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Irene Edna Libick

August 10, 1922 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 98)


Irene Edna Libick, 98, passed away Jan. 25th, 2021 at home with loved ones. Irene was the daughter of Alfred and Elsie Crocker. Born August 10th, 1922 in Fresno Ca. Irene graduated from Fresno Seventh Day Adventist Academy and went on to graduate from Pacific Union College in Angwin CA. Soon after was married to Paul Libick from Louisiana. Settling back in Fresno CA., they raised their two children Robert and Carol.

Irene spent her career as an educator and principal in the Seventh Day Adventist Academy. She was an avid hiker, bird watcher and loved all wildlife. She retired but continued volunteer work to many different groups in need. Soon after, Irene lost her husband Paul tragically in a car accident. She moved to Colorado to be close to her daughter Carol and grandchildren, Brandy and Stephen. Irene's grandchildren meant the world to her.

She then moved to Arizona, to live on her son Bob and daughter in law Kathy's cattle ranch. She enjoyed her time in Az and had many tales to tell of the animals. Looking for a new adventure the three packed their bags and headed to Big Sky Country. Bob, Kathy, and Irene landed in Hamilton Mt. Where Irene spent her remaining years. She lived at Sapphire Lutheran Homes where she made many friends and enjoyed the wildlife that was abundant on and behind the campus.

Irene was predeceased by her father Alfred, mother Elsie, brother Reginald, sisters Phyllis and Doris, husband Paul, son Robert (John), granddaughter Brandy and very special family friend Scotty.

She is survived by sister Esther, daughter Carol, son in law Gary, grandson Stephen, daughter in law Kathy, granddaughter in law Peggy and very close family friends Verna, the Munsey family and caregivers Kathleen, Cher and Katrina.

A memorial will be held at Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church, led by Pastor Bill Whitney.

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