Renee Rucker, 59, of Libby

Renee Rucker, 59, sadly left us way too soon, on Sunday, July 24, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Montana.  She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on November 17, 1962 to Ted and Thelma Bricker.

Renee had many interests including reading, beading, crochet, cribbage, pool, horseback riding, collecting antiques, fishing, going to concerts, animal rescue and so much more. The animal that touched her heart the most was ferrets, she rescued many over the years which gave her so much happiness.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joel Rucker Jr, parents Ted and Thelma Bricker, brothers Mark and Gordon Bricker.

She is survived by daughter Nicki Switzer, Kalispell; son Jason Switzer, Libby; son Joey Rucker, Libby; grandchildren Justice Switzer, Bozeman; Cavan Switzer, Kalispell; Cheyenne Mott, Kalispell;  brothers Rick Bricker (Susan), Minn.;  Ted Bricker (Donna), ID; a sister Laura Sundquist (Randy), Wash. and many other family and friends and her companion dog Segar.

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

Geraldine C. Todd, 94, of Bonners


Geraldine (Geri) C. Todd peacefully passed away in her sleep July 28. She had been living at the Extended Care Facility in Bonners Ferry since suffering from a stroke in 2022.

Geraldine was born on September 4, 1927, in Southern Pines, North Carolina. She spent her childhood there and later moved to Richmond, Virginia where she met her husband, Robert. They then moved to Somerville, Jew Jersey where they raised their family and moved to Troy in 1977 after retiring. Geri enjoyed playing Bridge and other card games and was tough to beat in a Rummy game. She was an inveterate stamp collector and participated in fund raising for the community. Geri was preceded in death by her husband Robert and son-in-law Frank. She is survived by Brian (Vicki) in Troy, Debbie (Patrick) in Missouri, Eileen (John) in Oregon, Pam in Troy, Kevin in Troy, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Services are to be held August 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Troy. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Service Notice: Sharren J. Cohenour

Sharren J. Cohenour, 82, of Libby, died on Wednesday, January 19, at Ventura, California.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12, at the City of Libby Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 18 Midland Road in Libby.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Mabel Gail Ohland, 85, of Libby

Mabel Gail Ohland, 85, of Libby, MT passed away at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center on Monday, August 1, 2022.  She was born July 28, 1937 in Seattle, Washington to Ira and Mabel (Dale) Williams.  Always going by the name, Gail, she attended school and graduated from college as a Licensed Dietician.  Much of her work experience was in various nursing homes in the Spokane area.  While living in Spokane, Gail one day found herself broke-down on the side of the road.  Greg Ohland happened to be traveling by and stopped to help her out.  That was the beginning of a love that lasted the rest of her life.  Greg and Gail were married in Spokane on December 2, 1983.  They lived there for a short time and soon knew that their lives belonged in Montana.  They moved to Libby in 1984 and have enjoyed life here.

Gail loved to travel.  She and Greg spent a lot of time traveling the northwest in their RV.  She loved fishing the lakes, creeks, and rivers along the way.  She actually enjoyed running the log splitter, as they got their own firewood.  Gail had many talents, one of which was helping Greg build racing motors and cars.  He says she was a better mechanic than he.  She also enjoyed cooking, knitting and fixing up their home.  Gail valued her Catholic faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband Greg of Libby; daughters Judy Carney and Jackie Everts both of Spokane; grandsons Travis Carney and Brandon Carney; and 2 great grandchildren.  Local arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby.  Online memories and condolences may be shared by visiting

“You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth.  That Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand and hear me.  Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.  Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.”  “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.  From the end of the earth I will cry to You.”  Psalm 60:4-5, 11-12, Psalm 61:1-2a


Submitted by Ruthanne Dolezal

Service Notice: Loretta Mae Thorstenson

Loretta Mae (Lori, Huck) Thorstenson, 86, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, was granted her angel wings on August 20, 2021 in Libby, Montana.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Libby. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be made to

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Sailor Lockwood

Bran-Dan and Sarah Lockwood welcomed a baby girl on April 22, at  2:45 a.m. Sailor Lockwood weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Brian Bell.