Marcia J. Counts
May 9, 1953 - October 21, 2022
Marcia was born on May 9, 1953, to Joe J. and Mary (Flora) Mathes in Big Timber, Montana, where she grew up as the youngest of four children on the family ranch just outside of town. She graduated in 1971 from Sweet Grass County High School.
She married Floyd Counts of Livingston, Montana on May 20, 1978, at St. Mary’s in Livingston. To the union were born two girls Hileri and Holly. In 1986, they moved to Hemingford, Nebraska and then in 2001, they moved to Crawford, Nebraska.
Marcia enjoyed raising her girls, raising exotic pet birds, gardening, baking, sewing quilts, embroidery work, volunteering, and watching her grandson Timothy grow.
Marcia died October, 21, 2022, at home after battling cancer.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Joe and Mary. She is survived by her husband Floyd of Crawford, daughters Hileri (Joe) Wilkinson of Chadron, NE and Holly Counts of Crawford, her grandson Timothy Wilkinson, her siblings Joe R. (Sandy) Mathes of St. Ignatius, MT, Tony Mathes of St. Ignatius, MT, Marilyn (Ken) Andrews of Hamilton, MT, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A private burial will be at the Crawford Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be Monday, November 14 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Crawford Community Building. Per Marcia’s wishes, attendee are requested to wear cheery clothing (pastels were her favorite!)