Written by The Herald-News
Barbara Arlean Henrichsen, 73, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Libby Care Center.
She was born to William and Irene Remley Dec. 6, 1939, in McCone County. She moved to Wolf Point at a very young age. She attended schools there, graduating from Wolf Point High School in 1957. She moved to Libby to visit family in 1964 and loved the mountains and trees so much she decided to make Libby her permanent home.
She married David Henrichsen in 1970. They had two children, Michael and Melissa.
She was employed for many years as a Tupperware sales manager. She enjoyed having Tupperware parties with her numerous friends and was known to many as the “Tupperware Lady.”
David and Barbara relocated to Elko, Nev., in 1991 due to the closing of the WR Grace mine, her husband’s employer for over 24 years. After his sudden death Sept. 4, 1992, she returned to live in Libby once again.
A devoted wife and mother, she always put her family first. She was a generous, kind-hearted woman who would frequently stop to help a stranger. She was happiest when spending time with her family and friends.
She will be remembered for her uplifting spirit and her sense of humor. She enjoyed camping, dancing, painting ceramics and playing cards.
In addition to her husband, David Henrichsen, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Remley.
She is survived by her two children, Michael Henrichsen and Melissa Beck, both of Libby; a sister, Betty Kluth of Vida; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service celebrating her life was held Thursday, July 18, at Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home. Burial was at the City of Libby Cemetery.