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Tina Marie Townsend

Tina Marie Townsend, 60, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

She was born December 15, 1961, in Reno, Nevada to Jess Hudson and Lela A. Danner Townsend. Tina lived in many different places during her lifetime. She lived in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, California, Surprise, Arizona, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and eventually ended up in Arco, Idaho.

On October 22, 2007, she married Duaine Ronald “Hippie” Markegard in Arco, Idaho. They made their home in Arco where Tina worked at the Lost Rivers Hospital as a CNA Restorative Nurse. Tina enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, and absolutely loved being a grandma. She spent many years as a den mother and troop leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving is her children, Michael Sean, Gene Townsend, and Christina Marie Lindsay; her siblings, Tim Townsend, Lanay Townsend and, Lynn Miller; her grandchildren, Allysia, Karissa, Brandon, Ashlyn, Michael, Addie, and one great-grandchild, Lela. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held and announced at a later date. Cremation services were cared for under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.

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