Martha Gayle Clark

Martha Gayle Clark

Oct. 1, 1949 – Feb. 9, 2021

Martha Gayle Quick Clark, known as “Martie,” died February 9, 2021, at Spirit Mountain Hospice after a hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Cody and loved her hometown and home state of Wyoming dearly. All who met her got an instantly bright smile and a warm welcome, which will be greatly missed.

She loved to recall her childhood spent on her family’s sheep ranch and how much fun she and her brothers and sister had as kids. It gave her an appreciation for hard work, stick-to-your-ribs meals and things that were built to last the test of time.

She loved to do whatever she could to make her surroundings beautiful, whether it was planting flowers in her flowerbeds, decorating for the holidays at her store or even just adding new little touches to a room that made it feel even more inviting than before. 

She dedicated her time to helping her customers at Mountain High Health Foods, enjoying the work so much that when asked if she would ever retire, she would always promptly reply, “Why should I? I think this is fun!” 

In the summers, Martie and her beloved husband, Jim, would enjoy their weekends spent at their home in Red Lodge, watching the wildlife that would walk through their yard and listening to the creek just outside their bedroom door. Martie especially loved to watch the deer that frequented their property, making up names for some of the “regulars.”

She is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter Cedar (Eli) and grandchildren Elliot, Carlos and Tait Jasso of Minot, N.D.; brothers Sam (Vicki) Quick of Red Lodge and David (Hilda) Quick of Lander; and sister Linda (Ken) Boggio of Hardin, Mont. 

Funeral services will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Cody on February 19 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. 

Condolences can be sent to Martie’s family at her memorial page at