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Marty Ray Pollard

May 20, 1958 — August 19, 2023

Marty Ray Pollard (65) passed away unexpectedly at home on August 19, 2023, in Grand Junction, CO. He was born on May 20, 1958, in Delta, CO.

Marty was the youngest of three children born to the late Jackie “Jack” Ray and Reva Mae Pollard.

Marty attended Nucla High School, in Nucla, CO where he graduated in 1978.

After graduating Marty worked for Union Carbide in Uravan until he moved to Grand Junction in 1979. He worked for Grand Valley Water Users in Grand Junction as a heavy equipment operator for 39 years, beginning March 22,1982 until he retired on September 30, 2021.

Marty was a member of the Church of the First Born his whole life.

He grew up in Uravan, CO, where he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, going shooting, rabbit hunting, swimming, and going to the drive-in movie with his friends.

Marty was a friend to many! Those who knew him know that he was a quiet man, with a dry sense of humor, but was also quite a joker. Those that were close to him, also knew that he was as stubborn as a mule.

He was a man of integrity with good moral values and was known to be very compassionate to those who were less fortunate than himself. He was also a man who loved his family, and the absence of his presence will be missed by many.

Marty was proceeded in death by his parents, Jack and Reva Pollard and his older brother, Jackie Pollard. He is survived by his sister, Deana (Kenneth) Zahniser of Montrose, 4 Nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives.


Memorial Services will be held on September 9, 2023, at the Church of the First Born at 11:00 am.



(From 32 Rd head West on B Rd. Your destination will be approximately one half a mile on the right.)


Dinner will be served at the Church following the Service.

My Brother

You left so suddenly

And gave no time for goodbye

You left me with the memories

Of time gone by

I will miss you

Heart and soul

I still needed you

I wish you didn’t go

We had so much left to do

All the plans we had made

I wish we had time to follow through

But soon those plans will fade

There were so many places

But you left no time to pack

The hope was for the breeze on our faces

And the dust at our back

You were a rock

For all of my fears

And now you are gone

Leaving sorrowful tears

You were my brother

Full of laugher and joy

Now you’re with father and mother

They were so proud of their boy

This is not the end for you and I

For we will meet again

Up in heaven on high

And the plans we will make all over again

You left so suddenly

Gone so fast

I wish we had more time

But our time here has passed

You will live in my heart forever

By Angela Zahniser about a sister and a brother

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration Of Life for Marty Ray Pollard

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

General Assembly and Church of the 1st Born

3150 B Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503

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