Martin, Barbara Elizabeth |
Barbara Elizabeth Martin, 91, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died peacefully in her sleep on November 24, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1925 in Charles City, Iowa to Anna Marie and Jay Joseph Smith. She married Arville Dean Martin on November 5, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa; they were married for 35 years until his passing in 1991.
She is preceded in death by her husband and parents; sisters, Mary Ann, Saphina, Jane, Anna Marie and Joan; brothers, Richard and Alfred. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Donna) Martin and Michael Martin; and daughter, Katherine Gedney.
Barbara will be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mother.
Friends may visit FRENCH- Lomas on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at FRENCH-Lomas on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. She will join her husband at East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona in a private service. Please visit the online guestbook for Barbara at
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 26, 2016