July 31, 1930 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 90)


Donna B. Tunison, 90, passed away at her home in Troy on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  She was born in Conrad, Montana July 31, 1930 to Art and Pearl (Vaught) Bowman.

Donna grew up in Conrad, where she graduated from high school in 1948.  In 1949, her parents bought The Doonan Hotel and moved the family to Troy. She started a teaching career which lasted 30 years. She taught mainly in the Libby Schools.  It was during this time she met and married Kenneth Hays.  They had 2 daughters and later divorced.

She married Dan Tunison May 31, 1975. They enjoyed traveling to Arizona in the winters after retirement.  After Dan’s death she became active in the Methodist Church and enjoyed dinners at the Senior Center with her friends.

She was preceded in death by husband Dan, her parents and 5 brothers.

Survivors include her daughters Liane Jordan and Linda (Bruce) Clark; stepchildren Kerry (Roxanne) Tunison, Vince Tunison, Chris (Richard) Stapleton; grandchildren Jennifer (Reece) Warren, Justin Jordan, Amelia (JP) Downey, Andrea (Jerry) Cummings, Alicia (Jerico) Cairns, Kerry (Tamara) Tunison, Andy (Wendy) Tunison, Jamie (Corey) Pomeroy, Desaray (Roger) Schmaltz and numerous great grandchildren.

No services will be held at Donna’s request.Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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