Jeanette Marie (Rickards) Ewings, 83

Roseburg, Oreg.

Jeanette Marie (Rickards) Ewings was born December 14, 1937 in Crystal, Maine and went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 16, 2021. She is predeceased by her parents, Leslie A Rickards and Geneva L (Fogg) Rickards, along
with her brother Vaughn A. Rickards and many friends and relatives.

Jeanette is survived
by her loving husband
of 62 years, Gilbert H. Ewings of Roseburg, Oreg; daughters Faith Siefke (Tim) of Libby, Mont. and Sharon Rust (Scott) of Myrtle Creek, Oreg.; grandchildren Dawn Marie Whitbourn (Doug) of Troy, N.Y., Daniel Whitbourn of Troy, N.Y., David
Whitbourn (April) of Troy, N.Y., and Justin Perry of
Myrtle Creek, Oreg.; great-grandchildren, Seamus and Liam Whitbourn of Troy, N.Y.

Jeanette graduated
with the Class of 1957
from Stearns High School
in Millinocket, Maine.  She
attended Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass.

When Jeanette married the love of her life (Gil) on March 16, 1959, she was employed as a nurse’s aide
at Millinocket Community Hospital. She soon discovered her passion as a
housewife, homemaker,
and stay-at-home mother. Jeanette was a devoted,
loving wife and mother of their two children.

She had a heart of
compassion for the sick
and the elderly, as well as young children. She enjoyed providing In-Home Care and ministering to the elderly. Jeanette and her husband frequently visited their
local nursing home to sing hymns and to minister to
the residents.

Jeanette was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene, where she at one time or another served as Missionary President, youth leader, church board member, Sunday School teacher,
and made certain that anyone who was ill or celebrating a special event in their lives received a card.

Jeanette and her husband, Gil, raised their two daughters in Millinocket calling it home until 2002 when they moved to Myrtle Creek, Oreg. Over the course of eight years, Jeanette
survived being placed on Hospice on two separate occasions. She and Gil then moved to Libby, Mont. in 2010 where they spent the next several years residing on the scenic Kootenai River.

Dementia impacted
Jeanette’s life for many years. Four months after emergency surgery for colon cancer in April 2017, the couple moved back to Oregon
where Jeanette became a resident of Callahan Memory Care and spent the last four years of her temporary
home on earth. She was
surrounded by immediate family with her husband, Gil, and daughter, Sharon, by her side while daughter Faith joined in witnessing
Jeanette’s glorious transition to her eternal home with Jesus via “face time.”

The family would like
to thank the dedicated
care-givers at Callahan Memory Care for their
tireless efforts to provide quality care as we entrusted our loved-one with them.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt
gratitude to Bristol
Hospice of Eugene, Oreg.
for their professionalism
and compassion as as they
prepared Jeanette and the family for a smooth transition.

We also want to acknowledge Pastor Guy Cooksey of the Myrtle Creek Church of the Nazarene,
Pastor Eldon Rayborn, prior Associate Pastor Charity Hays (sister of Gil), Bristol Hospice Chaplin Dr. Paul Armand Javines and Bristol Hospice Nurse Alice Ann.

Throughout her
life Jeanette frequently
expressed, “I would rather you give me roses while I
am alive to enjoy them.”  The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Myrtle Creek Church of the Nazarene in memory of Jeanette Ewings.

A memorial service was held at the Libby Church of the Nazarene in Libby, Mont. on Sunday July 25, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at the Myrtle Creek Church of the Nazarene in Myrtle Creek, Oreg. on
Sunday, August 15, at
4:00 p.m.



Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”


Alvin L. Croucher
Libby, 91

Alvin L Croucher
11-17-1929 to 7-19-2021


Alvin was born in Libby Montana. He moved around to different towns growing up. Al moved back to Libby after a short stint in the US Army. In 1950 he met the love of his life Wanda in
Bonners ferry Idaho. They married and raised three children Glenda Minnehan, Brian Croucher and Beth Feketi. Al had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

While living in Libby Al started working at J. Neils lumber company that later changed to St. Regis where
Al retired in 1975.  Al and Wanda traveled in the
camper bus Al renovated to Anchorage Alaska. They stayed there for several years then moved back to Kalispell to fully retire. They were snow birds for several years and traveled to Mexico for extended stays.  Al was a wheeler dealer of vehicles and was into stock cars,
motorcycles and boats.
He taught many of the neighborhood kids how to ski.

Al was adamant that there be no memorial
service. No flowers please.
If you would like to make
a donation in Alvins name please donate to the
diabetes foundation. To
send condolences please
go to the website:

 Russell Dean
Stephenson, 54

Russell Dean Stephenson, 54, passed away to be with our Lord on June 25, 2021.

Russell was born in Bonners Ferry, Id. On
November 30, 1966, to Walter and Mary
Stephenson of Troy.

He graduated from Troy High School and went on to attend college in Missoula, Mont.

Russell then worked at the ASARCO mine in Troy and later for mines in Kearney, Ariz., and
Republic, Wash.

His career would then take him to the position
of foreman for Avista
in Spokane where he worked for 18 years
and loved his job.

When not working, Russell enjoyed preparing a good BBQ, cooking for others, hunting, fishing, and camping with family.

Each time he came home to visit in Montana, Russell was also known for giving the best hugs.

He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by all his family and friends.

Russell is survived by his parents, Walter and Mary; brother, Tony Stephenson; his wife, Sue Stephenson; daughters, Jessica and Megan Stephenson; stepson, Gage; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 1, 2021, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Coeur D’Alene Casino in Worley, Id.







Denise Marcelle Williams
Libby, 65

Denise M. Williams, 65, passed away on July 1, 2021, to be with her loved ones in Heaven.

Denise was born in
Concord, Calif. on April 19, 1956, to Edwin and Jean

Denise’s mother
Jean was a McCoy, from
the famous Hatfields and McCoys.

Denise enjoyed being with her family, spending time outdoors and near the wildlife, picking huckle-
berries and camping. She was also a wonderful artist.

Many people knew her from the Riverside, as she worked there as a bartender for several years. After her time at the Riverside, she worked at the Care Center as a CNA.

In her spare time, she and her husband James
volunteered as EMT’s on the Libby Ambulance for five years in the late 80s and into the early 90s.

After leaving the Care Center, she became a professional cook at the Hidden Chapel with some training from Emeril Lagasse. After her time in Libby she moved to Washington and became a housewife, but returned after a short period to be back in Montana with the rest of the family.

Denise is survived by her husband, James Williams; her daughters, Amber Hamm and Dallas Bowe; her son, Justin Wamsley; her
stepchildren, Nicole and Billy Willams; her grandchildren, Colter Bowe, Tyler Bevis, and Savanah McMillan; and her great-grandchild, Ivy Hartsock.

She was loved dearly and will be terribly missed by her family.

No service will be held, as she had wanted.

Service Notices


Keith Walsh
Libby, 89

Keith Walsh, 89, after many years of serious health challenges, Keith’s bright spirit sped from his old “clay jar” toward his heavenly home in the wee hours of March 16, 2021.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church in Libby.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Keith’s honor may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church 200 W. Larch.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at:


Roger D.


Libby, 80

Roger D. French,
80, died on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at
Libby Care Center.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday,
July 30, 2021 at the
City of Libby Cemetery,
followed by a lunch at Fireman’s Park.

Memorials may be made to Libby VFW or Libby American Legion.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.

Online condolences and memorials may be shared at:


Ann Andrew
Libby, 90

 Ann Andrew,
90, beloved Mother,
Daughter and Friend passed away June 27, 2021.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby, Montana on July 29 with a reception to follow at 259 Kootenai Drive.  Online condolences
and memories may be shared by visiting: