Elizabeth 'Libby' Prest

Prest, Elizabeth "Libby" A beloved Wife, Mother, and Friend Libby Prest, a cherished mother, grandmother, doubles partner and dear friend to many, peacefully passed away on June 4, 2023, at the age of 85. Born in November 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Libby later settled in Minneapolis at the age of eight. Libby's educational pursuits were driven by her unwavering passion for art and history. She graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary's Hall in 1954, cultivating a deep appreciation for culture and knowledge. Continuing her studies, she earned a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Minnesota in 1959. During her time at the university, Libby's creative spirit and dedication led her to become the first librarian at The Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, leaving an indelible mark on the institution. While her achievements in the design world and her love for and commitment to the Duluth community were noteworthy, Libby's dedication to her family was her true strength. She provided unwavering support to her children, helping them navigate challenges and pursue their passions. Following the passing of her beloved husband, Jim, in January 2023, Libby leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience. She is survived by her son, Will and his wife Karen along with their children Charlie and Mason, and her daughter, Lisbee and her husband Greg along with their daughters Caroline and Stephanie. As we bid farewell to Libby Prest, we honor her as a devoted wife, mother, friend, and respected member of the community. Her vibrant spirit, faith, unwavering drive, and ability to touch the lives of those around her will be deeply missed. A funeral service will be held at Lakeview Covenant Church in Duluth on June 24, 2023. Visitation will commence at 1:00 pm, followed by a celebration of life and a reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to InnerCityTennis (innercityTennis.org/donate/) whose programming supports thousands of underserved kids and families annually through tennis or The Union Gospel Mission of Duluth (duluth-ugm.org/…)in Libby's honor, reflecting her passion for supporting meaningful causes. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55805, 218-727-3555. Guestbook: dfhduluth.com