Thomas Floyd Marx was born in Bozeman on Aug. 9, 1937, to Floyd and Ruth Marx and passed after losing his battle with cancer on Sept. 30, 2011, at the age of 74.
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Tom attended grade school in McAllister. He then attended Ennis High School and graduated from there in 1955. After graduating high school, Tom worked on the family ranch in McAllister and did other odd jobs until joining the Army in 1958. He received an honorable discharge in 1964.
Tom then made a career of core drilling with Boyles Brothers out of Salt Lake City. While with the Boyles Brothers, he traveled all over the Northwestern United States drilling. He was a pioneer with the helicopter exploration that took drilling to a whole other level.
In 1971 he married the love of his life, Lois Hibnes Martin in Red Lodge.
Around 1990, Tom retired from core drilling and moved back to McAllister on the family ranch.
Tom had many loves and enjoyments in his life, which included and was not limited to hunting, snowmobiling, football, track and field, McAllister 4-H Club, veterans and animals, especially his dog Buddy, who never left his side.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Marx, and his sister, Merlynn Marx.
Tom is survived by his brother Pete (Ethel) Marx of Chester, Idaho; his two sons Dan "Boone" (Marlene "Dutch") Martin of McAllister, and Ted (Debbie) Martin of Bellingham, Wash.; his grandchildren Jenny and Jacob Martin of Bellingham, Wash., Christie (Beau) Paulsen of Havre, Guy Flynn of Ennis, Victoria Martin of Butte, and Danyel Martin of McAllister; his great grandchildren Clintin Buyan of Havre and Jason Paulsen of Havre and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials are preferred to your local 4-H Club or your local VFW Post.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the K&L Mortuary Chapel in Ennis with Duane Leach officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Twin Bridges Cemetery in Twin Bridges.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 3, 2011