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Tracey Marrs Dead at 54

May 12, 2005 B Tracey Marrs, a well-known Frenchtown habitué for more than a decade, died April 27. He was 54.
Marrs was living in Loveland, Colo. where he and his wife Maggi moved in 1997. He died at the McKee Medical Center of lung cancer, which he had been battling for a little over a year.
Maggi Marrs wrote:
At Tracey's request, there was no traditional memorial service. Anyone that knew Tracey would know that. His last moments were spent harassing the many friends and family that infiltrated his hospital room. A celebration of his life was held in Loveland at his favorite watering holes Scotty O 'Brian's and The Office Lounge, also at Tracey's request. Friends and family gathered for this celebration to reminisce about a wonderful husband, a great father, brother, son, friend and grandfather Tracey had been.
Tracey was predeceased by his father, Ward (Bud) Marrs. His mom, Naomi, lives in Lincoln, Neb.. He and Maggi were married for 21 and half years. She lives in Loveland. He is survived by his daughters, Stacey and Niki, and four grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsie, Ried and Nicholas who live in Arizona, and sisters, Dawn and Marla.
In October, 2003 Tracey sold his construction business to his long-time employee and friend Jon Mueller, who carries on the business under Tracey's name, T. D. Marrs Inc. Some of you in St. Thomas may remember T. D. Marrs, Inc. With headquarters in the Frenchtown bars.
Maggie coached the Bar Normandie/One Stop/Betsy's baseball team, with Tracey cheering her on for 10 years.
Tracey had just started another business when he learned of his illness. For the past year and a half, Tracey did the best he could to bar hop America on his Harley Davidson, taking along Maggie when she wasn't working.
A party in Tracey's memory will be held on St. Thomas some time in late October, at a time to be announced in the Source. Tracey has requested that his ashes be scattered in the ocean south of Frenchtown.
Donations on behalf of Tracey may be made to the McKee Cancer Center, 2000 Boise Ave., Loveland, CO. 80538. The doctors and staff at the center took a special interest in Tracey during his year of chemotherapy treatments.
I miss you, Tracey. Love, Maggi

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