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Marcia Mae (Young) Sayles

Born: Thu., Jun. 11, 1931
Died: Mon., Jul. 8, 2019


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Mon., Jul. 22, 2019
Location: Florence-Carlton Community Church


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Florence - Marcia Mae Sayles was born June 11, 1931 and passed away peacefully with her husband, Creighton by her side on July 8, 2019. Mom’s life was focused around family and faith. She was born in Mandan, North Dakota to Roy and Etola Young and sister, Lenore. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class. While at Macalaster College, she met the love of her life, Creighton Sayles. She mastered in Spanish and Business and minored in International Relations. She played in the bagpipe band. Upon graduation Mom and Dad eloped June 1, 1952. They started their family with the birth of Timothy Michael. In Mandan, they ran Young’s Print Shop. Creighton was also a volunteer firefighter. While in Mandan, daughters, Tara Lee and Twyla Ruth were born. The family moved to Missoula in 1969, where Creighton joined the Missoula Rural Fire District. Marcia was an exquisite homemaker who sewed, gardened, knitted and cooked. She could fix, build, paint or restore anything. Together they built their dream home, a beautiful log cabin in the mountains of Miller Creek. In the later years, they settled in Florence. Marcia enjoyed Bible Study, Sweet Adelines, serving on election boards, many church activities and had deep devotion to her family and friends. Throughout life, Mom had a sharp mind, never forgot a detail, cared selflessly for others and always chose joy. She is survived by her husband Creighton; son, Tim (Sherry) and granddaughter, Erin; daughters, Tara Lee (Tom) and granddaughters, Holly and Maureen (Ryan) and great-granddaughter, Ruby and Twyla (Scott), and grandson Jake and his finance, Charli Jean; also included are other relatives and adopted family. In Heaven, she will be joining her beloved grandson, Todd. Marcia was the master of the family. A service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Florence-Carlton Community Church.

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Mary Dykshoorn/Renner
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Creighton, Tim, Tara and Twyla,

Extending my deepest sympathy to you with the loss of Marcia. I have many fond memories growing up with the "Sayles family". May the thoughts and prayers of friends and family comfort you.

Love to all,
Mary Dykshoorn/Renner

Deb & Jack May
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Creighton and family,
Our love and prayers are with your family as you hold memories of Marcia in your hearts. She was a kind and loving friend whom we will all miss.

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