Dorothy S. Martin

October 29, 2013 • Obituaries


Martin-Obit-Pic278Memorial service for Dorothy S. Martin, 83, of Roswell, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Roswell’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Dale W. Plummer officiating. Dorothy passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Dorothy was born Jan. 18, 1930, daughter of Fred A. Schell and Mary Jane Babcock in Tulsa, Okla. She [auth] attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a lifelong member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She graduated from the University of Colorado. In 1951, Dorothy married Thomas A. Martin in Houston, Texas, and followed her husband’s military career in the U.S. Air Force for many years. They retired to Roswell in the late 1980s. Dorothy became an enrolled agent and worked in the accounting field. “Dorty,” as she was known to friends and family, will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dorothy is survived by daughters: Erin Martin Ward (Frank), of Las Cruces, and Susan Melinda “Linda” Martin (William Jorgensen), of Mead, Colo., and son Thomas Allen Martin Jr. (Pamela), of Colorado Springs, Colo.; granddaughters: Cordelia Ross, of Davis, Calif., Hilary Freeman (David), of Oklahoma City, Okla., Evelyn Ross of Las Cruces, Rebecca Jorgensen, of Arvada, Colo., Stephanie Jorgensen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandson Thomas Allen Martin III, of Colorado Springs; and sister Clara Casey (Joe) of Littleton, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 2010.

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