Marjorie Jean Allard Marr

December 2, 1946

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November 23, 2020

Marjorie Jean Allard Marr

December 2, 1946

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November 23, 2020

On Nov. 23, 2020, Marjorie Allard Marr peacefully passed away at the age of 73. On Dec. 2, 1946, Margie was born to her loving parents Sally and Louis Clayton Allard in Billings. She went on to graduate from Billings Central High School in 1965. Along with her four siblings, she grew up in a legacy of medical providers and spent time working in her father’s orthopedic office. While raising two girls, she went on to work in various roles in customer service until retirement.

Margie lived a life of generosity and positivity. She was a devoted mother and grandmother whose passions revolved around family and friends. She was also a devout Catholic and sustained a life of faith. Through the trials and tribulations of life, she emulated not focusing on what is not in our control, but accepting what we cannot change. She always chose to be optimistic over worry. Margie’s stories and adventures were the source of joy and laughter around the table at large family gatherings and will continue to be told.

Her legacy of being a strong, independent woman carries on in her daughters and granddaughters. Although strong, there was never a source of more affection and love. Many have been on the receiving end of a treat, kind word, laugh or hug given by Margie just at the time it was needed. Although her love was shared with many, her granddaughters were her greatest source of pride. Grandma Margie was their biggest fan and every concert, sporting event or performance was never missed. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for the people she loved. Even outside of family, she was often recognized by her smile and no one was a stranger in her eyes. Please continue to keep her memory alive through each act of kindness, smile or story shared with those you love.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Selma (Sally) Otoski Allard; father, Louis Clayton Allard; sisters, Connie Minard and Jacque Allard; as well as beloved uncles, aunts and grandparents.

She is survived by her sister, Barbara Olson (Ted); brother, Louie Allard (Elaine); and brother-in-law, Pat Minard (Mary); her daughters, Heather Schwab (Brent), granddaughters Madi and Sophie Schwab, daughter Tiffany Hengel (Matt), granddaughters Makenna and Hadley Hengel; and many adoring nieces, nephews, and their children.

She has been cremated and memorial services will be held when circumstances will safely allow. In the spirit of Margie’s generosity and giving please make any donations to an organization close to your heart.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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39 thoughts on “Marjorie Jean Allard Marr”

  1. Margie was the best!! She had so much love about her!! I am so happy she was in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with her family that they are surrounded by loving memories and fun stories!! Heaven gained a wonderful angel!!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. I went to high school with her and I’ve got such fond memories of “little Margie “. I love her and will always keep her close to my heart ❤️.

      1. Margie was a dear friend. We knew her for many years! She always had a smile on her face and love to share from her heart! She was a very positive person. Praying for peace and comfort for her daughters and families. God bless you all! Love & hugs!
        Maggie (Wade) & Paul Roberts
        Del Wade Family

  3. Margie was one of the sweetest kids I was fortunate to grow up with. She always had a smile on her face. She had a great family, great Mother & Father too. Blessed to have known her, Mary Kay (Knutson) Dissel

  4. Worked with Margie at the Billings Petroleum Club in 1974 when it was at Northern Hotel. She always had a gigantic smile and even 30 some years later I would see her and she still always had that smile. Sorry to all of her family for your loss.

  5. As an always positive person, whose influence of kindness and generosity, will leave a legacy not to be forgotten. Terry McArthur

  6. Paul/Patty Rausch

    We are so sorry for your loss of Margie!!! Patty and I would see her at various times since High School at Billings Central and she always had kind words for us with a big smile to go along, Patty and I will say a few prayers on her behave and for all of her family and children. God Bless All of You as she rest in Gods’ house now, Peace be to all.
    Patty and Paul T Rausch class of 1965
    P

  7. Judy Roller Linderman

    I am so sorry to hear this. I first got to know Margie when she was a senior at Central and I was a freshman and we sat at the same table for study hall in the library. We got to know each other and our friendship formed there. Then my daughter and Heather became good friends and again I saw more of her. And I kept running into her over the years and she always had the best hugs for me. She will be missed but never forgotten. She was such a good loving friend.

  8. I am so sad to hear about the passing of Margie. She was a gem of a human being, always smiling, happy, upbeat and positive. I spent many hours with her and Mike in the late 70s and early 80s. She was a very proud mom to her beautiful daughters. What a blessing to know her. She will be missed by so many.

  9. Marilyn R Campbell.

    God bless you, Elaine and Louie on the loss of your sister and sister in law. My deepest sympathy goes to you. MArilyn Richardson (Campbell)—Ruby’s S. Friend…

    1. Margie was my dining room hostess at the Wendy’s on Grand, many years ago. She was one of the best customer service people that I ever knew. Her genuine smile and caring attitude lit up the whole room! All our crew and customers loved her.
      Above all, she was a sweet and lovely person. My condolences on your loss- the world has lost a powerful force for kindness and love.

      1. Thank you for reaching out. Yes, that was her first job after leaving her stay at home mom position and she sure enjoyed everyone including the lunches with all the kids. We miss her deeply!

  10. Grandma Margie was truly a ray of sunshine, and I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother.

  11. Michelle R Whitmarsh

    Marjorie was an amazing woman with a huge heart! Margie always had a hug, smile and kind word. Prayers for each of you.

  12. Margie worked for me at “Wendys” and she was a little spit fire kept those High schoolers in line during lunch and everyone loved her. Will surly be missed by all that new her!

    1. Thanks Gina! Sure appreciate your story! She sure loved all those high school kids and was a perfect person for that job. My sister and I would walk over during lunch and see her too on occasion.

  13. Margie……..There’s only ONE Margie!!! I know I am a better person for having had the privilege of Margie in my life! She will always be in my heart!! Blessings of Peace to all of Margie’s family!

  14. I had the pleasure of working with Marge at Olive Garden several years ago. She took me under her wing after I started and I loved her for it. My condolences to her family. She was a very special lady

    1. Thank you for your story Erica! She had a lot of friends, memories from the OG that we hope we get to hear next summer when we get to celebrate her life properly.

  15. I worked with Margie at the Olive Garden after I graduated high school. She was always so kind and so sweet! I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face! My heart goes out to her loved ones!

    1. Thank you for sharing Heather! She definitely lived to smile and have a good laugh. She had so many stories from the OG!

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