Mass of Christian Burial for Pat Marton, 91 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away Saturday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be celebrated Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services immediately following the Mass. A Vigil Service will be held and the Rosary recited on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo. Visitation will be held at the Harness Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and at the Rosary. Donations in Mrs. Marton’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Library in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Patricia Mae Marton was born on November 25, 1926 in Sheridan, Wyoming to George and Bertha Ripley. She spent her early years in Hulett, Wyoming where she attended school through the 8th grade and graduated with a class of two. Her father passed away and she moved with her mother to Chicago where she graduated from Proviso High School one of fourteen hundred students with the class of 1944. After high school she attended Black Hills Teachers College and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Education. She moved to Buffalo and taught fourth grade in the former Thorne-Rider Mansion that would later become her home. She was married on April 10, 1950 in Buffalo to Charles Marton and they made their home in Buffalo where they ranched and raised their family. In the 1980’s Pat and her dear friend Dollie Iberlin started a business called Wyoming Art Tours where they traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico and Hawaii. Charles passed away in July of 2004 and Pat continued living in Buffalo until her death.
Pat was a very accomplished artist and continued painting until her death. One of her paintings was owned by the late President Gerald Ford. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a member of the Big Horn Basque Club and was an avid Bridge player. Pat loved admiring the Big Horn Mountains and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three sons, Chuck Marton and his wife JoAnn, Jack Marton, and Tim Marton and his wife Cindy all of Buffalo; four daughters Denise Marton, of Buffalo, Jane Buell and her husband John of Sheridan, Kate Johnson of Buffalo and Lisa Marosok and her husband Rob of Sheridan; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.