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 Oct. 11, 1957, in Oakland, Calif., 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, Colo., and Sam Clark of Draper, Utah; sister Carrie (Clark) Borges of Weatherford, Texas; and parents Varro and Colette (Hathaway) Clark of Gilbert, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Christ Community Church, 5742 South 5th West in Idaho Falls. The family will receive friends from 6 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.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.buckmillerhann.com .