December 28, 1940 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 81)


Earlene Marie Sarnow, 81, of Libby, passed away peacefully at her home on June 4, 2022.  She was born in Bakersfield, California on December 28, 1940 to Homer and Goldie Harris.

Earlene had many passions in her life from raising sheep and other animals on their farm “Fort Sarnow” in Troy.  She loved bowling in a league with her daughters; enjoyed being a bus driver for Harlow’s and working at the Libby Care Center.

Earlene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Arthur Sarnow; a son Rocky Sarnow and 2 sons in laws Lyle Jones and Larry Richards.  She will be missed by many and lovingly remembered.

Survivors include her daughters Cindy Jones, Libby; Kandy Maley, Billings; Gayle Richards (Richard Hoyer), Libby; Sandy Rye (Denton), Libby; her brother Wayne (Mary) Hood, OR; 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 niece and her family and 2 nephews and their families. 

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