Garry Owen Downey

It is with great sadness that the family of Garry Owen Downey, 68, shares the news of his passing on January 1, 2021, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby. Garry requested private graveside services for close family and friends to be held at a later date.

Garry was born in Libby April 29, 1952. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in 2017.

Every chance he had, Garry shared his love of hunting, fishing, camping, huckleberry and mushroom picking with his family. He enjoyed leather work and a rousing game of cribbage as well! Garry was a strong, patient and gentle man with a light heart and wonderful sense of humor.

He shared stories of old times and passed on generations of knowledge to any who had the time to listen. Garry was an amazing father who always looked forward to spending time with his family, and the feeling was more than mutual. He will be greatly, greatly missed.

Garry was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pearl Downey, his brother Ronny Downey and his wife Sandy Downey.

Survivors include his son John Patrick (Amelia) Downey and their children Kaitlyn, Ethan and Emerson, daughter Toya Laveway and her three daughters Trinity, Hailey and Karma, stepdaughters Julie Adair and her children Chanc and Kallie, Michelle (Ken) Alldredge, Tracy Adair and her children Sherick, Joseph, Kylie and Marshall, great-grandchildren Everly and Aiden and siblings Cathy Bryant, Becky (Ken) Leighton, and Jodie (Darin) Litterell.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at