Martha Ann Auldridge Collard, 66, of Longview, Texas, passed away on August 2, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born to the late T.H. & Melba Auldridge on April 15, 1948 in Honey Grove, Texas.
During her school years, Martha lived in Kenai and Sterling, Alaska. She was the only girl on the 8th grade baseball team. She graduated from Kenai Central High School where she was a cheerleader for many years.
In 1970, Martha married Tom Collard, and they moved to Huntington, Indiana and lived there for 7 years before moving to Longview, Texas. Martha worked as a secretary and office assistant for more than 30 years. She has worked for Marathon Letourneau and Dial & Dial CPA. Since 1997, Martha was employed with Henry and Peters P.C. in Longview.
Martha thoroughly enjoyed bowling and traveling. She would love to get in her car and just drive with no particular place to go. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, friend and her greatest joy was being "mimi" to her grandchildren. She will be in our hearts forever.
Martha was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Auldridge of Wasilla, Alaska. She is survived by her husband Tom Collard of Longview, daughter Deana Collard Moore and her husband John, and two grandchildren, Brendan Moore and Katherine Moore, all of Houston, Texas, sisters, Linda Herr of Palmetto, Georgia, and Wanda Holzer and her husband Jerry of Azle, Texas, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Cancer Association or your favorite local charity.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com.
Rader Funeral Home
1617 Judson Road Longview, TX 75601
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 6, 2014