Martha Kaye Begly |

Martha Kaye Begly

On Friday, August 14, 2015, Marti Begly met her Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ, at His residence in Heaven. “I shall know Him by the prints of the nails in His Hands.” She passed from this world peacefully, with many family members present at her home in Marble, Colorado.

Born to George and Laura Ferns in Lansing, Michigan, Marti lived a life full of love, grace, music and adventure. She lived in Nigeria as a toddler while her father started a land-grant college with Michigan State University. She was a competitive swimmer and cheerleader in High School and toured Europe with the choir of Northern Michigan University. While working on her Masters of Vocal Music degree at Michigan State, she spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival where she met mountain guide Jerry Begly. The two were wed August 29, 1987, and settled in Aspen, Colorado. Marti worked for Aspen Club Realty and later co-managed Gerald Hines’ private horse ranch on Owl Creek Road for 14 years with her husband. During those years and afterward, Marti sang for Ray Adams in the annual production of The Messiah concert. She also had numerous appearances at churches and recitals.

Marti raised seven beautiful children: Christina Marie, Caleb Remington, Heidi Rose, Courtney Laura, Joshua Winchester, Elijah Colt and Josiah Ruger. She helped build Chalet Begly with her husband and family, high in the Rocky Mountains above Marble, Colorado. Most recently she inaugurated Studio B with the recording of two CDs. She finished recording her final CD just a few weeks before her passing.

Marti leaves behind many friends, relatives, musicians and acquaintances whom she loved dearly.

A celebration of Marti’s life will be at 10 am, Tuesday, August 18, at the Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 406 West 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Flowers may be sent to Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, Glenwood Springs, CO. In lieu of memorial donations, the family requests that today you smile at someone, hug someone, and sing a song.

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