Janice Ilene McName, 91, Of Libby

On Friday, December 23, Janice Ilene McName, passed away peacefully at the Libby Care Center in Libby Montana. She was 91 years old. Janice was born to Dale and Fern Wilkins on August 22, 1932. Janice was married to Ken McName for 38 years and was blessed with five children: Vicki, Diane, Kathy, Stan and Ken. She had 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Janice was an avid reader, lover of music, gardener, seamstress and a talented crocheter. She sold many of her custom Christmas angels, and snowflakes throughout the years. Janice was well known for her quick-witted humor, fierce determination, and generous spirit. More than anything she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A memorial service for friends will be held at the Libby Baptist Church on January 15 at 11 a.m. Please feel free to attend if you would like to pay your respects. A private service will be held for family members at a later date.

In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks that those who are able instead, to please make a donation to the Libby Baptist Mission fund at Libby Baptist Church. Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

Patricia M. Midyett, Of Libby

Patricia M. Midyett, formally (Pedersen) passed away on Tuesday, December 27. Pat was born on August 8, 1932.  She was the youngest to be born in the Pedersen family of three.  Pat grew up in Libby, Montana, attended Libby Public school, and graduated in 1950.  After graduation Pat went to Spokane, Washington to attend Kinnman Business School. After graduation she returned to Libby to work in one of the local banks as a bookkeeper.  Pat married Lloyd Midyett, and had a daughter, Karol.  The family moved to California for a few years until she divorced Lloyd and returned to Libby.

After returning to Libby with her daughter she went to work for the USFS as a secretary and worked till she retired. Pat was a devoted member of the church, and was an accomplished pianist, which she enjoyed doing. Pat found herself needing to go to a care facility in 2018.   While she was there, playing the piano at the care center brought joy to all who lived there.

Pat was preceded in death by her mother Bertina; father Peter; oldest brother Ronald and brother Robert. Survivors include her daughter Karol Fogel and three grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the City of Libby Cemetery.  Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

Helen “Marie” Martin, 67, Of Troy

Helen “Marie” Martin, left this earth and went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 26. After her second battle with cancer, she passed peacefully at home with her husband and family members with her. Marie was born on April 3, 1955, in Miami, Florida, to Jim and Helen Tease. She soon had two brothers and two sisters in the family with her. Growing up, her family moved back and forth from Florida to Tennessee.

Marie met her husband, Craig Martin, at the beginning of 1976, when he was in the army stationed in Florida. When Craig got out of the army he returned to Montana in September of that year, got a job, Marie moved to Montana, and they were married on October 15, 1976. Marie and Craig have two children, Wendy (husband is Bob Webber) and son Logan (wife is Melissa). They now have four grandchildren.

They spent most of their life living and working in Lincoln County, first in the Libby area, and then moving to the family land in Troy. Marie had several jobs when they were first married, but she loved taking care of her grandkids the most. She loved the game scrabble, sewing, and reading her Bible. Marie was a Christian, and attended the Three Lakes Church in Troy for decades.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents and one brother. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 1 p.m. at the Three Lakes Church in Troy.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to either Three Lakes Church, 136 Ring Loop Road, Troy, Montana 59935 or to the local cancer support group, Wings, P.O. Box 1160, Libby, Montana 59923.

Marie is in heaven now, but is loved and will be missed by many here on earth.  Services are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

Death Notice: Tracy L. Lauer, 57, Of Libby

Tracy L. Lauer, 57, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, in Libby. She was born on May 26, 1965, in Whitefish, Montana.  Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are made by Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.