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Louise E. Raper

November 22, 2021

Louise E. Raper, 79, Troy, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at her home of natural causes.

She was born on February 23, 1942, at Kerrville, Texas, to Bill and LaNell Orcutt. She attended high school at Central High in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned an Associate’s Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Drafting from Tulsa Tech.

Louise married L.B. "Buddy" Harp. She later married Gene L. Raper, the love of her life, on July 15, 1973, in Miami, Oklahoma. She worked for the U.S. government and designed switch boxes for the Alaska Pipeline and the electric systems for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and LaNell Orcutt and a daughter Bobbi Dougherty.

Survivors include her husband Gene Raper, Troy, sons Kevin Harp, Key West, Florida, and Dell Ford, Auburn, Georgia, grandchildren Jeremy Harp, Justin Hill, Kristen Hill, Laura Hill, Tina Fisher, Lacie Barrow, Tim Womack, Scott Womack, Samantha Dougherty and Kayland Dougherty and siblings William Orcutt and Kathleen Harper.

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

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