Marie Barbara (Perkins) Corbitt

Marie Barbara (Perkins) Corbitt, 81, of Great Falls, a retired cashier, died of natural causes Wednesday, Dec. 26, at her home.

No services are planned. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schnider Funeral Home.

Marie was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Frederick and Elizabeth Perkins on April 25, 1931. She was the oldest of six siblings and was a proud Canadian.

Our mother was the most amazing woman. She was funny, stubborn, independent and an all around good person.

On June 20, 1953, she married her husband, Dennis Corbitt and went on to have six children, one of whom had passed at childbirth, her name was Anita. Her remaining children are Dennis, David, Johnny, Debbie and Jimmy.

Marie worked at Wards for 26 years and was the head cashier. She loved her job. After her retirement, she got into crafts and loved taking care of her family. A few years after her retirement, she suffered from colon and breast cancer, and then a stroke. But through all that, she stayed upbeat and very independent.

Our mother and Dad's wife will be greatly missed. We will never forget you and will celebrate your life everyday.

Marie is survived by her husband, Dennis; sons, David Corbitt of Great Falls, John Corbitt of Great Falls, Dennis (Betsey) Corbitt of St. Ignatious and Jimmy (Sheila) Corbitt of St. Ignatious; daughter, Debbie Corbitt of Great Falls; sisters, Carol, Doreen, and Audrey; grandchildren Jeremy, Amy, Jason, Ryan, Trish, Matthew, Sean, Joey, Timmy and Katie, with a baby girl on the way; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Elizabeth Perkins; siblings, Grace and Fred; daughter-in-law, Linda Corbitt; and daughter, Anita.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Dec. 29, 2012