Patty Pauline Marx

January 10, 1955 - June 4, 2023

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Patty Marx, 68

Beloved grandmother Patty Pauline Marx parked her big rig at the eternal truck stop on June 4, 2023.

Patty was born in the wee hours of Monday, Jan. 10, 1955, to Erlice Patricia Leffingwell and Peter Paul Marx in Bozeman, MT.

Her folks, along with her sister, Connie, and brothers Peter and Tom, lived all over the state of Montana and parts of Idaho. She helped her mother take care of her siblings, took on farm duties such as raising sheep and stacking hay, and learned to drive stick shift.

Patty graduated from Aberdeen High School in Idaho in 1973. She received an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Idaho State University in 1988.

Patty was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. She attended Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois for technical training as an Aerospace Ground Mechanic Technician, and was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in Texas.

Patty’s main job was raising her three boys, Steve (Kim), Jonathan (Celina), and Paul. She has worked in healthcare, food service, and as administrative support for the Department of Energy in Colorado. Her favorite career was driving a semi-truck (18-wheeler) for almost 15 years. She has been to all of the Lower 48 states and was able to travel to Alaska for her son’s wedding. In her final years, Patty resided in Hampton, VA, and pursued her crafts, baking, and hanging out with her two, four-legged companions, Little Chip and Charlie Brown. She loved to collect gnomes, angels, and dolphins.

Patty is survived by her son, Jonathan Ashford (Celina), daughter-in-law, Kim Bullock, sister Connie Fleming (Gary), brothers Peter Marx (Susan), and Tom Marx (Patti). She leaves behind five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and fur babies.

Patty was preceded in death by her youngest son Paul Ashford and oldest son Steve Bullock.

“When I die
Give what’s left of me away
To children
And old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you.
And when you need me,
Put your arms
Around anyone
And give them
What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something,
Something better
Than words
Or Sounds.

Look for me
In the people I’ve known
Or loved,
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live on your eyes
And not on your mind.

You can love me most
By letting
hands touch hands,
By letting
Bodies touch bodies,
And by letting go
Of children
That need to be free.

Love doesn’t die,
People do.
So, when all that’s left of me
Is love,
Give me away.”

Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater is assisting her family. Read her full obituary & leave condolences at


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Celina Ashford
9 months ago

We love you Grandmama Patty. We hope you and your boys are together, smiling down on us.

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