Martin Sanford "Colorado" Bussard
Martin Sanford Bussard passed away on August 8, 2019, peacefully at his family's home. He was 93 years old.
Martin was born on Squaw point in 1925 in a Log Cabin.
He was the son of Ray Sanford Bussard and Esther Irene Jones (Bussard).
Martin had three siblings Jean Harlow (Bussard), Walter Ray Bussard, and Rollins Lee Bussard.
Martin had four Children, Martin Edward Bussard, Mary Ann Mithani (Mo), John Lee Bussard (Kathy) and Robert Samuel Bussard (Joy).
Martin started out farming on his homestead on Squaw Point. He Married Ruth Aileen Bangs and they moved to Grantsville, Utah where he worked for Tooele Army Depot as a truck driver.
Martin Loved horses and as time went on he traded in horseback riding for a 4-Wheeler. Martin rode his 4-wheeler until the age of 92. He loved being able to ride the trails on his family farm with his family.
Martin was loved by all who knew him. He didn’t know a stranger.
Martin made everyone he knew feel like part of his family.
Martin spent winters in Arizona and summers in Colorado. He made many friends in Arizona who gave him the Nickname, "Colorado".
He will be missed by many.
Martin was preceded in death by his Parents Ray and Esther Bussard, Wife Ruth Aileen Bussard, Brothers Rollins an Walter Bussard.
Martin's family will be having a Celebration of Life at the Bussard Family Farm on Squaw point on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.
There will be a Potluck at 4:30.
The address is:
6196 CR R.1 (Squaw Point)
Dove Creek, CO 81324
We would love for all who knew him to come.