Marty (McLouth) Fuce, age 85, of Kalamazoo, MI "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it the journey that matters, in the end." E. Hemingway Marty's journey ended on August 7th, 2016 surrounded by family in Kalamazoo, MI. She was 85. Her journey included summers at Stony Lake with husband Ken and "the beach bums," celebrating family Christmases, glasses of wine with good friends, and opening her home for exchange students, international students and just about anyone in need of a helping hand. Her passion for writing, her love of reading and her dedication to her teaching profession left an incredible mark on so many. Her odyssey took her to Michigan State University, Merrill, Shelby and Plainwell High Schools, Northwood University and, after retirement, teaching English in the Czech Republic. She spent her career shaping her students' futures and always teaching by example. She taught her three children, Kathie Fuce-Hobohm (husband Bob Hobohm), Shelle Fuce (partner Scott Meyers) and Scott Fuce (wife Mary DeLong Fuce) to work hard, to do their best, never give up and always pitch in. Her guidance shaped their respective journeys in their own business endeavors and lives and for that we are all grateful. For her six grandchildren: Tai (Hobohm) Petrillo (husband Nick Petrillo), Paddy Hobohm, Jeanne (Fuce) Gingerich (husband Ryan Gingerich), Joel Fuce (wife Carrie Sieren Fuce), Max Deboef and Emma Deboef she endured soccer games, swimming events, cross county challenges, forensic speeches, horse shows, and basketball games-just to name a few. She never missed an event; they were the highlights of her life. In the past few years her great grandchildren Zoey, Norabelle, Kase and Kenneth, brought her new events to attend and immense joy. Always in her heart are her sisters, Lawain (Mclouth) Werner and Deb (Mclouth) Beyer, numerous nieces and nephews, her Stony Lake and Stuart, FL pals, her caregivers, Sandra Lassiter and Connie Morse; and past neighbors, colleagues, and students. She carried loving memories of her husband Ken, and her special friend, Bill Alexander. We all will miss her, especially her laugh, but we were blessed to be part of her journey. A celebration of her life will be held next June at Stony Lake.