December 22, 1944 ~ February 19, 2021 (age 76)


Miles Dexter Briggs, 76, passed away on February 19, 2021 at his home in Libby after a short intense battle with cancer. He was born December 22, 1944 in San Diego, California to Herb and Anna (Tripp) Briggs. At an early age Miles & his family relocated to Warland, Montana where he completed eighth grade. His attendance at high school necessitated a move to Libby.


Following high school Miles worked as a mechanic for Hidgem Ford in Libby. Later he became a heavy equipment operator for the U S Corps of Engineers at Libby Dam. He especially enjoyed the beautiful commute along the scenic Kootenai River to work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and all outdoor activities.


Miles married Lucille Rhoades in Libby on January 21, 1966. They enjoyed travel in the early years of marriage but were always glad to return to Libby. Miles loved the rural beauty of Libby and his many hours spent on Bootjack Lake. Many of Miles friends & family enjoy wood crafts from his work shop. He made bears, horses, picnic tables, benches, shelves and wagons.


Miles was preceded in death by his father, Herb Briggs, mother, Anna Briggs and sister Birdie Stuckey.


Miles is survived by his wife, Lucille, and son, Toby; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends.


A viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Schnackenberg Funeral home in Libby on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the City of Libby Cemetery Thursday, February 25, 2021. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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February 24, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schnackenberg Funeral Home Chapel
422 W 2nd St
Libby, MT 59923

Funeral Service
February 25, 2021

1:00 PM


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