making one last fuss over her…please if you can dress in your “Sunday Best.”
Arrangements are being made and we will let everyone know.