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Tracy M. Marlin

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Tracy M. Marlin Obituary
Tracy Marie Marlin, 50, passed peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at home, surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born August 3, 1967, in Spangler, Pa., to the late James A. Morchesky and Shirley (Himmel) McClarran. She was a graduate of Greater Latrobe High School, class of 1985. Tracy attended The Eastern Westmoreland County Vocational School where she studied in the beautician program and worked at Gladys Beauty Salon for a few years. During this time, Tracy embarked on some of her greatest achievements, competing in rodeos and becoming a well-known barrel racer. She could always be found with her bull mastiff, Bully, by her side. Horses and rodeo were her world. She was a top barrel racer for many years and could train a barrel horse like no other. Her passion and determination for the world of rodeo led Tracy to move to Illinois to train barrel horses and run the rodeo circuit, all while she was working as a beautician in her sister's salon. She made a name for herself in the horse world as a talented trainer and fierce competitor. Unfortunately, God had other plans for Tracy, and at a young age, she was struck with multiple sclerosis. Her drive was stronger than the disease and, despite her body trying to slow her down, she never gave up. She was passing every obstacle in her way, continuing to rodeo, and training horses even after she was confined to a wheelchair. Tracy wasn't giving up. Her love for training animals transitioned into dog breeding. She created Rocking M French Bulldogs and fell in love with the bullys' little short-legged, big-attitude personalities. Her special Frenchie, One Ton, was with her night and day; they were the best of friends. She had a team of family and friends that would help her with her dog business; her sister Cindy, and friends Lynn, Shelly, Jill, Michelle and Paula. Tracy amazed all who knew her and was truly inspiring. She wouldn't have been able to do any of this without companion, partner, and friend, Les. Tracy and Les met in middle school and reconnected after she was diagnosed with MS. He was by her side and helped her through it all. Tracy has taught us all that no matter what life gives us, you must keep going on, and don't give up. Tracy is free now, riding her horses with One Ton and Bully at her side. You are going to be missed more than you ever thought, girl. Tracy is survived by her mother, Shirley McClarran, of Latrobe; siblings, Cindy Brookman (Mel), of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Todd Morchesky (Chrissy), of Ebensburg, Pa., Rodney Morchesky (Lisa), of Ebensburg, Pa., Jim McClarran, of Hunker, and Tom McClarran III, of Latrobe. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, James A. Morchesky, of Carrolltown Pa.; and her stepdad, Tom McClarran Jr., of Latrobe.
Per Tracy's request, there will be no service, but a memorial celebration to celebrate her full life. It will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday June 3, at 260 Twin Lakes Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only on May 20, 2018
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