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May 13, 1935 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 83)

Mary Elizabeth Auge, 83, passed in her sleep Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Libby after a brief illness.  She was born May 3rd, 1935 in Grand Rond, Oregon to Albert and Thelma Smith.


She's preceded in death by her parents and a brother Samuel Smith.


Mary was an active volunteer of the American Legion and was always willing to lend a hand when needed. She enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting or just a nice long ride. She felt her best in nature; she also enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing and reading westerns. She loved to visit with family, friends and was always quick with a joke or a witty comeback.


Mary had a passion for music ever since she was a child, she never learned to read music but was able to hear a song and play it back on the piano. She was particularly fond of singing and looked forward to karaoke nights.


Mary is survived by her life partner Eddy Dawson, Libby;  sons, Art Highland and wife Leonna, Oregon;  Mike Highland, Eureka; daughters, Linda Vandeveer, Polson; Marlene Cassidy, Indiana; 8 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.


A Celebration of life will be held at the Libby American legion Saturday January 19th at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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