JULIA ANDERSON MARTIN
Mrs. Julia (“Judy”) Maud Anderson Martin, age 89, of Cushing, Oklahoma passed away peacefully July 16, 2008 at Linwood Village Assisted Living Residence. She was born in Cushing October 30, 1918 to T.A. (“Nick”) and Mina Anderson and was educated in the Cushing School system where she graduated with honors from Cushing High School. After graduation from high school, she attended Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While in college, she met and married John Vernon (“Swede”) Martin.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing and will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 9, 2008 in the Presbyterian Church in Cushing with Reverend Tom Stewart officiating.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years in October, 2006, as well as her parents, her brother, Jim Anderson, and her two sisters, Jetty Cook and Jesse Griffeth, both of Cushing. She is survived by her two children, Vernon Dee Martin and his wife, Kanda, of St. Simons Island, Georgia and Judy Anderson Ostervold, and her husband, Lars B. (“Bernie”), of Columbus, Georgia. She is also survived by five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
During her adult life, she and her husband lived in Lindsey, Chickasha, Paul’s Valley, Auburn, AL, Columbia, MO, Ft. Worth, TX and various other cities due to the advancement of her husband’s career with the United States Soil Conservation Service. They retired to Stillwater, OK. in 1979. When their health began to fail, they relocated to her home town of Cushing. In Stillwater she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the Exchange Club, NARFE, the Soil Conservation Society, and the Stillwater Golf and Country Club. She also assisted her husband as an advisor to Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at Oklahoma State University. She was a member of the OSU Posse Club and the Oklahoma State University Foundation.
The great pleasures of her life were gardening, cattle ranching, supporting the activities and interests of OSU, and being with her family. Mrs. Martin was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
The family expresses special thanks for the assistance and care given by the staff at Linwood Village, the Judith Karman Hospice staff, Dr. Randy Grellner and his medical staff, and the members of Mrs. Martin’s extended family in the Cushing area who supported her with love and affection while she was a resident of Linwood Village.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076 or the Oklahoma State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076-1749.
Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.palmarlerfh.com.