Bert Arthur Marley, 71, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 in his sleep at his home. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home located at 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Donations in his honor may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Bert was born on April 17, 1949 in Phoenix, Arizona at Good Samaritan Hospital. At the age of two, Bert, his Sister Karen (Richards), Brother Marshall and Mother Alberta Marley (deceased) moved to Wichita Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He later attended Wichita State University and worked at Lear Jet before joining the Navy in 1970. Bert was a part of the Navy’s selective Nuclear Power Program and honorably discharged at the rank of MM2 in 1976. After the Navy, Bert again worked at Lear Jet in Tucson, AZ as part of the first 50 Series Lear Jet building team. Realizing his love for travel and adventure, he began a career as a Travel Specialist for American Express Centurion Travel where he worked until his retirement in 2014. Bert will be remembered as a strong, gentle, committed, and loving man who enjoyed exploring the ancestry of his very large and extended family, a good story, snow skiing, photography, coin collecting (collecting things in general), jewelry making, woodworking, rock collecting, Rock and roll, and of course, world travel with his devoted spouse of 28 years, Nicolette “Nikki” Beloud.
Bert will be deeply missed by Nikki and her two children Cristina Beloud Brown and Dr. Brett Beloud, their two dogs Whiskey and Ginger and many friends from around the world. Bert is survived by his two siblings Karen Richards (Dennis) Marshall Marley (Nina), three step siblings Richard Marley (Gail), Donna Laufer, Lynda Greene (Ken), half sibling Bruce Gilchrist and their families.
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My Dear Sweet Nikki..I’m so sorry to hear that Bert has passed,. I know how loving and caring he was to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers , I miss you and love you , my friend.
I’m so very sorry, Bert was a sweet man with so many wonderful stories. Our family functions will not be the same without him. Love you all!
Shocked, just shocked. Little did I know that saying goodbye to him at my dad’s funeral a week earlier would be the last time we said good bye. Bert was a very kindhearted man and was so good to my Aunt Nikki for all those years. We will miss Bert and his big hugs, his big laugh, and his big heart. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be eternal. Our love and prayers to you all.
Love and prayers for the family. Bert was a great man.
Sincere condolences to Bert’s family. I knew him as a little girl. His niece, Shanda, was my best friend when my family moved to Tucson. He spent many selfless moments teaching me interesting facts about space. I will always carry fond memories of ‘Uncle Bert’.
Michael and Patricia Camacho
Bert came into our lives in 1970. He’s been a good friend all these years. We enjoyed his stories and pictures of his travels in the Navy. The world has lost a warm and steady light in the loss of Bert. We will always miss him. Nikki, thank you and your family for the years of love and happiness you blessed him with.
Bert was an awesome guy. He loved my Aunt Nikki and her family and friends for 28 wonderful years. He always was a great conversationalist and servicemen. I am going to miss him dearly. RIP Bert ❤
Susan & Rob Zabel
Nikki, you and Bert are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let us know.