Joseph Martin Marty was born on July 23, 1915 in Meridian, CA to Swiss immigrants Martin Marty and Rosa Wiget Marty. He passed away on December 7, 2013 in Chico, CA following a short illness. Loving family members were at his side.
Joseph attended West Butte School and began working on the family farm at age 9. As an adult, he farmed in Sutter and Yuba counties until moving to Terreton, Idaho in 1972, where he raised, cattle, horses, alfalfa and wheat until 2011. He was a good steward of the land who embraced conservation of resources and environmentally sound practices. He enjoyed his family, singing Swiss folk songs, trail songs and yodeling. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Idaho Falls, ID and B.P.O.E. He returned to Colusa in November 2013 to be closer to family members.
Joseph will be missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Ella; daughter Donna Critchfield, Grandson Dennis Fusaro (Lora), all of Colusa, CA: Granddaughter Diane (Phil) Mabray of Biggs, CA; Great Grandchildren Patience (Jesus) Vargas of Rancho Cordova, CA; Patrick Mabray of Washington, D.C.; Elizabeth Mabray of Chico, CA; Miles Mabray of Eugene, OR; Drake Fusaro, Colusa, CA; Dylan Fusaro, Colusa, CA; Great Great
Granddaughter Evangelina Vargas of Rancho Cordova; nieces Margaret Weber of Weatherford, TX; Bonnie Grussenmeyer of Lincoln, CA; Gaileen (Ron) Bumgarner of Yuba City, CA; Grandniece Colleen (Tom) Holt of Weatherford, TX.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by sisters Anne, Marie Farnsworth, Margaret Cummings, Josephine Pogue and daughter Betty Brown.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Colusa on Friday, December 27, 2013 at l:00 P.M.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com