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Marcelle Jere 'Marci' Marsh

March 15, 1961 December 29, 2020
Marcelle Jere 'Marci' Marsh
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Obituary for Marcelle Jere 'Marci' Marsh

Marcelle Jere ‘Marci’ Marsh, 59, of Big Timber passed away Tuesday December 29, 2020 of respiratory failure at Saint Vincent HealthCare in Billings with her husband and son at her side.

Marci was born March 15, 1961 to Lyle and Deanna King in Billings, MT.

Marci was the big sister everyone should have growing up, she always kept an eye out for her little brother. No matter the situation they had each other’s back. They shared a lot of time together with family camping and fishing trips.

In 1977 at sixteen Marci was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She spent a large portion of a year fighting for her life at the children's hospital in Denver, a fight that would later cause numerous health problems.

By 1979 after recovering and graduating from Billings senior high she enjoyed an awesome year, attending Eastern Montana College, cruising in her "69" Chevelle and attending rock concerts, Van Halen especially.

Marci spent most of her time pursuing art of some kind. Drawing, painting, and creating came naturally and remained a passion throughout her life. She was particularly passionate about stained glass and made many beautiful pieces throughout the years, though one thing she wasn't fond of was foiling the glass.

She spent several years working with her mother at the Billings Library and in 1990 she married Shannon Marsh, into this union Shannon brought a daughter, Karri. In 1991 they moved to Big Timber where Marci and a friend had a gift shop where she sold many of the art pieces she made.

On July 19, 1992 Marci gave birth to a stillborn baby boy, Keagan. About one year later she gave birth to a baby boy, Morgan, the highlight of her life.

In 2010 Marci was diagnosed with stage three rectal cancer, after nearly two years of fighting she was cancer free.

After her second bout with cancer she began devoting much of her time as a cancer advocate, traveling around the United States to different cancer awareness events, talking and helping others. She was highly involved in the Sweet Grass Cancer Alliance. She even colored her hair blue for colorectal cancer.

The effects of being treated for cancer twice slowly started to catch up to her, in 2015 she broke her hip and a month later had to have a new heart valve put in, among many other problems.

Marci was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Deanna, and her son Keegan. She is survived by her husband Shannon, son Morgan of Big Timber, daughter Karri, four grandchildren; Kira, Kadi, Harley and Carder of Kansas. Her brother Jay and wife Cindy, nieces Alyssa and Dani and nephew Zach of Oregon.

Cremation has taken place and due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, no services are planned at this time.

Memorials in Marci’s name may be made to the Sweet Grass Cancer Alliance, PO Box 517, Big Timber, MT 59011.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.stenbergfuneralhome.com

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Sweet Grass Cancer Alliance

PO Box 517
Big Timber, MT 59011
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