Martha J. "Polly" Feser

Martha J. “Polly” Feser, 80, of Buffalo, passed away April 26 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with the Rev. Pete Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow. A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Donations in Polly’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in Care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.

Martha (Polly) Jane Feser was born June 10, 1938, in Wikieup, Arizona, on the Big Sandy Desert to Fred and Nellie (Schindelbower) Ferguson. She grew up in Wittmann, Arizona, where she attended a one-room elementary school and graduated from Peoria High School, in Peoria, Arizona, with the class of 1956. She attended Scottsdale Community College and worked for American Express. She eloped with the love of her life to Las Vegas and was married on Feb. 23, 1963, to Harold “Hap” Feser. One year later they were married in the Catholic church. They made their home in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they raised their three children, Rene, Steven and Kelly. They moved to Saratoga in 1978 and in 1981 they moved back to Phoenix. Hap retired in 1999, and they moved back to Wyoming and in 2000 settled in Buffalo where they lived until her death.  

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Rebekah Lodge and was the Noble Grand for several years. Polly was an excellent cook, an avid crossword puzzle worker, loved going to garage sales, thrift stores, and loved playing bingo with her friends at the Buffalo Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband, Hap Feser of Buffalo; two daughters, Kelly Sestak and Rene Wenn, both of Buffalo; her twin brother, Art Ferguson and his wife Charlene; John Ferguson and his wife Rita, all of Camp Verde, Arizona; sister, Allene Hetz of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, Jeremiah, Rhiannon, Chris, Nicole, Ryan and Kyle; eight great-grandchildren; and her beloved rescued dog Trouble. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David and Steven Feser; four brothers and one sister. The pallbearers will be her brothers, grandsons and nephews.