|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1939|
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 2010|
PLAINS - We lost our very dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend at the age of 71, on Oct. 18, 2010, after a four-year battle with cancer. Through it all, she remained the same kind, loving, supportive and beautiful woman we have always known.
Patsy was born on Feb. 7, 1939, in Paradise, to Ruby and Charles Porter. She was the third of six siblings.
She met the love of her life, William Marsh, when she was 17 and soon married him in December 1956. They made their home in Paradise, where they first raised their six children.
On July 31, 1971, after studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses, Patsy dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized. She spent the rest of her life serving her God. One of her greatest joys was sharing the hope she'd found with others. She believed with all her heart in the resurrection described in John 5:28,29 where it says: "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." This hope along with the assurance of living forever on a paradise earth with her family and friends brought her great comfort. (Ps. 37:29)
Some memorable things about Patsy include her kindness to family, friends and strangers alike. She always believed the best in all of us and helped us to believe in it, too. She was always there to celebrate with us during good times, and hold our hand through hard times. We will miss her spiritedness and playfulness. No one loved to play cards (and win!) as much as Patsy. She was passionate about shoes and had many of them. No one had a better sense of humor - she loved to laugh. We never had any doubt about how much she loved us - she told us every chance she could.
Patsy is survived by her loving husband of nearly 54 years, Bill; their five children Lonnie Marsh (Cindy) of Missoula, Danny Marsh (Nancy) of Missoula, Renae Duffield (Doug) of Thompson Falls, Rachel Holland (Derrick) of Missoula, and Shaun Marsh of Portland, Ore.; also eight grandchildren, Ryan Marsh, Shannon Main (Phil), Stephanie Duffy (Casey), Brandon Duffield (Lyndsay), Derrin Holland, Kloe Holland, Kobe Marsh, and McKenzie Marsh; also two great-grandchildren, Harpyr Sayler and Aiyana Duffy. She is also survived by her siblings Bob Porter (Rose), Sandra Palaniuk (Ben), Cookie Riech (Kenny) and Kerry Porter (Sharon).
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby Porter; a brother, Eddy Porter; and a cherished son, Daryn.
Created by: J Gingery
Record added: Jan 31, 2012
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