Martha 'Marty' Downie
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Martha Jean Downie (Marty), 88, of Greenville passed away on Saturday, November 3rd in Rolling Green Village.
A native of Brookville, PA, she was a daughter of Haven and Ruth Brosius. After graduating the College of Wooster and Yale, she became a nurse for the town of New Hartford, CT. Shortly after moving to Greenville, SC in 1976, she began volunteering for Meals On Wheels, where she delivered meals for 29 years before retiring from her route late in 2006.
She was predeceased by her husband Dr. G. Robert Downie of Greenville, former medical director for the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, and her sister Helen Bennett and brother Craig Brosius.
She is survived by her son G. Robert Downie, Jr. (Rob) of Tucker, GA, and daughter Elizabeth A. Downie (Liz) of Dayton, Ohio, along with grandchildren Catherine and Luz Downie of Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are 9 nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of her life in the upcoming months at Rolling Green Village. There will be a private burial in Winsted, CT next summer.
Donations can be made in her name to Meals On Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605. Cremation Society of SC, Greenville
Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 7, 2012