Amy Marlette

October 11, 1957July 27, 2013

Idaho Falls - Amy Marlette, 55, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, after a courageous six year battle with breast cancer.

Amy was born October 11, 1957, in Oakland, California, to Varro and Colette Clark. Two younger brothers and a sister completed the family. At age 13 Amy developed brittle Type I diabetes. Most of Amy's high school years were spent in Kentucky, where she acquired all the grace and charm of a southern belle, but her Senior year and graduation were in Pennsylvania. The family moved to Idaho where Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Idaho State University (ISU) in Speech/Language Pathology.

Amy met Guy Marlette, her husband of 30 years, at ISU. They were married on June 18, 1983. After graduation, Amy worked as a Speech Therapist in Idaho Falls and started her private practice. For over 20 years Amy worked on various contracts, ending with the Blackfoot School District and the Southeastern Idaho Development Center in Blackfoot.

Amy's greatest desire was to be a mother, but she resigned herself to not having children because of her diabetes. Her doctors encouraged her to reconsider since her blood sugar was under tight control, which significantly lowered the risks. After two very intense pregnancies Amy became the mother of two wonderful, beautiful, miracle children: Marcus in 1997 and Alexis in 2000. Amy loved being a mother and dreamed of seeing her children grow up... graduations, college, weddings, and grandchildren. Amy lived for her children and will be always with them.

Amy loved art, traveling, decorations, design, and the natural beauty of the world around her. Like an artist's brush she touched the lives of many people who loved her, and we in turn were touched by a very special creation. Amy was a member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church and also attended Christ Community Church. In conjunction with Saint Paul's, Amy started an Easter Basket project with local prisons. The project helps inmates create Easter Baskets for their children and provides baskets for the children visiting inmates. Over 100 Easter Baskets are prepared and distributed each year. The project was very close to Amy's heart.

Amy is survived by her husband, Guy Marlette, of Idaho Falls; son Marcus Marlette and daughter Alexis Marlette of Idaho Falls; brothers Stewart Clark of Rifle, Colorado, and Sam Clark of Draper, Utah; sister Carrie (Clark) Borges of Weatherford, Texas; and parents Varro and Colette (Hathaway) Clark of Gilbert, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Christ Community Church, 5742 South 5th West in Idaho Falls. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls and again Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls. A lunch for friends and family will follow at the church.


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Heidi Marlette Johnston

July 24, 2013

My fondest memory of my Aunt Amy was visiting Idaho as a young child in the winter. Of course, being 1 of 6 kids, we were stir crazy and wanting to do something even though it was cold and wet outside. Amy took us outside and made a caterpillar in the snow using food coloring to make the different portions of the body. When we got to the head, somehow all of the colors got mixed together and made a horrible, ugly color. Rather than make a big deal out of it, she said "Oh, I guess that caterpillar got sick!" We laughed and laughed. It was obvious back then she had a way with children and had a very kind heart. She will continue to live on in my mind and in my heart.

July 15, 2013

A bright has left this family and the world. She is forever in our hearts. I wanted the poem Stop All The Clocks toring throughout the world. She is waiting for us on the other side. I am sure she is organizing something. Dad and Mom Clark

Nathan Cook

July 15, 2013

Sending my condolences to the Marlette family. I have been friends with Marcus for a while and I am sorry to hear of his mother's passing. I did not know her but I have heard that she was a good person. I understand how he is feeling since I have been through the grieving process as well. Things will get better in time and no matter what happens, she will always live on in your hearts and memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Dahlgran

July 10, 2013

Guy and family; Returning from vacation, I am truly saddened to hear that Amy's fight had ended. My deepest condolences and most profound prayers are with you all. Amy was very special and a wonderful person. Her light will be missed.

July 7, 2013

I was sorry to hear of Amy's death. I enjoyed having her as a neighbor and especially the walks we took.

Cheryl Siedelmann

Jerome & Vickie Carper

July 6, 2013

So saddened to hear of the lost of this special person. Loved to hear Amy's laughter! She was just a bright star that has gone dark all too soon. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we've shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. Our condolences.

Don & Norma Martin

July 6, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss! Though we didn't know Amy well, she was certainly a wonderful person.

The Pauley Family (Rich, Rita, Brian and Brittney)

July 6, 2013

Sending our deepest sympathy to Guy, Marcus and Alexis. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

William Marlette

July 5, 2013

To Guy, Marcus and Alexis - In Honor of Amy Marlette
in Memory Of Amy Marlette
11 OCTOBER1957 – 27 JUNE 2013

A precious ember glows within a mother's womb at birth, as the world is graced with Amy.
With a parents love and care she grew in time,
the sparkle in her eyes shining love to all.
Blessed with strife and affliction,
she flourished enraptured in loveliness and charm.
Blessed by time and Patience,
her prince was revealed and a ring was place upon her finger.
The Lord Blesses this infinite bond of two in love for thirty years.
The marriage is graced by Christ with two miracles of life, Marcus and Alexis.
Fleeting years with families love,
Christ calls for a mother and she faithfully abides.
Although the embers glow has turned to ashes,
that sparkle of light shines through time and the universe…
as she takes her place watching over us in God's Glorious Heavens.
William F. Marlette

Glade & Audra Mason

July 4, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, daughter and sister. May you all feel peace and comfort at this difficult time.