Martin L. DuBois Jr. (Marty) of Buckeye passed away on Sept. 11, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Marty was born on Dec. 8, 1942 to Martin L. DuBois Sr. and Dolores Ann (Merker) DuBois in San Diego, Calif.
When Marty was 2-years old, the family moved to Colorado. After the war the family moved all over Wyoming, Colorado and Utah while his father performed civil engineering and construction work for oil exploration companies. Around 1954 the family moved to Fort Morgan where Marty graduated from Fort Morgan High School in the class of 1961. After graduation, he entered the Naval Training Program, which he completed. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Marty was employed by AT&T and then worked for successor telephone companies during the next 40 years. Early in his career, Marty attended night school at University of Northern Colorado and earned his bachelor’s degree in business.
Marty married Donna K. Blake also of Fort Morgan and had two sons. She preceded him in death in 1994.
During his career at the phone company Marty purchased a quarter section of land north of Wellington where he built his home and developed the property into a small ranch.
Following retirement he turned his full attention to the operation of his ranch, spent some time traveling, operating his gold claim in Wyoming as well as hunting and fishing. His travels included a trip to Belize with his sister, a trip to Hawaii and he spent a month driving to and exploring Alaska with Ms. Applegate. Marty was a very attentive son and visited his mother Ann DuBois Katzenbarger regularly.
Marty is survived by sons Matt DuBois and Mark DuBois, and his wife Betty, all of Wellington; and grandchildren Deanna and Archer; his mother, Ann Katzenbarger, 97, of Fort Morgan; and his longtime friend and companion, Leslie Applegate. He also is survived by his sister, Pat Byrd of Arcadia, Fla., and his brothers, Alan DuBois, and his wife Susan, of Fort Morgan, and Robert DuBois, and his wife Susan, of Longmont; and seven nephews, David, Darrel and Dan Byrd, Alan and Andy DuBois and Martin and Morgan DuBois.
The memorial service in Wellington is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Wellington United Methodist Church. Another memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at First United Methodist Church, 117 E. Bijou Ave. in Fort Morgan. May God rest his soul.