Martha-marie "Marty" Huntze
July 12, 1934-Oct. 14, 2018
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Martha-marie “Marty” Huntze July 12, 1934 - October 14, 2018
Marty Huntze, 84, died as a result of a heart attack while gardening at her home in Pleasanton, California. Marty was born in Oakland, California to parents Albert and Elsie Long. In June 1958 she married Douglas Huntze and moved to Pleasanton that summer. Marty enjoyed trips to the Russian River and to McCloud where they built their second home. Marty always made the effort to keep in contact with family and friends. Her methods were stopping the car to talk if she saw you out in your yard, phone calls to keep in contact, cards through the mail, candies sent at holidays, lunches with cousins and the “softball ladies” and weekend trips with her sister Connie throughout California. For many years Marty and Doug hosted a 4th of July party to watch the fair fireworks and an annual Christmas Eve party in their home. Many have described her like a hummingbird, as she was always on the go. Marty enjoyed reading, driving on road trips, camping at Fowlers campground on the McCloud river, several trips to Hawaii, playing tennis and softball, water skiing, snow skiing, browsing through garage sales, water aerobics, bird watching, star gazing, gardening and most recently, Tai Chi. Marty also spent time, unsuccessfully, trying to keep buzzards, turkeys and deer out of their yard. Marty continued to find the right combination of vegetation that deer and squirrels would leave be at their McCloud yard. Marty proudly volunteered at the Pleasanton Library for over 20 years. Marty is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Douglas W. Huntze, her sister Connie Headrick from Cloverdale, California, her son Chris Huntze (Katy) of Pleasanton, California and their children Kiera (Jeremy), Kelly (Jake), Craig (Julia) and recently born great granddaughter Brynn, her daughter Taren Drabing (Mike) of Castle Rock, Colorado and their children Hadyn, Shane and Abby.