Roy David Marke, Sr.
November 7, 1921
February 26, 2013
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Roy D. Marke., Sr. into God's loving arms. Roy was the youngest of six children born to WT and Cora Marke in Fallon, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. As a teenager, the family moved to Virginia City where he graduated from high school. He later attended Heald Business College in Sacramento. He married his high school sweetheart, Margie Robsen, who preceded him in death following 68 years of marriage. Roy is also preceded in death by their son, Roy DAVID, Jr. Roy served in the US Army during WWII
and later worked for over 30 years for the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Roy is survived by his daughters, Joanie (Bart) Jacka and Debra (Jim) Christensen, as well as eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Roy was a great story teller, an avid gardner, a hunter and fisherman, and a wonderful craftsman. Roy was a 56 year member of Carson Lodge #1, F&AM, and a 54 year member of Argenta Chapter #7, OES.
Our family would like to thank the loving staff at Manor Care and Vista Care Hospice for their exceptional care and loving attention given to both our parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Final Wishes Funeral Home, 437 Stoker Avenue, Reno at 3 pm on Saturday, March 2.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
of Northern Nevada, 1301 Cordone Avenue #180, Reno, 89502; or to Argenta Chapter #7, OES, 8660 Dixon Lane, Reno 89511.