OBITUARY

Martin "Marty" Bonnell Ulrich

October 7, 1935June 7, 2018
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Martin (Marty) Bonnell Ulrich was born October 7, 1935 which was precisely when he was meant to be born. What followed was a life of stubbornness, a life of wilderness, a life of giving, and a life full of love.

After graduating from Selah High School, Marty decided to test his mettle by joining the Marine Corps. He spent the majority of his time in the service between San Diego and Hawaii. Finding his mettle sufficiently tested, and with the subsequent loss of his trigger finger, Marty was honorably discharged. What followed was a menagerie of jobs and careers wherein Marty learned many trades.

In his personal life, Marty was twice-married, twice-divorced. While he failed to master marriage, he did manage to become a father seven times over. From the age of 20 until the age of 65, Marty was wiping noses, wiping butts, teaching his kids to camp and fish, and imparting life lessons.

When he wasn’t mastering the odd jobs, or raising children, Marty loved to spend his time hiking in the forest, fishing in various lakes and streams, and finding his precious Morels.

Marty passed away on June 7, 2018 surrounded by those that loved him. He was a great son, brother, uncle, and dad. He will be greatly missed. We take comfort knowing that he is finally reunited with his trigger finger.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Martin "Marty" Bonnell Ulrich

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Elaina Clayton

June 27, 2018

I am the daughter of the woman he spent the last 20+ years of his life with. He loved my mom unconditionally and for that I am grateful. He was like a dad to me, he taught me many things throughout those years and shared many great talks. He was always there through good and bad. I'm going to miss him greatly, he was a great man. Sometimes very quiet spoken and a man of not many words, but the ones he spoke usually carried meaning.

MATTHEW HARRIS

June 9, 2018

I 1st met Marty after I married his middle daughter in 1991.
He had just moved back to WA from CA with his youngest daughter and 2 sons.

Marty would visit alot and take my wife with him, at first, on long drives up the pass so they could get caught up on each others lives. I also enjoyed many long conversations with Marty.

Marty enjoyed the outdoors and we got together and did some camping and fishing together when his kids, Jamie, Chad, and Sam, were about the same age as my 2 step sons, his grandsons Mike and Will.

Marty was an educated man and enjoyed sharing what he learned.



Good luck with all that you do on the other side of the vale.
I hope your able to get some fishing in over there.
Ciao Marty

May you rest in peace










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Biography

Martin (Marty) Bonnell Ulrich was born October 7, 1935 which was precisely when he was meant to be born. What followed was a life of stubbornness, a life of wilderness, a life of giving, and a life full of love.

After graduating from Selah High School, Marty decided to test his mettle by joining the Marine Corps. He spent the majority of his time in the service between San Diego and Hawaii. Finding his mettle sufficiently tested, and with the subsequent loss of his trigger finger, Marty was honorably discharged. What followed was a menagerie of jobs and careers wherein Marty learned many trades.

In his personal life, Marty was twice-married, twice-divorced. While he failed to master marriage, he did manage to become a father seven times over. From the age of 20 until the age of 65, Marty was wiping noses, wiping butts, teaching his kids to camp and fish, and imparting life lessons.

When he wasn’t mastering the odd jobs, or raising children, Marty loved to spend his time hiking in the forest, fishing in various lakes and streams, and finding his precious Morels.

Marty passed away on June 7, 2018 surrounded by those that loved him. He was a great son, brother, uncle, and dad. He will be greatly missed. We take comfort knowing that he is finally reunited with his trigger finger.