Martha J. Gaines passed away peacefully on July 7, 2013 at the age of 74. Marty was a longtime Colorado Springs resident and very active member of several organizations, both social and philanthropic. Marty was an educator and administrator and more importantly, a devoted military wife and mother. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Air Force Falcons football team and could always be found cheering on one of her grandchildren at a sporting or a musical event. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary and their children Tom (Christa) Gaines of Broomfield, Colorado; Steve (Genna) Gaines of Colorado Springs; David (Darcy) Gaines of Versailles, Kentucky; and Gretchen (Jim) Benson of Colorado Springs along with seven beloved grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Colorado, School Bell Program, 21 E. Costilla, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. A memorial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17 at Central United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.
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Published in The Gazette on July 14, 2013