Ida May (Garrison) Templin, 88, passed away January 10, 2023 at the Kootenai Medical Hospital in Coeur d’Alene, ID, with her daughter, Deanna Snow, and granddaughter, Amy Snow, by her side. She died of complications from sepsis and an ischemic stroke. Ida was born July 2, 1934 in Bonners Ferry, ID to Roscoe and Selma Garrison. She grew up in Libby and also spent a lot of time in Bonners Ferry where she had so many relatives.
Growing up, Ida worked many different jobs ranging from babysitting to waitressing at the Ten Pin Café. Ida married Jack Templin, also from Libby, in 1950. Jack joined the Navy and after 4 years of service, Jack and Ida settled in Libby until 1962 when they moved to Troy. In 1964, they bought their forever home on Iron Creek Road where they raised 5 children. Ida worked for a time at St. Regis Co., then for the US Forest Service. She went back to school and got her real estate license. Ida was in real estate for over 25 years, having her own business, Templin Realty. Ida’s husband, Jack, died in December 2009 and Ida remained on the family property until her death.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; her son-in-law, Ken Welcome; and her siblings.
Survivors include her 5 children Roxann (Kerry) Tunison and their 2 kids, Jack Jr., Debbra Welcome and her 4 kids, Deanna (Bob) Snow and their 4 kids, Linda (Cliff) James and their 2 kids; 23 great-grandkids; and 5 great-great-grandkids.
A Celebration of Life is set for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the VFW Hall in Troy, Montana. Cremation arrangements were under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home & Crematory in Libby, MT. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.