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Marlita Eva Angel Buchholz (Brandenburg), 45, of Great Falls, Montana, passed August 15, 2019.
Marlita was born to Wayne Robert Brandenburg and Jeanette Cecile Strickland, February 3, 1974, in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Stewart Junior High School & Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. She married Chae Buchholz on October 20, 2001, and they lived together in Tacoma, WA; Anaconda, MT; and finally Great Falls, MT. Together they raised 7 children.
She leaves as her legacy, 6 children: Nicholas Scott Conlan, Cheyenne Michelle Conlan, Coleton Jagger Buchholz (Alexis), Ricki Rae Lynn Dawson (Issac), Jaxon Parker Buchholz, and her niece, Brandy Marie Byers. She also leaves to cherish her memory 3 siblings William, Tamara, & Robin. Marlita had two wonderful grandchildren that she left- William & Owen (Ricki & Issac). Her children remember her as a dedicated mother, always putting her children first.
She was preceded in death by Wayne Brandenburg, (Father), Jeanette Devane [Strickland], (Mother), and Richard Ray Brumley, (Brother).
Marlita was a zealous Associate of Sam’s Club, until she suffered a stroke in October 2015. She was passionate about affecting the most positive change in people. She absolutely loved working with her Sam’s Club family. Her children Nicholas and Cheyenne also worked with her at Sam’s Club. Prior, while also a full-time mother, she taught English in South Korea. She also enjoyed working at several coffee shops; including- The Sugar Shack in Anaconda, MT and the Coffee Shop inside Red Apple on 56th and South Tacoma Way in Tacoma, WA.
Marlita ensured that her children came first. She always made sure there was food on the table, her children had clothes, the Holidays were special, and so much more. Marlita was always in a great mood, and her smile could be seen miles away. She had so many friends from all over! She has left her image in everyone she met. It will be difficult to forget this “Lil Dynamite,” as her father called her. Marlita has helped countless people throughout her journey. Though she is no longer here on Earth, she will continue to guide all of us, from Heaven above.
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