Ardith Christine (Hutton) Myhre, age 90, passed away on October 21, 2020 in Libby, MT at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. She was born on February 21, 1930 in Libby, MT to Harold (Happy) Hutton and Evelyn (Mauer) Hutton on the family homestead. She was the 3rd oldest of their 16 children, which made her stubborn and strong as she helped raise her younger siblings. She loved to fish, garden, crochet and loved children to name a few! She was an amazing cook and would always cook and bake enough to feed an army.
Ardith married Harry Leavitt in 1950 and they had 3 children. They later divorced. She married George Myhre in 1967 in Libby, MT.
She worked at bailing Christmas trees; she cooked in several restaurants in Libby, and was a custodial aid for the Libby Public Schools.
She is survived by brothers, Lorne “Jim” Hutton and Montana Hutton both of Libby; sisters Betty (Clyde) Ross of Libby; Judy Tullners of Spokane, WA; and Margie (Junior) Johnson of Libby; daughters Cathy (Jim) Haines of Odessa, WA, and Mardelle Keefer of Libby, MT; grandchildren, Susan, Alicea, and Heidi, all of Spokane, WA; Steven Leavitt of Libby; Tanyaa (Troy) Kilham, Moses Lake, WA; Michael Haines, Spokane, WA; Jeremy Haines, Moses Lake, WA; Amanda (Ryan) Dunn, Melessa (Ryan) Medlinger both of Missoula, MT; and Tim (Amber) Keefer of Columbia Falls, MT; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents Harold and Evelyn Hutton, her husband George Myhre, sisters Virgeen Campbell, Shirley Kihs, Marcia Madison and brothers Charles, Donald, Jack, Maurice, Larry, Kennith and Cleve Hutton and a son Steve Leavitt.
We are not looking at this as what we lost in her passing but as what we gained from her life! She will be missed.
Viewing will be from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p. m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at Schnackenberg Funeral home in Libby. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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