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Longmont Times-Call

Aug. 21, 1921 — Sept. 28, 2008

Gladys Mae MARTIN , of Longmont, Colorado, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Longmont United Hospital due to complications from heart surgery. She was 87 years old.

Gladys was born August 21, 1921, near Niwot, Colorado, to Frank Ardner Johnson and Ethel May (Fitzhugh) Johnson. She grew up on the family farm just west of Coot Lake, attended the Batchelder School, and graduated from Boulder High School in 1938. During WWII, Gladys assisted the war effort by working at Goodyear Rubber Company and at a metal heat-treating plant in California. She returned to Colorado and worked for as an operator for the local phone company.

On February 22, 1947, Gladys married Lorenza Carl “Bud” Martin in Niwot. The couple made their home in Longmont.

Mrs. Martin was an avid fan of University of Colorado athletics, especially women’s basketball. She enjoyed following the Little League World Series. While her children were in school, she never missed a band concert or their other school events. Her family will miss her tremendously, along with her delicious macaroni and cheese.

Survivors include her husband, Bud Martin of Longmont; children, Lee Martin and his wife, Kari of Colorado Springs, Nancy Sandoval and her husband, Arcy of Longmont, and Alan Martin and his wife, Ann of Denver; three grandchildren, Kim, David and Ilana; and a brother, Henry Johnson and his wife, Berdette, of Loveland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, F. LaVerne and LeRoy Johnson; a sister, Helen Averill; and a brother and sister who died as children in the 1918 flu epidemic.

Graveside services will be held at Foothills Gardens of Memory at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008.

Memorials may be made to the Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501.

Please share thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at www.howe mortuary.com.

Longmont Times-Call
Publish date: 8/15/2009

Nov. 28, 1919 — Aug. 14, 2009   Lorenza Carl ‘Bud’MARTIN , of Longmont, Colorado, died Friday, August 14, 2009, at Applewood Living Center. He was 89 years old.

Mr. Martin was born November 28, 1919, in Scalplevel, Pa., the son of Lorenzo and Matilda Martin. On February 22, 1947, Bud married Gladys Johnson in Niwot, Colorado. The couple made their home in Longmont.

Bud was a veteran who served in WWII as part of the U.S. Army.

His parents and sister, Peg Hirsch as well as his loving wife, Gladys Martin who passed away last September, preceded him in death. Survivors include his children, Lee (Kari) Martin of Colorado Springs, Nancy (Arcy) Sandoval of Longmont and Alan (Ann) Martin of Denver; brother Don (Dolores) of Bar Harbor, Maine; sister Mary Louise (Bill) Dennehy of Annapolis, Maryland; three grandchildren, Kim (Joe) Gray, David Martin and Ilana Martin; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held for family and friends on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. A graveside service will be held at Foothills Gardens of Memory located at the intersection of Highway 287 and County Road 4 just north of Longmont on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Trout Unlimited, 1320 Pearl Street, Suite 320, Boulder, CO 80302.

Please share thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at www.howemortuary.com