Elizabeth (Libby) O’Driscoll passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, November 12th, after a hard-fought 13-month battle against cancer. She was surrounded in spirit and presence by her husband of 53 years, Robert (Bob), and her five daughters, Jane, Karen, Julie, Ann and Teresa.
Libby was an extremely strong and caring person. She placed great value on the happiness, comfort and well-being of others. Those who knew her well appreciated her feisty spirit and tremendous compassion. She was an extremely devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and could be relied upon for good judgment and sound advice. When she laughed, she meant it and her influence on others stretched beyond her family, and further than she ever knew. Libby was truly a rock for her family. Through her years of volunteering with 4-H and Extension Service, teaching, outfitting people’s kitchens while working at Baker Street, and her active membership in Holy Rosary, she touched many lives. Quilting, though, was her passion—something that regularly connected her to friends and left a trove of work that we’ll treasure forever. Libby loved sharing that work, donating her finished quilts to many organizations that supported people in need – homeless youth, veterans and those affected by cancer. We’ll fondly remember the warm and wonderful energy of her uniquely organized sewing room.
Libby will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, Bob O’Driscoll, her daughters Jane, Karen (John) Beals, Julie, Ann (Jeff) Spencer and Teresa (Aaron) Harting, as well as the true joys of her life, her grandchildren – Nicole and Sarah Beals and Aila and Emerson Harting. Libby is also survived by her brother, Tom (Kaye) Reecy, and her two sisters, Mary (Richard) Fitzgerald and Connie Cannon.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 6:00 PM at Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service Tribute Center. Please come and share your stories and memories of Libby. Funeral services will follow on Monday, November 19th at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a luncheon afterward. The family will have a private burial service following the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, we know Libby would be pleased with any donations to the Cancer Support Community of Bozeman made in her honor. Cancer Support Community, 102 S. 11th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715.