Marlys Savage, of Hot Springs, left this earth on November 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.  1130-OBIT-Savage

She was born on November 25, 1936, the daughter of Lloyd McCutchan and Marion German McCutchan, in Medora, North Dakota and she always considered the badlands of North Dakota home.

She taught school in a one room school house before moving on to exciting careers as a flight attendant, sportswear buyer and catalog model. She met her husband, Robert, on a blind date and they were married on March 21, 1959. They raised their four children in New Hope and Zimmerman, Minnesota. Marlys spent several years working at Ossell’s Department Store in Princeton, Minn. After retiring they lived both in St. Cloud, Minn. and Hot Springs, Ark. Marlys was a gifted seamstress, avid reader, gardener and was a member of the Women’s Welcome Club. She enjoyed attending the races every winter at Oaklawn Park, where she will be deeply missed by her “Section H” racing friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Savage; her brother, Milton “Mac” McCutchan; and her sister, Kay Handleigh.

Marlys is survived by her daughters, Kristi Savage-Clarke (Andrew) of Ashland, Mo. and Michelle Fires (Richard) of Hot Springs, Ark.; her sons, Jason Savage (Kelly) of Onamia, Minn. and Mack Savage of Maple Grove, Minn.; her grandchildren, Kadie Savage, Molly Savage and Grace Savage, Alex Clarke, Maddie Clarke and Liam Clarke; sister-in-law, Bev McCutchan; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

A family memorial will be held in Minnesota at a later date.

The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks and admiration to Dr. Martin Koehn, Arkansas Hospice, particularly the staff on the 5th floor of their St. Vincent unit, who made our mother’s last days comfortable and peaceful, they are truly, “Angels on Earth”, and a special thank you to Elizabeth.

Memorials may be made in her honor to, Arkansas Hospice, 628 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901.

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