1927 - January 31, 2010
Margaret Ann “Marty” Cisar died Jan. 31, 2010, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 82.
Marty was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Clarence and Mary Ellen (Barrett) Barry. Her father was in the military and moved often, allowing Marty the experience of spending her childhood in many places including Omaha, Wichita Falls and the Philippines.
Marty attended the University of Arizona and received her degree in education.
She married Gerald Anton Petricek in Forth Worth, Texas, and they became the parents of two sons, Robert and Timothy. Gerald also was in the service, so Marty again lived in various places including Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Howells, Neb.
Following his retirement from the service, they lived in Tucson, Ariz., where Marty taught in the Catholic schools.
Following her husband’s death, Marty was married to a longtime friend, Walter Cisar, of Craig. This marriage took place June 10, 1978, in Tucson.
Marty became stepmother to Walt’s four children and they made their home in Craig. Marty was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
She volunteered at the local museum, the food bank and taught Bible classes. While in Craig, Marty became very interested in the investment business and spent much of her time working with investments.
Marty is survived by her husband, Walter Cisar, of Craig; son Robert Petricek, of Spokane, Wash.; stepdaughter Margaret (Peter) Larson, of Long Beach, Calif.; stepsons Thomas Cisar, of Oak Creek, John Cisar, of Temple, Texas, and Jim Cisar, of Arvada; grandchildren Andrew and Wyatt Petricek, Jake and Jeremy Cisar, and Alan Passman; and her sister, Mary Agnes Barry, of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Marty was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Gerald Petricek, son Timothy, and brother Gerry Barry.
The rosary was recited Feb. 4, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Feb. 5, 2010, with Fr. James Fox officiating. The soloist was Mary Quinn.
Special music selections were “Gather Me In,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Ave Maria” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers were Robert, Andrew and Wyatt Petricek, Jim, Jake and Jeremy Cisar and Alan Passman.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.