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April 16, 1942 ~ April 30, 2018 (age 76)

Kathleen Mary Halvorsen, 76, went home to Jesus Monday April 30th, 2018.

Kathy was born April 16th 1942, to Franklin and Enid Huff.  She graduated from High School at Endicott, NY in 1960, and attended University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA where she met and married her husband Bob, on August 25th 1962.  Kathy transferred to Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in Education.  She taught in Bloomington, IL for two years before moving to Libby in 1967.  Kathy spent several years working as a substitute teacher in the Libby School System before taking a permanent position as a library aid at Libby Middle School.   

When Kathy and Bob retired, they spent 18 years traveling around the country visiting their children and finding their favorite places to enjoy their time together.  They spent nine spring seasons volunteering at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR.  Kathy, always the teacher, enjoyed giving guided tours of the tide pools to school groups and assisting tourists in bird watching and whale watching.

Kathy was very active first in the Libby Methodist Church, then at Faith Bible Church and was the current president of Gideon’s International Auxiliary in Libby.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bob; her brother, Dan (Sandy) Huff of Saginaw, MI and her sister, Judy (Dick) Fox of Chapel Hill, NC.  Children: David (Jennifer) Halvorsen of Waco, TX, Chris Halvorsen of Belgrade, MT, Becky (Chad) Horn of Maricopa, AZ and Tim (Lisa) Halvorsen of Covington, WA.  Grandchildren: Josh (Leah), Jacob, Rhiannon, Makayla, Anders, Nathan, Asa, and Josephine.

Visitation will be Friday May 4th, 2018 at Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby from 4pm to 8pm.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30am at Faith Bible Church with luncheon and time of sharing after the service. 

Memorials can be made to Gideon’s International @ P.O. Box 198, Libby, MT 59923, to donate a Bible in Kathy’s name. Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home of Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting


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