Marie ‘Cookie’ Yanc

Marie “Cookie” Yanc passed away at home in Gardiner on Nov. 25, 2017 with family by her side.

Marie was born in Los Angeles on June 26, 1945, the daughter of Paul and Ellen LePage.

She attended grade school at St. Mary Ann, and high school at St. Paul where she was a champion swimmer and softball player.

After graduation she married Jonathan Marquez and had two boys, Jon and Tim Marquez.

Her parents retired and moved to Jardine where they built their home. After her husband’s death, Marie also moved to Montana, where in 1982 she met her now husband, Harvey Yanc and they were married until the present.

She worked cleaning homes and then worked 14 years in the Gardiner School cafeteria retiring in 2004, where she was befriended and loved by many children.

She was preceded in death by her folks Paul and Ellen LePage.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey Yanc; brother Paul Dennis LePage (Betty); sons Jon Marquez (Debbie), Tim Marquez, step-children Scott Yanc and Darcie Litwicki (Tom); grandchildren Hunter, Gabriella, Ava Marquez; step-grandchildren Megan and Shelby Litwicki as well as many cousins.

A memorial is planned for the coming summer.

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