Theodore "Ted" Marion
1942 - 2021
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Theodore "Ted" Marion

Fort Collins - Theodore "Ted" Ray Marion, loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, passed away unexpectedly from a stroke. He passed peacefully with his beloved wife and children by his side on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at the age of 78. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Dixie Marion, daughter Tina Crewdson (Rick), son Tim Marion (Tammy); 5 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren. Ted is also survived by brother Vern Marion and sisters Marge and Dee. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Grace Marion, brother Skeet Marion, and sister Judy. Ted was born September 7, 1942 to Ivan and Grace Marion in Fort Collins, Colorado. He met the love of his life in 2nd grade. They grew up together and eventually the lovebirds got married on June 25th, 1964. They began their family a year later when their daughter, Tina, was born. Three years later they welcomed their son, Tim. Ted and Dixie worked side by side in their road maintenance and dirt hauling business most of their lives. In recent years they became snowbirds and would spend winters in Arizona as well as enjoying many road trips across the country in their motorhome. Ted was passionate about life and family. He was always busy from sun-up to sun down and if he started a conversation with you…you'd be sure to have a better day! He enjoyed spending time with family. His kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were a joy and a blessing to him. Ted's grandkids all knew grandpa always kept candy in a kitchen drawer and have lots of fun memories of camping trips in a repurposed school bus! Ted was the kindest, most humble, hardworking, and sweetest man. He left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be greatly missed. No service is planned but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. To send the family online condolences visit

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Published in Coloradoan from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
I knew Mr Marion while working as a seasonal employee with the US Forest Service. He was the kindest, happiest person. He never failed to give feeley of his time and knowledge, reorienting me on the many trails that pass for roads in the Redfeather District. We shared lunches and stories of my time working in the woods near Yellowstone as a LP employee and daughter of a logger. He found my current state of affairs to be more than a bit funny.
What a truly joyful spirit the "smiling logger" was.
I wish your family peace.

Michele Hays Johnson
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