James Marion Orr, 92, of Libby
James Marion Orr, 92, formerly of Libby, died on Saturday, October 15, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He was born May 29, 1930, to James M and Anna (Porter) Orr, in McGinnis Meadows, Mont. Due to rain and high waters that washed out the bridge to town, the doctor’s arrival was delayed until May 31. Marion attended a one room schoolhouse in the Meadows through the 8th grade. He moved into Libby, Mont. to finish schooling, graduating from Libby HS in 1948. This was an answer to his mother’s request, as none of his 7 older siblings had gone through high school.
Following high school, he worked in logging camps and on road construction jobs.
He met and married Jeanine West on November 5, 1950. Together they welcomed three sons, Scott, Dwayne, D.C. and one daughter, Marjean.
From road construction, he worked ranching. For a time, he was a Lincoln County Deputy and as an undersheriff. He was instrumental in forming Libby’s 1st ambulance service. He started his own excavation business with his son DC. He retired in 1995.
In 1960, Marion took Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and served him through the remainder of his life. Due to his conversion, Marion and Jeanine were able to restore marital upset and they enjoyed another 30 years, until Jeanine passed away in 1989. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Libby for 30 years and was part of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s association.
Marion met and married Diane Wisehart on February 14, 1990. They together served the Lord in several churches in Libby and Troy, Mont. until moving to Hall, Mont. in 2008. They then moved to Missoula where they attended the Missoula Alliance Church.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Anna Orr; wife Jeanine Orr, daughter Marjean Orr, daughter-in-law Rita Orr, all seven of his siblings Edward, Bill, Helen Miller, Carl, Ray, Ellen Dryden Resch, and Paul.
He is survived by his spouse Diane Orr; sons Scott and wife Bev; Dwayne and wife Kathy; and D.C and wife Marianne; 5 grandchildren; Jen (Joe) O’Malley, Matt Orr, Jena Orr, Ashley (Doug) Deshazer and Adam Orr ( Stacy); 7 great-grandchildren Teague & Ireland O’Malley, Luke, Jace & Tristan Deshazer and Maizy & Evelynn Orr; stepchildren; Heather (Jim) Blom and Eric (Bleu) Wisehart; 5 step-grandchildren Kara (Chris) Santucci and Sydney (Armando) Inocensio, Reagan & Zane Blom, Ben (Kera) Wisehart, Atria Wisehart and 1 step great-granddaughter Isla Juniper Wisehart.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22, at the Libby Christian Church. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Hayden, 90, of Coeur d’ Alene
Eleanor “Marion” Hayden, 90, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday morning, October 15. She was born July 27, 1932 in Hamilton, Mont. to Arthur Leroy Lyman and Caroline Lyman (Schofield). As a child her family lived in California, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Canada. Marion finally ended up in Libby, Mont. in the early 1950’s where she met the love of her life, Donald B. Hayden. They married August 12, 1956 in a small ceremony in Libby. Don and Marion were together for over 52 years.
Marion was a homemaker who found unique ways to supplement the family income. She sold “current” calendars and stationery for many years. For a short time the Hayden’s sold Amway and then found Watkins and started DMR Enterprises. They sold Watkins products for almost 50 years and Marion and Don were often part of many small Montana events selling Watkins to the masses. Her most recent business venture was selling AIM Products – BarleyLife – for over 30 years. Marion was a sponsor for an Iditarod sled dog team lead by Libby Riddles. For several years she provided BarleyLife and AIM supplements to keep everyone healthy and strong. Marion also donated AIM products for the health of children at an orphanage in the Philippines run by Kay Davidson.
Marion was a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. Her mission on this earth was to help anyone who needed help. In Libby, Mont. she was known as the “Dorcas Lady” – our basement was full of blankets, sheets, and household goods. She was always ready to help any family that had an urgent need. She told anyone who would listen about the Love of Jesus. She held Vacation Bible School for the Libby Seventh-Day Adventist church in her home for 30 years. Children, and eventually their children, from all around town would come to her home and participate in lessons and crafts and learn about Jesus. In later years, while living in Coeur d’ Alene, she collected Bibles for “Christmas Behind Bars”, a mission who gives Bibles to prisoners in the United States. She had collected over 4200 Bibles in 9 years. Her 90th birthday celebration with ladies from the Adventist Praying Grandmas and Gathered for Good community services supplied her with an additional 28 Bibles.
Donald and Marion loved to travel after retirement. Their adventures took then on cruises to the Caribbean and Panama Canal as well as trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and a complete road trip around the Continental United States chauffeured by their daughter, Dawn. She had a goal of having a picture of her feet in every ocean she was able to get to. During their travels, Marion always had a camera in hand: she took pictures of everything, but her favorites were all the foliage and flowers as well as all the people that she loved. Looking back through all her pictures, it is often difficult to find a picture with her as she was always the one taking them. She was known to leave her camera and purse in places she was busy admiring and would have to make trips back to get them with a big smile to all who kept her things safe.
Marion is preceded in death by her Husband, Donald in 2007, her Parents, 3 brothers: Leonard, John and Jim Lyman and a sister, Betty Lyman.
Marion leaves behind a wonderful legacy of giving and family. She is survived by her son, Marvin (Nancy) Keller and her daughters, Dawn Hayden and Rhea Hayden; 3 grandchildren, Aaron (Yoko), Jodine (Ian) Roman, Amber (Lloyd) Williams and her 2 bonus grandchildren, Cori (Ken) Lind and Katie (Gregory); Gulley will miss her greatly. She had 9 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Jordan, Kiran, Charlee, Kenna, Edison, Katelynn, Johann and Alex; former son-in-law, Mark Gates and 3 fur grand babies. She loved all her family and friends and their pets that would give her as much love as she gave them.
A service was planned for Friday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the Libby, Mont. Seventh-Day Adventist church located at: 206 Airfield Rd., Libby, Mont. Interment will follow at the Libby Cemetery where Marion will be buried next to her beloved Husband.
A second service was held on Saturday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’ Alene Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at: 111 E. Locust Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com. Marion requested that in lieu of flowers, please donate to Donald and Marion’s frequent charity – Spokane Shriners Children’s Hospital : www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/locations/spokane . Bible Donations can also be made to Christmas Behind Bars where you can specify that Bibles be bought with your donation: www.christmasbehindbars.org/donate .
Marion’s family would like to thank Schnackenberg Funeral Home for taking such great care of Marion and both the Libby and Coeur d’ Alene Seventh-Day Adventist Churches for giving her a home for her to love the Lord.
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Kristofer Owen Wengerd
Kristofer Owen Wengerd was born on September 21 at Family Birth Services Birth Suite. Kristofer weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. His parents are Paul and Wanda Wengerd and he is welcomed by his 2 brothers Trystan and Grantland and his sisters Paulita and Autumn. He was delivered by Joyce Vogel, Licensed Midwife