Marty Jay Jimmy (Whel-Ka-Lith) was born in Odessa Washington on May 1, 1962 to Charlie and Christine. He grew up in his Nooksack Tribal Community with his little brothers and countless cousins on the Goshen Road.
Marty attended Mt. Baker Schools and during high school he met the love of his life Nadeen. After high school they married and raised five kids. Marty attended Bellingham tech to earn his machinist certificate. He worked at the BP Cherry Point refinery until he retired. He enjoyed his time serving on the fire team and the req club for several year. Marty shared countless stories about all his friends and work family over the years.
Marty had a couple names that his family used Marty Jay, Marty HarHar and Marty Jay Monkey Grip just to name a few. He loved being a Son, Brother, Husband and Dad. His number one favorite title was being a Grandpa He had 12 grandkids, but the list included many more. He loved each and every one of them with all his heart.
Marty’s love for his family and community could be felt by all who were a part of it. He loved being involved and helping his people when called on. Marty was deeply loved by his Wife and Kids and will forever be missed.
Marty was preceded in death by his grandparents Sindick & Susan Jimmy, and Stanford & Marge Solomon; mother Christine Cush; father Charlie Jimmy; stepmom Doreen Jimmy; sister Vanessa (Dosh); and brothers Steven & Danny.
Marty is survived by his wife Nadeen; children: Joal (Ruben), Marcia (Jerad), Marty Jr (Amber), Michael (Thrisa) & Christian; grandchildren: Rebecca, Lydia, Vanessa, Heaven, Syakah, Hanna, Natalie, Brayden, Faith, Ky, Jack and Elsie; brothers: Corey (Michelle), Duane (Jeanette), Bazil (Tammy), Sindick (Renee) and Herman (Karla).
A prayer service will be held on Friday, August 20, at 6:00pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 21, at 10:00am. Both services will be held at the Nooksack Community Building.