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Marla DeBray
Marla DeBray


Marla DeBray

Feb 10, 1941 - Feb 20, 2014

Marla J. DeBray, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Great Falls, Montana from complications after heart surgery. 

Marla was born February 10, 1941 in Glasgow, Montana to Carl “Mel” and Beulah “Mae” (Dahl) Bollinger.  Marla graduated from Nashua High School in 1959.  Marla was a homemaker until 1972 when she went to work in the Valley County Treasurer Office.  In 1983 Marla won the election and became the Valley County Treasurer and served until 2001, when she retired after 29 years of public service.

On June 21, 1959 Marla married Jacob DeBray in Nashua, Montana.  They lived in Nashua, then Glasgow and finally in 2008 they moved to Fort Peck.  Marla was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. 

Marla enjoyed crocheting, stamping and making greeting cards for family and friends.  Marla also loved working in her yard and especially taking care of her flowers.

Marla is survived by her children Gary (Brenda) DeBray of Livingston, Sonya (Chuck) Pankratz of Great Falls, Shaun (Christy) DeBray of Elko, Nevada and Darren (Terri) DeBray of Port Angeles, Washington; her brother, Carl (Karla) Bollinger of Lander, Wyoming; her grandchildren, Blake, Jessica, Jake, Robyn, Luke, Matthew, Jamie, Rachel, Alisa, Jeffrey and Colline; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Aiden.

She was preceded in death by husband Jacob DeBray on January 29, 2014.

Marla and Jacob will be deeply missed.  A joint memorial will be held for our parents at a later date.

Public Guest Book

Feb 25th
Teresa Jones
Jake and Marla will be missed by many people. I worked with your Mom in Valley County Courthouse and she was always helpful and friendly. Your Dad always had a joke.
Feb 25th
Shaun DeBray
Mom i miss you very much. Dance again with Dad. Take care of each other. Love you always.
Feb 25th
Bill and Darlene Durell
I grew up with Marla and attended church with her family in Nashua. We also swapped a lot of garden info with Marla and Jake. We shared stories and jokes with both of them as well. What a loss for both the Nashua and Glasgow communities. Two beautiful people.
Feb 25th
My sincere condolences for the passing of your loved one Marla DeBray, and may God prove to be a refuge and strength for your family during this time of sadness and distress as spoken of at Psalm 46:1


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