SUNNYSIDE/OGDEN - Martin "Marty" Arthur Zachreson, age 64, left this earth peacefully surrounded by family and friends and the love of his life, his two kitties PaPa and ChaCha, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008.
He was born May 11, 1944 in Palo Alto, Calif., to Taft Arthur and Goldie Simmons Zachreson.
Marty accomplished many great things in his life.
He served a machinist apprenticeship in San Francisco, Calif., from 1962 to 1966 and became very accomplished in this field. While operating a machine shop in Redwood City, Calif., he fabricated intricate components for Lockheed and Rockwell that were instrumental in putting the first man on the moon.
He relocated to Utah and worked for German-based Eickoff, which manufactured longwall equipment, and as a longwall boss for Kaiser Steel in Carbon County.
Marty had a love for many things and loved to work on cars. His latest accomplishment was restoring a 1967 Pontiac Catalina, which he spent many hours working on with Neil and turned it into a showpiece.
Marty was an avid scuba diver and had many great dives with his brother, Zac. He also loved to fish with his brother, Lynn.
Marty could be found roaming the desert with his metal detector and on horseback, riding with local cowboys.
Marty had the most generous and kind heart of any human being we have known.
Marty, you have been freed from the chains that have bound you although it has left a huge void in our hearts.
Survived by his sons, Kris Zachreson, Salt Lake City; and Craig Zachreson, Flagstaff, Ariz.; two brothers and two sisters, Taft (Linda) Zachreson, Huntsville; Lynn (Diane) Zachreson, Cedar City; Barbara Armas, Martinez, Calif.; and Gail (Neil) Morse, Ogden; many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, 210 North Carbon Avenue in Price. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday one hour prior to Mass. Committal service, Valley View Cemetery, Sunnyside. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.