Marlien "Marty" Ray Gould
March 28, 1934  -  December 9, 2018

Marlien "Marty" Ray Gould

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
503 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
Sunday, December 16, 2018
3-5 pm
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Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
503 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
Monday, December 17, 2018
10 am
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Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 TX-195
Killeen, TX  76542
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I served in the Army.

A Funeral Service for Retired E-6 Marlien “Marty” Ray Gould, 84, of Belton, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Belton. Burial will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 12:00 P.M. Noon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 P.M. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Belton.

Mr. Gould passed from this life on December 9, 2018. Marty Ray Gould was born March 28, 1934, to Melvin B. Gould and Olive Nesheim Gould in Arlington, South Dakota.

Marty served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1976 serving two tours of duty in Thailand and Germany, worked for First National Bank, and Arco-Bell Industries 1986-1996. He lived in the Belton area for the last 45 years. He loved spending time with his grandkids, mowing the grass on his John Deere Tractor, he was a jack of all trades and could fix anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl Meyer and Ordela Smith; son-in-law, Floyd Davis; and grandson Cody Gould.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife, Sara Rupp Gould of Belton; two sons, Michael Gould and wife Monica of Moody and Matthew Gould of Clifton; three daughters, Kellie O’Bryne and husband Dave of Minnesota, Sharon Gould-Davis of Belton, and Michele Balzen and husband Terry of Gatesville; three sisters, Dorothy Forseth of Minnesota, Ruth Loftesness of Colorado, and Ethel Loftesness of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews as well as many other beloved friends and family.


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  1. Pam (Layman) Gallion
    Zephyrhills, FL

    Dear Sara and Family, I was so sorry to read of Marty's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless Marty.


  3. Thomas York
    Elmmott, TX

    I didn't get to meet you in this life.but will in the next.God bless you sir.

  4. Linda Pike
    Brady, TX

    Sara and family, So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad always busy doing something outside in the yard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and God Bless You during this time. Love Ya,

  5. Amanda balzen
    Gatesville, TX


    So sorry for your loss. The last time I remember seeing Uncle Marty we had a blast playing cards around the kitchen table. Rest In Heaven dear sweet soul. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Sending much needed hugs and love to those of us left behind. Love y'all.

  7. Sammie
    Waco, TX

    Papa you are missed so much and I am honored to get the chance to call you my papa you was an amazing man and life don't seem the same without you but I know your in a better place RIP papa I love you

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