VICTOR — Marie M. Herron was born on April 23, 1926, in Victor to Silas and Grace Martin and was a third generation Bitterrooter. In 1942, Marie and Glenn Copeland were married and had five children; Garry Copeland, Nicki Lindquist, Daniel Copeland, Kimm Copeland and Rebecca Lord. She loved her children and her daughter and sons-in-law Diane Copeland, Jody Lindquist and Brian Lord.
She was a driving force and mentor for her three generations of grandchildren, friends, nieces and nephews. Marie was a published author, counselor, avid reader and political activist. Most importantly, however, she was a beloved matriarch. Many went to Mom for good advice and assistance in “making a plan” to achieve a goal.
In 1965, Mom married the love of her life, James Morton, and they lived in Libby until Jim’s death in 1975. After Libby, Marie was an alcoholism counselor, assisting people to sobriety.
Two sons, Garry and Kimm, preceded Mom in death, as well as her wonderful husband, Alex Herron. We believe she is now having a good cup of coffee visiting with all who have gone before.
Memorial Services will be held Aug. 17, at Victor Church. Arrangements by Daly Leach.