Marcella Josephine (Marcie) Mischel, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024 at the Son Heaven Assisted Living Home in Helena, Montana while being comforted by her family. Marcie was 91 years old.
Marcie was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, on a snowy night January 30, 1932, to Mary and Joseph Pavlish. Marcie completed her post-secondary education with an Associate Degree in Accounting from Dickinson State University.
After moving to Glendive Montana, Marcie began a career with the Montana Highway Patrol. She worked with the Patrol for 30 years. After retiring, Marcie became a Glendive Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteer and spent the next 20 years giving back to the Medical Center and Glendive community, sharing countless hours of her time working at the Attic Thrift Store.
Marcie was a member of the Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. She cherished Sunday Mass and attended regular service in Glendive with her dear friend Patty Atwell. Her faith in God was with her throughout her entire life.
Marcie enjoyed traveling and after her retirement from the Highway Patrol, went on many adventures with her friend Marlene Taylor. Marcie was an incredible baker and would spend hours perfecting cookie recipes. Everyone loved to sneak into the cookie tins around the holidays. Marcie found happiness in daily activities and enjoyed passing the time at home.
A little Shih Tzu, named Tipsy, stole Marcie’s heart over the last few years. Jeff and Sharon Doll would bring their little pup over to visit Marice in Glendive. She loved babysitting Tipsy and feeding her special treats.
Marcie was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Joseph Pavlish.
Marcie had a loving family and is survived by her two daughters: Jo Lynn David and her husband Perry, of Helena, Montana and Debbie Vogel and her husband Bobby of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her grandchildren: Tiffany Collins, Danny David, Jared Lindsay, Julie Funk, Janet Ramsey, and Jacob Lindsay. Her great grandchildren: Teagan David, Morgan Lindsay, Samantha Serrano, Hunter Lindsay, Tanner Lindsay, Ava Madsen, Ryker Lindsay, McCall Caron, Mason Funk, Rowan Funk, Lindsay McAllister, Cameron McAllister, Aspen Ramsey, Grant Lindsay, Easton Lindsay, and David Lindsay. Her great-great grandchildren: Thomas Lindsay and Noah Lindsay.
Special thanks to Compassus Hospice and Son Heaven Assisted Living Home.
A private service will be held at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home in Helena, Mt. The burial will immediately follow.