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.)
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