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August 22, 1956 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 61)

Connie Jo Countryman Gaudin, beloved mother, daughter, Grammie, sister, wife and friend, age 61, was taken peacefully to Heaven on October 17, 2017 surrounded by love in her home in Troy, Montana. Connie was born August 22, 1956 in Libby, Montana to Byron & Florence Countryman.


Connie was small, but she was mighty! No job was too big for her to take on. She possessed many great passions in her lifetime- gardening, landscaping, crafting, woodworking, floral design and caretaker to name a few. She worked hard and loved even harder, taking care of family and friends whenever they were in need. Connie’s heart was huge and always ready to give.


Connie is survived by her mother, Florence Cook of Troy, Montana; brother Kenneth (Marcia) Countryman of Kettlefalls, Washington; brother Raymond Countryman of Troy, Montana; sister Shelly (Bill) Warrick of Troy, Montana; son John Patrick (Amelia) Downey of Troy, Montana and their three children Kaitlyn, Ethan and Emerson; daughter Toya Laveway of Libby, Montana and her three daughters Trinity, Hailey and Karma; husband Daryl Gaudin of Libby, Montana; as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, and close family friends.


Connie requested private graveside services and celebration of life for close family and friends to be held at later date.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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