Richard Marks (1932 - 2017)

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Richard Franklin Marks
October 4, 1932 - November 8, 2016
Richard Franklin Marks was born October 4, 1932, in Nampa, Idaho. He was the youngest of four children of Raymond and Julia Marks. He passed away November 8, 2016, in Eagle, Idaho, at the age of 84.
Dick, as he was known to friends and family, spent his early years living on a farm with his parents, his brothers: Albert and Earl, and his sister, Louise. He attended rural schools and skipped fifth grade, graduating from high school at the age of 16. Following the death of his father when Dick was 11, the family moved with their mother to the city, where the boys helped their mother working at a dairy. He enjoyed the outdoors and playing basketball and other sports.
He joined the service for a time and was stationed in Iceland, where he was fond of saying "no Communist ever dared to go", presumably due to the protection of Dick and his fellow soldiers.
Once he left the service, he met and married Rachel Vance. They were married for 24 years until she died of cancer. Following her death, his sister-in-law, Marilyn Marks, introduced him to Marian Johnson. Dick and Marian were married on May 16, 1981. They shared a life of love and joy for the next 35 years until his death. They enjoyed square dancing, traveling together and time at their cabin near Clear Creek gathering wood for the winter and snowmobiling. They also played an active role as caretakers for their grandchildren. Throughout his life, Richard owned a printing business in Meridian and played an active role in the community. He was a long time member of the Meridian Kiwanis Club.
Dick is remembered by his family and friends as a wonderful man who formed lifelong friendships. He was patient, loving, kind, and forever faithful. His sense of humor will be missed.
The life of Richard and his brother, Earl, will be celebrated in a joint service at 10:00 AM at the Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho St. on Saturday, January 7th. Remembrances may be left for the family on his webpage at www.AccentFuneral.com Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 5, 2017