Oct. 24. 1933 - Sept. 24, 2012
Willa Glenn Marty Whitney, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2012, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. She was 78. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Marty was born October 24, 1933, in San Pablo, California, to Glenn and Lanita (Cissne) Bullard.
She graduated from Ventura High School in 1951, and worked as an insurance adjuster in Oakland, California, eventually relocating to Salem, Oregon.
On February 12, 1966, she married James Marion Whitney. They moved to Sisters, Oregon, in 1970, where they opened Whitney Sporting Goods, which she owned and managed until her retirement in 2000.
Marty enjoyed horses, horse riding, embroidery, reading, listening to music and was a wonderful singer. She was the love of Jims life.
Marty is survived by her husband of 46 years, James Jim M. Whitney of Sisters, Oregon. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Memorial contributions in Marty's memory can be made to Central Oregon Equine Outreach, 63220 Silvis Road, Bend, Oregon 97701.
Arrangements are under the care of Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, Oregon. Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com