Marla Faye Tye

Obit-TyeMarla Faye Tye passed away on March 18, 2014 after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. She was born December 11, 1955 to Arthur L. Tye and Thelma Hall Tye. She was the first of four daughters. She graduated from White Pine High School in 1973. Marla never married and had no children, but treated all kids as if they were her own.

Marla began her career with Mt. Wheeler Power in June 1974 and remained until her passing. Her fellow co-workers were her second family.

Marla is survived by her parents; sisters Brenda (Terry) Kahl of Billings, MT, Janene (Randy) Hirano of Pasco, WA, and Gaye (Travis) Terras of Spring Creek, NV; nieces Tracy (Andrew) Coburn and Terri (Jason) Lacher; Nephews Ryan Kahl and Cody Terras; Great niece Jade Lacher and soon to arrive Kyla Lacher.

Marla was a very caring and giving person, who loved the outdoors, and weekend rides over success and up Taylor Canyon. She was a light that will shine on in many hearts.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 22, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to “Relay for Life”, c/o Christina Sawyer at Mt. Wheeler Power, or your favorite charity.


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  1. Chuck & Nancy Overfelt says:

    A lovely lady and distant relation thru my great grandfather.

  2. Zelma Johnson Wyatt says:

    Was so sorry to hear of Marla’s passing. May God give you strength and find comfort in his love. My love and prayers to the entire Tye family.

  3. Judy (Wiskerchen) Elze says:

    To “Red”, Thelma, and the entire Tye family my heartfelt condolences and prayers go to you at this difficult time. I remember Marla as a very beautiful, fun loving, sincere young lady and woman. I know that she leaves you with much love, fond memories, and that beautiful loving and gentle smile forever. Please know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that God will touch your hearts with much peace and strength each day, and that through all those wonderful fun memories of Marla, your days will be easier to encounter always. R.I.P. beautiful lady, Marla! Dance with the angels!
    Judy (Wiskerchen) Elze (Lee & Vivian Wiskerchen’s daughter).

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