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Vida "Lea" Marquart


Vida "Lea" Marquart

Nov 21, 1928 - Feb 11, 2017

Vida Leona “Lea” (Edwards) Marquart, 88, of Great Falls passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. both at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Vida “Lea” was born November 21, 1928 in Hammon, OK to Arthur Brenton and Elva Florence “Kelly” Edwards. She married the love of her life, Valentine “Val” Marquart on June 5, 1953 in Great Falls. She spent her life loving and caring for her husband and their five children. She worked in various fields of the service industry from waitressing, volunteering and care giving.

She attended Sunnyside Church of God filling several positions until her illness prevented her from attending. Her family was her life and her interests mostly revolved around them. She loved camping, gardening, crafting and cooking. Everything she did was done with passion. With camping, she always made it feel like home away from home. Her vegetable, flower and rock gardens were traffic stopping with the beauty that was projected from her creations. She was an amazing cook and found such pleasure in hosting events and family affairs. She was the spiritual foundation that supported the entire family.

Vida is survived by her children, Leon Featherstone of Placerville, CA, David Marquart of Great Falls, Donald (Suzanne) Marquart of Great Falls, Carol Marquart Justice of Bozeman, Robert Marquart of Belgrade, and Michael (Tonya) Marquart of Great Falls; grandchildren Kari Benton, Brion Hand, Paris Featherstone, Britani Featherstone, Terry Marquart, Stephanie Marquart, Bobbie (Marquart) Swingley, Bryan Marquart, Jason Justice, JoVonne Justice, JoLea (Justice) Snajdr, Crystal Cunniff, Kody Marquart, Kelsey Marquart, Kooper Marquart, Keefer Marquart; 21 great-grandchildren; and sister Lillie Simpson of Afton, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Val Marquart; parents; brothers Clifford, Arvil, Herman, Lonnie, Benjamin and Leo Edwards; and sisters Zelma Dewey and Edna Copeland.

Heaven gained an amazing beautiful angel when she left her frail earthly body and she will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made to Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St S, Great Falls, MT  59405.

Public Guest Book

Feb 14th
Patti Carlson
Carol family - so sorry for your families loss. May you find peace in knowing she's with your dad, and in a better place.
God Bless.
Feb 14th
R & B Barwick
We are so sorry to hear that your mom has passed on. I remember sitting in her kitchen (in the big white house), waiting for the guys to get the dishes done so we could go tear up the streets of Great Falls! She was always so nice! We will miss her.
Feb 14th
Joe Marquart
I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers upon Aunt Lea's passing. This is a difficult time but remember that she lives within each of you through her unwavering love and the wonderful memories you will always hold in your hearts. Cousin Joe Marquart


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