Mildred Pauls Martin Traverse City Mildred Pauls Martin 102 of Traverse City Michigan, formerly of Georgetown Ky. and Albion Michigan, died November 16, 2012 following a brief illness. Mildred was born on November 6, 1910 to Benjamin and Mary Arts Pauls in Williamston Michigan. After graduating from Williamston Public Schools in 1929, she obtained her Registered Nurse Degree from the James Sheldon Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Albion Michigan where she met her future husband Harvey J. Martin. Mildred and Harvey were married on October 15, 1932 in Albion Michigan where they resided until 1989 when they retired and moved to Georgetown Kentucky. Mildred and Harvey celebrated 66 years together until his death in 1999. In 2006 Mildred moved to Traverse City Mi to be near her two Grand Sons and Families residing at the Glen Eagle Retirement Community. Mildred was active in community and church services in both Albion Mi. and Georgetown Ky. In 2006 Mildred was recognized of her dedicated service by the Georgetown Ky. United Methodist Church thru the Golden Star Citation which is selectively awarded to servants that have over the years demonstrated dedicated community service, confessions of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the praising of God, and for personal generosity in sharing to those in need. While residing in Albion Mildred was an active member of the Jackson Road Club, South Albion Women's Club and South Albion Farmers' Club. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Harvey, son-in-law Jerry Garner, daughters-in-law Jerre Martin, Suzanne Martin, and Teresa Martin. Mildred is survived by her daughter Clara Jane Garner of Mt. Pleasant Mi, sons Jon Harvey Martin of Cleveland N.C. and David Robert (Maureen) Martin of Estero Fl.; grand children Keith (Cheri) Huggett and Mark (Olivia) Garner of Traverse City Mi., Elizabeth (Dwayne) Howard of Chillicothe Oh., Deborah (Ty) Crowson of Naples Fl., and Catherine (Don) Depriest of Lexington Ky.; great grand children Audrey and Kyle Huggett, Claire and Mary Garner, Stephanie Stewart, Brandon Mowery, Andrea Crowson, and Clayton Depriest; And two great-great grandsons. Mildred requested that we keep these thoughts in mind: "I have left the past in Gods keeping, the future in Gods mercy" "Bury me not with grieving words and tears, but lay me to peaceful rest neath the bird song trees and bright blue and starry night skies and let the river mist softly drift over the shadows of our yesterdays. Take your leave with happy memories and know you are loved. In tribute to my German ancestry - auf wider sehen - good bye until we meet again." "Love never ends" - First Corinthians 13:8 In keeping with Mildred's wishes there will be graveside services, memorial celebration, and interment in the Martin Family plot, Riverside Cemetery, Albion Michigan planned for the late spring of 2013. Mildred's family would like to thank and extend their appreciation to the staff and residents of Glen Eagle Retirement Community who welcomed and made her life there so enjoyable and also to the staff of Munson Hospice house who comforted her in her last days on this earth. Please share your fond memories of Mildred at www.CovellFuneralHomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, MI (231) 946-6515.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 21, 2012