Judith Ellen Marts

Judith Ellen Marts
Judith Ellen Marts

Judith Ellen Marts left this world on April 19, 2015 at the age of 75 to join her dear departed loved ones. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Judy was born to Robert and Betty Hesseltine, the only daughter of four children on December 13, 1939 in Mason City, Wash. where her father was working on construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The family later moved to Snohomish, Wash. where Judy was raised and attended school.

In 1958, Judy married Don Smith and together they had two children, Roger and Elaina. This union was fated not to last… and some years later they divorced. While working at the Hour Café in Snohomish, Judy met John Marts and a year later, in June of 1968, they were happily married. Together they had two children, Alan and Ann.

Judy continued to work as a waitress at different restaurants in the Snohomish area until they took their family and relocated to Toroda Creek in Eastern Washington in 1972. In 1974, they moved to Oroville where they would call home. Judy enjoyed being at home raising her children for the next several years. In the early 1990’s Judy attended Gonzaga University and became a Paralegal. Judy returned home and got a job at the Okanogan County Courthouse as a court facilitator from 1994 to 1997. Judy left that position to work closer to home and worked as an Insurance Agent at Farmers Insurance until retirement.

Judy enjoyed going to family campouts, years of fishing with friends and especially at Conners Lake with her son, Roger. She also enjoyed watching her grandsons play high school football. It didn’t matter how cold or how far away, you could always count on seeing her at a Friday night game, usually in Republic or Wenatchee.

Judy was a wonderful person and although she was often in pain, she had a smile on her face and was always happy to visit with friends while up town doing errands. She was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend and she will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

Judy is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Marts; son John (Shelly) Marts and grandkids, Ashley and Aaron; son Roger (Trish) Smith and grandchildren Robert, John and Sky; daughter Elaina (Dave) Koepke and grandchildren Justin, Chance and Dallas; daughter Ann Marts and grandson Brandon (Holly) Wells along with several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Betty Hesseltine and her son Alan Marts.

At Judy’s request there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Oroville Ambulance in her memory. Also, the family would like to thank the Oroville Ambulance Crew and the Oroville Pharmacy for their service and special care.

Rest in Peace Mamma! We Love You!

Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements.