Carol Ann (Cripe) Young,

80, of Troy

Carol Ann (Cripe) Young passed away January 1, quietly at home. She was 80 years old. Carol was born on July 11th, 1941 in Bonners Ferry, Ida., to Ford and Edith Cripe. She graduated Troy High School before attending the University of Montana, where she studied elementary education.

Carol married Arthur A. Young in December of 1961. Carol spent the majority of her life living in Troy and after a brief teaching career settled into raising a large family. Carol was a kind and loving spirit, always willing to take in any child or animal in need. She was an amazing storyteller who loved the written word.

Carol is survived by her children, Ford Young, daughter-in-law Amy; Melissa Dirks, Kevin Young, Kendra Young, Mike Blankenship, daughter-in-law Lesa; Amanda Wilson, son-in-law Simon; Calen Williamson, daughter-in-law Vanessa; Justin Young, daughter-in-law Amber; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild; her nephew Owen Cripe and niece Aubrey Desfosses, sister Kathy Cripe and brother Larry Cripe. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur and her parents.

The family has opted to wait until summer to have a memorial service.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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January 12

“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing.  The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon.  They shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellency of our God.  Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.  Say to those who are fearful, “Be strong, do not fear!  Behold your God…He will come and save you.”  Isaiah 35:1-4


Submitted by Ruthanne Dolezal