Mass of Christian Burial for John P. Marton, 84 year old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly Friday morning at his home in Buffalo will be celebrated Wednesday, October 6 at 10 am from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A Vigil Service will be held and the Rosary will be recited Tuesday, October 5, 6:00 pm at the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the mass. Donations in Mr. Marton’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center, the Bread of Life Food Pantry or to the charity of their choice in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
John P. Marton was born April 5, 1926 in Buffalo, WY to Catherine and Bernard Marton. He graduated from Johnson County High School in 1944. John attended Creighton University for two years before being called home to ranch after the death of his father.
He was married to Helen Kaltenbach June 22, 1948. To this union they had four children.
He was deeply proud of his Basque and ranching heritage. John and his brother Charles were partners in the ranching business for many years and he and his sons currently have a ranch in the Alcova area.
His love for politics was evident in the many years he served as a member of the Johnson County School Board and Buffalo City Council. He represented Johnson County as a state legislator for 18 years retiring as Speaker of the House of Representatives. After leaving the legislature, he returned to Cheyenne as a lobbyist for Tri-State G & T.
He was past President of the Johnson County Woolgrowers, served on the Catholic Church Foundation Board, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
His greatest enjoyment was entertaining his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He looked forward to his daily visits with his coffee groups and trips to Deadwood.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen. Daughters Sheila (Don) Camino of Buffalo, Ann (Dale) Wille of Baggs and sons Randy (Vernita) and Phil of Alcova, sister Bernadette (John) Arno of Buffalo, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Charles, James, and Richard.