1961-2020

Martha “Marti” (with an ‘i’) Megan Sharp Dietrich, 59, of Johnstown (formerly of Berthoud), Colorado, passed away on March 14, 2020.

Marti was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in January of 1961.  She graduated from Las Cruces High School and continued on to receive her Bachelor of Business Administration from Mesa State College in 1993.  Marti was happily married to her adoring husband, Larry Dietrich, in February of 1985.  She worked in the field of marketing and insurance for many years.  However, Marti’s true calling was working in the field of equine therapy.  She was a born horse whisperer who connected to the spiritual power of healing through horses and the equine community.  Her love of animals and her pursuit of higher wisdom was only a small part of what made her our beautiful sister. 

Marti is survived by her son, Philip “Jack” C. Dietrich; her sisters, Jamie Sharp, Robin Sharp, Nicola Sharp, and Carol Lorenz; seven nieces and nephews; her beloved animal family, Azul, Hawkeye, Talo, and Arrow; and many other family and friends.  Marti is preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Larry C. Dietrich; her mother Margaret “Peggy” Graber Sharp Ambrose; her father, William Guy Sharp; and her stepfather, Philip S. Ambrose.

Services will be held at a time in the near future, which will be announced on the Natural Funeral website, when large groups will again be allowed to congregate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Spirit Heart Ranch, 589 County Road 7, Erie, Colorado 80516.  The family of Marti Dietrich wishes to thank the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary of South Dakota, Pathways Hospice, and Loren Uecker of Radiant Passage.

4 thoughts on “Marti Dietrich”

  1. Feeling very Grateful to have had Marti in my life for the last 12 years and many thanks to the family for sharing these beautiful photos of her life. Marti was one of a kind and I will miss her dearly. SHE LOVED LIFE AND HER COMPANIONS , a beautiful example for us all. May we all remember her smiling face, huge heart and that flowing hair. Peace and love, Terry & Karen

  2. I never knew Marti but I have known her sister Jamie and husband Tony for very many years. I knew how close Marti was to her sister and this fantastic and sincere tribute made to her brought tears to my eyes. The first thought I had when looking at the photographs was that she was so similar to Jamie in looks.

    I know words are so easy to type but my thoughts, prayers and sadness go out, especially to Jamie and Tony,my best friend, but to all other members of this family

    God Bless you all and He will give you all the strength to get through this awful sad time for this family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Marti and I worked together for a number of years. She quickly became my friend, my confidant and my ally. She always put others before herself. Her positive outlook, no matter what the circumstance, was infectious. She loved her life, her family and her friends. I am happy she is now with Larry, but will miss her dearly.

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