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Marty Joe Metz

Marty Joe Metz chose to leave this world on Wednesday, October 30th, at his residence, 737A Rugby in Rock Springs, WY. Marty was born on December 1, 1958, in Torrington, Wyoming. He graduated from Guernsey-Sunrise High School in 1977, and attended college for 1 year at Eastern Wyoming Community College in Torrington, Wyoming. He worked for several years in Rifle, Colorado, before moving to Rock Springs in 2006. He was a very loving and giving person who always had time to visit and spend time with his family. Marty loved playing Scrabble at family gatherings, and was tough to beat. He also enjoyed reading, and watching funny YouTube videos. He was a long time employee at the Rocket Miner until 2018. While working at the Rocket Miner full time, Marty also worked weekends at the Information Desk at Western Wyoming Community College, where he continued to work until his death. He loved his time at WWCC and he especially enjoyed visiting with those who would occasionally stop by the desk to ask for directions, or just to visit. Those who knew him will surely miss his big smile and white beard. Cremation will take place at Fox Funeral Home and the family asks that those close to Marty pray that his spirit is at peace. Marty is survived by his older brothers, Don and wife Joyce of Phoenix, Arizona, Rich and wife Carolyn of Buffalo, Wyoming, and his younger brother and best friend, Bruce and wife Cathy of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and nephews and nieces, Andrew, Ambrosia, Kim, Pat, Mike, Michelle Lee, Michelle Lynn, and Leslie. He really loved his Great Niece, EvieAnn and Great Nephew, Vincenzo, and enjoyed spending time with them. Marty was preceded in death by his Father, Richard Donivan Metz, and his mother, June Rose Metz. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com

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On behalf of the Brooks family in Oklahoma City, we're sorry to hear of Marty's passing. Our condolences go out to his brother Bruce and Family. Greg & Stefanie

Greg Nov 5 2019 8:12 PM

*lightheartedness, not light hardheartedness

Katie Pastor Nov 5 2019 1:57 PM

Marty was a kind and gentle soul and I always enjoyed our conversations at the Information Desk at Western. He showed unconditional support for the Theatre Program and never hesitated to help us out when we needed it with box office. He allowed us to invade his desk space and always provided a light hardheartedness to the moment. Marty will be missed. Rest in peace. Katie Pastor

Katie Pastor Nov 5 2019 1:55 PM

I knew Marty for only a short time, he and I worked at the Daily Rocket Miner together. He was kind, silly, and friendly. He was always very helpful and made you feel important. What a gentle man. I know he will be missed. Rest in peace old friend. Stacey

Stacey Nov 4 2019 2:00 PM

My sincere condolences to Bruce and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. We worked together at the Rocket for many years, and seemed to have the same weird sense of humor about many things. He knew how Christmas shopping would send me into a tailspin every year, so he made sure to let me know how many shopping days until Christmas - usually starting in January. Many times, he sent me a Happy Festivus card or text, just because we both loved watching Seinfeld. And his Rock em' Sock em' Robot was always a hit with kids, and adults as well. He was very attentive and helpful with customers and I know they really appreciated his help. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Jill Barbuto

Jill Barbuto Nov 3 2019 3:15 PM

My sincere condolences to Marty's family and friends. He was a really cool guy. I always enjoyed talking to him at the Rocket Miner & occasionally at the college. He'll be missed.

Mike Fitzgerald Nov 2 2019 8:48 PM

Marty and I had a long history working with each other I am so sorry for the loss of Marty. I will miss his wit and funny stories . He was always buying silly cat stuff for Bari and I.

Pam Haynes Nov 2 2019 7:07 PM