Martha Ann “Marty” Atchley, 65, of Amarillo, TX passed from this world on October 18th, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 23, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Martha was the 2nd of 9 children born to Norman and Mary Ellen Fischer on October 14th, 1956 at Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville, NC. Marty was a mother figure at a young age. She ceased her schooling at age 15 to take care of and raise her younger brothers and sisters. Marty met and married Randall “Steve” Atchley in 1974 in Colorado Springs, CO, and they were set to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary on November 23rd, 2021.
Steve and Marty moved to Amarillo, TX in 1975 to raise their sons, Randall “Stevie”, Timothy, and Matthew. Marty loved children and held several positions in Childcare Education Services throughout the years when she wasn’t focused on homemaking. She found the most joy in raising her family, her brothers and sisters, and being Mawmaw to her grandchildren.
Marty played volleyball in her younger years, loved the beach, and went fishing and camping as often as she could. She loved to sew and would handcraft costumes, dresses, or outfits for any occasion. She threw the best birthday parties for her kids and grandkids, baking and decorating cakes from scratch, creating a theme, and fully decorating her house to match. Marty was a wonderful cook and on any given night, all the neighborhood kids and friends could be found at her dinner table.
Marty loved her family and was a selfless Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Mawmaw, Teacher, and Friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Mary Ellen Fischer, and brother, Norman David Fischer
She is survived by her husband, Randall Steven Atchley; children, Randall Steven Atchley II and Melissa Atchley, Timothy Atchley, and Matthew Atchley; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reece, Makenzee Atchley and spouse Nathan Alarcon, and MaCaylie Atchley; and siblings, Barbara and Larry Owen, Linda and James Foley, Jeanette Sharplin, Alvina and Richard Whitworth, Mary Congo, Jonny Fischer, and Marvin Fischer.