Martin L. DuBois Jr. (Marty) of Buckeye passed away on September 11, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Marty was born on December 8th, 1942 to Martin L. DuBois Sr. and Dolores Ann DuBois in San Diego, California.
When Marty was two years old, the family moved to Colorado and 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. On graduation, he entered the Naval Training Program "In at 18, Out at 21," 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 forty years. Early in his career, Marty attended night school at University of Northern Colorado and earned his bachelors degree in business.
Marty married Donna K. Blake, also of Fort Morgan, and had two children, Matt DuBois and Mark DuBois, both of Wellington, Colorado. His wife, Donna, preceded him in death in 1994. Both children survive him. Marty is also survived by his longtime friend and companion, Leslie Applegate.
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 his son, Matt DuBois, and his son, Mark DuBois, wife Betty and grandchildren, Deanna and Archer. Marty is also survived by his mother, Ann Katzenbarger (97), of Fort Morgan. Surviving siblings are sister, Pat Byrd of Arcadia, Florida, brother, Alan DuBois and his wife, Susan, of Fort Morgan and brother, Robert DuBois and his wife, Susan, of Longmont. There are seven nephews, David, Darrel and Dan Byrd, Alan and Andy DuBois and Martin and Morgan DuBois.
A service in Fort Morgan will be at the First United Methodist Church, 117 E. Bijou Ave., at 2:30 p.m., Friday the 11th of October. May God rest his soul.