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Emma Irene (Portice) Martin


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Emma Irene (Portice) Martin Obituary

Emma Irene Martin (Portice) of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and formerly of Marysville, California.

Irene was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan December 7, 1927, to George and Martha Portice of Pickform, MI and died peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 27, 2016, her children at her side.

Irene was predeceased in death by her husband, David Lewis in 2005 as well as her brother, Thomas Junior Portice of Pickform, MI and sisters Elsie May Portice of Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Mary Portice of Pickform, MI.

Survived by her children, David Lance Martin (Nancy) of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Donna Martin Patterson (George) of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada, goddaughter Kristin Harwood-Causley of Sault Ste. Marie, MI and her beloved cat, SooSoo.

Grandchildren Joshua Martin (Colleen), Plymouth, MN, Nathan Martin, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Benjamin Martin, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Alyssa Davies, King City, Ontario, Jordan Martin, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Aaron Martin, Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Virginia Martin, Sault, Ste. Marie, MI.

Great-grandchildren: Noah and Calli Martin and Casey Davies.

Nieces and Nephews: Rev. George Portice (Carol) of Rochester Hills, MI, Robert Portice (Myra) of Hovik Norway, Nancy Portice of Martin, MI, Linda Portice (David) of East Grand Rapids, MI, Thomas Portice (Angel) of Pickford, MI plus great-nephews and nieces Timothy, Nikolas and Daniel; Elizabeth, Jennie and Lara; Katherine and Donald; Gabrielle and Benjamin; and Amanda, Briana, Jocelyn and Brooke.

Extended Family: Joe and Judy McLeod, their children Eric (Sandy), Brian, Timothy and Jamie and grandchildren Hannah and Logan, all of Marysville, California.

Irene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and First Presbyterian Church, Marysville, California, where she served as an Elder and Deacon. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star since 19979; Worthy Matron, Friendship Chapter #48, Marysville, California, Deputy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of California and numerous offices during her 36 year membership. Also, a member of White Shrine of Jerusalem Faith No. 62, Daughter's of the Nile, Daughter's of Leisure, High Twelve, Pink Ladies Rideout Hospital Auxiliary, all of Marysville, California.

The Memorial Service celebrating Irene will be held on Friday, April 1st at 2:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, corner of Sampson and Rideout Way. Reverend Richard Hinkle is officiating.

Donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, 1940 Freeman St., Marysville, CA 95901.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 29, 2016
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