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Barbara M. Cratty
January 13, 1940 ~ November 25, 2017
November 27, 2017
Barbara M. Cratty, 77, died on Saturday, November 25, 2017, of natural causes at her home in Troy. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 1, at the Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at the Troy Church of God, E212 Kalispell Avenue.

She was born on January 13, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa, to William and Gertrude McDonough. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles in 1958.

Barbara was a secretary at Capital Records in Los Angeles. She married Peter J. Cratty on April 3, 1960, in Los Angeles. They moved to Bonners Ferry, to Libby and then to Troy in 1968 while Pete worked on the Libby Dam Project.

Barbara loved family gatherings at the family home in Troy, dressing up for the holidays, riding her scooter, Happy Hour at the VFW, hummingbirds and wind chimes. She was an avid pool player and loved to play ping pong.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Cratty, and granddaughter Keara Lee Cratty.

Survivors include her sons, Mark Cratty and wife Carene and Michael Cratty, all of Troy, and Marvin and wife Denise Cratty, Santee, California, brothers William McDonough and John McDonough, sister Brenda McDonough, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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