Lawrence Paul “Larry” Tong, 75, of Libby, passed away at his home on January 18, 2020. He was born February 27m 1944 in Stanley, North Dakota to Ernest and Doris Tong. He attended school in North Dakota and when he graduated he worked on a cattle ranch until 1965. Larry packed up his saddle and his cowboy ways and headed for Wyoming. He wanted to see the mountains so he made a detour to Montana and never left.
Larry worked in the sawmills doing various jobs until he retired. He enjoyed training horses, team roping, rodeos, country music, Dutch-oven cooking, loved to hunt, and spend time with family and friends. He liked people and was well-liked. He was a member of the Libby Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Tong; brother Darryl Tong, ND; son Shawn (Sarah) Tong, Kalispell; 3 step daughters Cheryl (Ellis) Stapley, Lewiston, ID; Cassie Johnson, Denver, CO; Robbee (Joe) Pennock, Troy, MT; 7 grandkids and 2 great grandkids.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Libby Christian Church. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.