- 93 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 4, 1921
- Place of birth:
Hobson, Montana, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 20, 2014
- Place of passing:
Yakima, Washington, United States
|In memory of my amazing Aunt Marie who was admired for her tenacious spirit. She embraced life and lived every minute.|
"Think of you everyday.......celebrated your birthday on a trail ride around Folsom Lake; came home and gave my horse and your doggie Lisa big hugs. Much love, I was blessed to have you as my aunt and
Memories of our time together......."
"Still miss you. Think of you often.
In your honor we named our new filly, born in April 2016, O' Hi Marie.
I always smiled when we first connected, you always said " O Hi " like you were surprised and happy to hear from me!
Love you. Dianne"
"It's hard to realize you're really gone, Marie. We always wrote at Christmas time and caught each other up on the years' happenings and who's horse did well (or shoulda!) and what my kids were up to. At some point the last few years you were with us here on earth, it became easier to call, so we did that. I loved the letters and continued with them for awhile. Now, as I'm older, it seems such a chore when it never did before, and like you, I may just call. It's nice to have our memories, like our huge strawberry margaritas at some spot in Helena...can't remember the name of it! My! Those were to die for! as I'd never tasted them before. I don't have a lot to say, my dear friend. I'm just thinking of you, and old Top Cause, and all the days of our younger lives...I'm glad we had them and I cherish your friendship. Love, Peggy"
"Marie, You wander through my thoughts every day and I find great peace and comfort knowing you are close in spirit. You will always be in my heart. Miss you so much."
We laid you to rest on a beautiful day under the Big Sky of your birth. July 26, 2015.
We carried out your wishes to be with Floyd and Dinah' ashes are with you. Gail designed a beautiful Headstone with your brands and race horses on it.
You had loving friends and family gathered round and we all shared a story and our love for you.
We hit the Big Sky Cafe for Hamburgers and Fries afterwards and had more great conversation.
Strangers departed friends, I got to know your family and hear great stories about you.
Thank you for the gifts you have shared with me through the years, not only physical but the lessons and friendship. You are one in a lifetime.
I love you and miss you. Dianne"
"Oh where does one begin to pay a tribute to such a great lady as Marie?? Our long friendship began back in 1974 when Greg and I had a Printers Devil mare that we wanted to run. Obviously we sought out the best resource we knew....Marie Monroe. We spent such quality time with Marie and she so willingly shared her knowledge about the racing world. We followed the racing circuit in Montana and even into Idaho. So many memories we shared and laughable moments like the time her purse rode on the hitch of her truck from the trailer park to the racetrack. She loved her four-legged animals be it horses, dogs, cats, or even llamas. One dog in particular we remember was Mandy. She very aptly policed the shed row and even took to guarding our son. She had so many friends and drew respect from all she encountered. Marie was an excellent horse woman and a smart business lady. We stayed in contact with Marie even after she moved out to Yakima and touched base regularly. Coming to stay at her nice place at Wapato was always fun and there was always something to do....mostly filling up those shit mobiles! We were so fortunate to be able to attend her 90th birthday party. Even at 90 Marie still had that spark in her eye and was looking forward to her next colt that would be hitting the track. She loved her life and accomplished so much. Marie has been a friend and mentor to so many and how blessed we feel to have been a part of her life. Marie will surely be missed because she was a one-of-a-kind. The kind everyone could only hope they could be."
"Before I ever met Marie, her fame preceded her. Her famous stallion, Printer's Devil, stood in Montana, whose progeny were a "must have" for barrel racers, race horses, and other horse-related activities. I finally had the good fortune to meet Marie in Cutbank, Mt. in 1976. From that point on our relationship was partnering, breaking and training horses and mostly her being a very cherished friend.
I spent a lot of hours and days living at Marie's house, hauling horses and a lot of good quality b.s. sessions.
Marie was a very compassionate person to animals and people of all ages and backgrounds. Her qualities included honesty, integrity, being a workaholic and most of all a good friend of mine. We shared a lot of good times together and I will miss her immensely."
"My Aunt Marie was an awesome women and will continue to be an inspiration for living life for me. As I am trying to find the words to express my feelings , I am looking at an old black and white family photo of the Monroes, Pimlott's and the Cooks. Most of the family passed on well before Marie, she not only survived each lost, she lived life to the fullest.
Marie spend many Holiday seasons with our family in my adult years, we always look forward to her coming with Dina her dog. (Dang that dog had more frequent flying miles, than 10 people would have had in a life time.) Marie joyfully pitched in with all the Pimlott holiday chaos, there be would be bickering and lots of laugher. Some Holidays the house would be stuffed with people and dogs. Marie just would go flow, always finding a way to spend quiet time with each family member and friend who crossed our doors. She will be missed, but always loved and close to our hearts."
"Marie was my mentor and friend, I went to work for her in the fall of 1973 to start her upcoming 2 year olds, She was still at the ranch outside of Cut Bank. I worked for her off and on throughout the years. I learned so much from Marie and I am proud and blessed to have had her in my life. She was a wonderful person and had top horses. I miss her, but I know I'll see her again."
"Oh Marie, Where do I begin...She was first and foremost my friend. My teacher, advisor, confidant and cheerleader,someone I laughed with and cried with, and spent quiet time with, my former mother-in-law. Marie was always that special person in my life for over 34 years.The first one I wanted to call no matter what. Boy and the memories...like hauling horses over Lookout Pass in a blizzard with a 2WD truck. Not to mention not making it to the top and having to be towed. Hauling Great Victory back from the Tri Cities in a fog that was so thick you couldn't see and she told me to drive because she wanted to take a nap..and there was the Christmas that she sat up with me until 4 am Christmas morning trying to put together a million pieces to a Barbie Dream House before the girls woke up. Oh, the "semi-home made cooking" too...KFC in a cast iron skillet. Just make sure the chicken buckets made it to the burn barrel in a hurry. LOL. Years of orphaned kittens, abandoned dogs and fabulous horses. Yes, she was just the best of the best. She came to my wedding when Bob & I were married. She always welcomed us as family. She came to Bonnie and Annie's weddings. We laughed until we about cried at Bob's 50th birthday party. She told me to sell "good old horses." because they were "good" and "old." She pulled weeds when she was sad. I loved her dearly and will always miss her. I think I will go look for some weeds to pull."
"Marie was a wonderful friend to me. We had the connection of our love for animals. I don’t know how many orphaned kittens, puppies, foals, calves and llamas she nursed through their first few weeks of life.
She was fun, game for anything and always thoughtful of others. Her work ethics were beyond reproach – and she was the most independent and tenacious woman I ever met.
She is in a better place but I will miss her dearly"
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