Martha M. Lord
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AGE: 74 • Dover
Martha M. Lord, 74, of Dover DE, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the presence of her loving family. Martha was the daughter of the late George H. (Sam) and Marion C. Melton, also of Dover, DE. She was a 1957 graduate of Dover High School and attended Beaver College (PA) and Ohio University. As a child growing up in Dover, DE Martha developed a passion for sports. During her time in High School, Martha earned 14 Varsity letters covering Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Tennis and Cheerleading. Her classmates recognized her as most athletic in her graduating class. As she got older, athletics continued to be a large part of her life, as she became an avid golfer and fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. She also enjoyed following her grandchildren's athletic endeavors. Martha cherished her time with family and friends. She loved being a part of her weekly bridge club and looked forward to any gathering with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred C. Lord, Jr., of Dover DE; her brother, George H. Melton of Framingham, MA; sister, Claire M. Montgomery of Baton Rouge, LA; and four sons, F. Clark III, of Wilmington DE, Steven A. of Dover DE, Jeffrey A. (Debbie) of Dover DE, and Christopher M. (Karen) of Wilmington DE. She also leaves behind eight amazing grandchildren who loved her very much - Ellie, Hunter, Cami, Haydan, Lucy, Topher, Carrie & Charlie.
A service honoring Martha's life will be held at 11AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call from 7-9PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the
, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713 or the
, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720. Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Torbert Funeral Chapels - Lebanon Road
1145 Lebanon Road Dover, DE 19904
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 2, 2014