FERRáEZ, Mrs. Colonel Martha passed away, after a brief illness, July 21, 2014 at the family lake house located in the panhandle of Florida. Martha Elizabeth Fulton was born in Tampa May 28, 1937. She was the daughter of Brigadier and Mrs. Warren Fulton. Martha attended Asbury College where she earned a BA in English, and worked for several years as a high school teacher in both Alaska and Louisiana. Later on, she earned her MA in Multicultural Education from the University of the Americas in Mexico City. In 1962 she married Leon Ferráez and entered the Salvation Army School for Officers' Training. Her career included 14 years in Mexico City, Mexico, culminating at National Headquarters where she served until her retirement in 1995. While at National Headquarters, Martha served as the editor of the Home League Program Aids and then as the Associate National Communications Secretary. Martha is preceded in death by her husband, Leon. She is survived by her children, Felicia (Gerry) Pasquier, Leon (Laurie) Ferráez Jr., and MariCarmen (Dr. Samuel) Critides; grandchildren, Camille, Gabriella, Lucas, and Gelmi Pasquier, Leon III and Maria Ferráez, Tatiana, Samuel III, Nicolai, and Athena Critides; her brother, Colonel Warren Fulton (Jackie); and her sister, JoAnne Binford. The family is planning a small memorial service to be held at the St. Petersburg Corps, September 20, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to "The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg Citadel Corps", at 3800 9th Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 31, 2014