Marie was born September 25, 1942, in Bertha, to Raymond & Clara (Etzler) Koppes. On July 28, 1964, she married Paul Marte at Ft. Sill, OK. She worked for Wes & Gladys Edin’s Meat Market, Don & Dave’s Store, but was most proud of keeping St. Isidore’s Church clean for 16 years. After retiring, Marie & Paul spent many years traveling the states together, and visiting their children. Marie was an accomplished baker of bread and canned many jars of jelly. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, quilting, playing board games, and feeding the birds; but most of all she loved visiting with her many friends - there was always a fresh pot of coffee and a goodie for any visitor to enjoy. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and also the Association of the Miraculous Medal for over 60 years.
Marie is survived by her husband Paul; children: Deborah (Carlos) Garcia of Irondale, AL, Wade (Cheryl) Marte of Staples, Dawn (Raymer) Sale of Mims, FL; David Marte of Lincoln, NE, John (Sarah) Marte of Milaca; brother Richard (Jean) Koppes of Staples and nine grandchildren.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents; son Paul III, and brothers: Raymond, Lawrence, Harry and Jerry.