Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Dick Markham, 65

| June 19, 2024 8:05 AM

Dick Markham passed away on June 10, 2024, with his sweet wife by his side. Dick battled stage 4 cancer for the past year.

Dick was born in San Francisco, California on January 29, 1959, to his parents Elvin and Sue Markham. Dick met his sweetheart, Sharleen Morden, on June 26, 1990. After almost 34 years of marriage, they were an example of love, commitment, support, and sacrifice. They built their home in Columbia Falls, Montana and Dick worked for Shepherds Glass. Together they raised their six children, David, Brad, Kyle, Adam, Nick and Crystal. They taught their children hard work, love, respect, and a love of nature and outdoors. They spent many vacations camping, fishing, and hiking. 

Dick made people laugh with his quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed music, gardening, fishing, and hiking. He spent thousands of hours hiking in Glacier National Park. One of his greatest treasures was his family and he was never happier than when he was surrounded by his grandchildren. 

Dick is survived by his wife, Sharleen Markham, sons Kyle Markham, David Nieves (Brittney), Adam Nieves (Megan), Nick Nieves (Vicky), daughter Crystal Fisher (Justin), and 17 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Elvin and Sue Markham, his brother Mark Markham, his son Brad Nieves, as well as his granddaughter Aleah Grace Fisher. 

We love you and are so grateful for the blessing you have been to all of us. We are grateful for all that you have taught us and will take it with us. 

A service was held Monday, June 17, 2024.

Condolences may be submitted on Dick’s online Tribute Page at