Barbara Marx, 2001
Barbara A. Marx, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away in Colville on July 2 at the age of 94. She was born on Jan. 22, 1907 near Odessa, Russia, the oldest child of George and Ottilia Schweigert.
Her ancestors were among the German farmers who established villages on the Black Sea years earlier. When she was three years old, her parents immigrated to North Dakota and then to a homestead in Saskatchewan, Canada. Later, the family moved to Oregon.
Mrs. Marx married Joseph Marx on February 16, 1926, in Kelso. Their five children were born in Longview. In 1943, the family moved to a farm at Rice. The couple moved to Colville in 1972.
She was a member of the Quillisascut Grange for rover 50 years and attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colville.
Mr. and Mrs. Marx were married for 65 years. After Mr. Marx died in 1991, she continued to reside in Colville. She had lived at the Buena Vista Nursing Home since 1997.
Mrs. Marx touched many with her grace and warmth, and her strength of spirit served her in happy as well as difficult times. Her life was characterized by devotion to family, hard work, and faith in God. her selfless giving to family and friends, her personal integrity and honesty, and her emphasis on the simple pleasures of life all leave a lasting imprint on those who love her.
Her life was a commitment to her husband and children. Her deepest joy was their happiness and success. She will be missed , but she will always be in our hearts.
Mrs. Marx is survived by one daughter, Louise Swain and husband Richard, Santa Barbara, CA; four sons, Joe J. Marx, Spokane; Donald Marx and wife Betty, Eugene, OR; James Marx and wife Helen, Bonners Ferry, ID; John Marx and wife Lois, Colville; one brother, Peter Schweigert, Salem, OR; one sister, Anne Michael and her husband Frank, Salem; 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
A Rosary service was held July 6 at the Immaculate conception Catholic Church with Reverend Robert McNeese as celebrant. Graveside service was held at Calvary Cemetery in Colville. The Danekas Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.