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Patsye Marie (Thorton) LeHew

May 22, 1943 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 74)

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Funeral Service
December 28, 2017

2:00 PM
Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home Chapel
422 W 2nd St
Libby, MT 59923

               Patsye Marie LeHew, 74, of Yaak, MT passed away December 22, 2017 at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby.  She was born May 22, 1943 in Plainview, TX to Hubert Macom and Lela Mae (Anderson) Thorton.  Pat started her life in Texas and in her younger years she enjoyed riding horses.  She served in the military as a WAC nurse.  After serving, she returned home and went to work as a waitress.  It was during that time that she met Monte and they were married 3 days later.  They moved to Montana where they made their home.  They had 3 children Danny, Rose, and Monte, JR.  Pat enjoyed caring for her family; sitting along the Yaak River; taking walks as she looked for flowers; and going dancing.  She spent most of her life enjoying camping trips which included living out the centennial year in a wall tent in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana.  She was always ‘sitting in the truck or car’ because she always wanted to be with Monte.  Pat loved “first light in the mountains” even though she lost contact with them over the years.  As time went on, she became a grandmother to 5 and great-grandmother to 3.  She had 2 brothers and 5 sisters in Texas.

               Pat loved her family very much, her husband, sons and daughter.  She has 1 granddaughter at West Point Academy and was proud of that.  Her light was always her daughter, Rose, and her faith in God…always a faith in God.

               Services for Pat were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Schnackenberg and Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Libby with burial at the City of Libby cemetery.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting

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