November 8, 1958 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 63)


Faith Marie Paxton, 63, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2022 at Libby Care Center surrounded by family. She was born in Santa Maria, California to John and Carolyn Arvoux.

Faith married her first husband William Benson and they had three daughters together Crystal, Nova, Violet, before he passed. In 1981 she married her late husband Wayne Paxton and had two daughters Shavon and Amber. Later her only son Joshua James was born and her daughter Rhiannon shortly after. She and Wayne raised all of them until he passed in 2005. So many more than just her seven kids called her mom. Faith loved to cook; no one ever went hungry when visiting her home.  She had a green thumb and her home was filled with plants. Violet hopes to be half of the women her mom was. She loved unicorns and had quite the collection. Her daughter Rhiannon says, “Now you get to fly high with them."

Faith is survived by 6 of her children, 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her husband John Whiteside who held her hand until the very end. She is preceded in death by her daughter Nova Mayy and granddaughter Kiera Elizabeth.

 In the end she wanted Amber to know "There's no crying in baseball." Life simply won't be the same without her, but in her final moments she told Shavon "Everything's gonna be okay."

There will be a celebration of life held January 29th, 2022 at 3:00 pm located at 505 E 10th St in Libby. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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Memorial Service
January 29, 2022

3:00 PM
505 E 10the Street
Libby, MT 59923
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