Cora (Corky) Marks, 76

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Cora (Corky)

Cora Marks

Cora (Corky) Lea Desjardin Marks, age 76, of Forsyth, MT passed away on August 31, 2021 at Rosebud Healthcare Center in Forsyth. Cora was born on March 14, 1945, to Lloyd Desjardin and Verna (Schafer) Johnson in Forsyth.

Cora graduated from Forsyth High School and then married Clayton Clifton on July 6, 1963 in Forsyth. To this union, two children were born; Theresa Pauline and Martin Thomas Clifton. They lived in many different places. During this time, she was a cub scout leader, girl scout leader, was very active as district secretary for Al-Anon and worked at Fitchner Chevrolet in Laurel, MT. They later divorced in 1982.

She later met and married Dennis Marks in 1988 and they got married in Rosebud, Montana. During this time Cora became active in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 92. She also helped with the local telephone company, worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and participated in several Awareness Walks over the years. Her giving spirit was further validated by the 2016 Hysham Chamber of Commerce Good Citizen of the Year award.

Cora is survived by her children: daughter - Theresa (Larry) Steuben of Harlowton, MT; son - Martin (Diane) Clifton of Great Falls, MT; step-daughter - Julie (Marks) Apodaca of Bozeman, MT; brother - James (Margie) Desjardin of Miles City, MT; sister - Betty (Mike) Van-Haele of Billings, MT; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Cora is preceded in death by her husband - Dennis Marks; father - Lloyd Martin Desjardin; mother - Verna Theresa Schafer; Grandparents - Martin (Delma) Desjardin and Grandparents - Benjamin (Mayme) Schafer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Burial will follow in the Forsyth Cemetery. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted with arrangements. To leave condolences for the family, visit our website at