For the Record
December 2008 Obituaries
ARLEE — Dwayne Walter Marks, 43, of Arlee died December 10, 2008.
He was born to Donna and David Marks on February
7, 1965 in
Anchorage, Alaska. He grew up in the Mission and Jocko valleys. After
graduating from Arlee High School, he received a degree from Billings
College of Technology. For the last 10 years he worked for Johnson
Controls as a foreman service mechanic.
Dwayne enjoyed the outdoors. He loved his summers
at the lake,
fishing, boating and enjoying his family. He also enjoyed riding four
wheelers with his boys, bird hunting, and his deer and elk hunting
trips to Winnett with his buddies.
Dwayne married Rachel Martin on April 7, 1994.
They had three
sons: Darren, 11; Derek, 9; and Dalton, 8. Rachel died on August 2,
2006. Dwayne was a great father who would do anything for his boys and
Dwayne was preceded in death by his wife Rachel
and his grandparents Lawrence and Edith Decker and George and Irene
Dwayne was survived by his sons Darren, Derek and
parents David and Donna Marks; sister Debbie (John) O’Neill and her
children Kendall and Eli; sister Deanne (Casey) Smith and her children
Shelby and Bridger; sister-in-law Cindy Martin and her child Daylon;
brother-in-law Ron (Candi) Martin and his children Wayne, Sonia,
Nakita, Kirby and Natalliya all of Arlee; sister-in-law Adele Martin
and her children Zach, Alisha, Su-Sep (Tiara) and great-nephew
Sn-Paq-Sin of Post Creek; special niece/cousin Sarah McClure of St.
Ignatius; and numerous other children that he loved as well as his
four-legged son Dakota.
Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 in
Ignatius Catholic Church. Following the Mass he was laid to rest beside
his wife in St. Ignatius. A reception followed at the Community Center
Honorary Pallbearers were Luke O’Neill, Hans
Marks, Jeff Keller, Chuck Christensen, John Miller, Dean Duffy and Doug
His love of life and caring personality touched
many people. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial account has been set up for his boys at
Valley Bank of Arlee.