Margaret Lua (Dobson) Martin went to join her Lord and Savior on Monday morning at about 6 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at her home at 101 Twin Peaks Lane in Sequim.
Margaret had been a resident of Sequim since 1984. She was born in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, on April 25, 1929, the daughter of Ellsworth A. and Beulah F. Dobson.
She attended grade school in Lottsville, Pennsylvania. She was a 1947 graduate of Panama Central School in Panama, New York.
She married Harvey L. Martin on January 1, 1949, and they resided in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania, where she raised five children. They moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1969 and then retired to Sequim in 1984.
She traveled extensively with her husband, visiting China in 1987, standing in Tiananmen Square two years before the historic massacre.
Margaret visited England and "the Continent" in a 1983 tour of Europe, went on a "mission to work" project in Spain in 1986 and, while there, took a side trip on the ferry across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco.
She took another mission work trip in 1999 to Japan, where she stayed near Mount Fuji.
Margaret was a member of Sequim Bible Church and taught Sunday school there for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey; sister Florence (Gail) Frank of Lakewood, New York; son Alan W. (Chris) Martin of Fairbanks; and daughters Sherry (Bill) Schildhouse of Phoenix, Arizona, Caryl (Larry) Terashita, of Dallas, Texas, Lynda (John) Rathmann of Sequim and Gloria (Tim) Milanowski of Fairbanks.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Keven (Valeria) Martin, Terra (Jeremy) Preslan, Kristen (Jack) Napiontek, Jade (John) Peterson, Katee (Chris) Bedell, David (Melanie) Terashita, Holly (Matt) Wiedmann, Kelli and Lisa Justus, and Jonathan and Joseph Milanowski; and 14 great-grandchildren, Teresa, Veronica and Michael Martin, Calvin Preslan, Taylor and Graydon Napiontek, Riley and Jaden Wiedmann, Nathan Schildhouse, Mikayla and Olivia Peterson, Noah and Lilly Terashita, and Myles Justus.
Memorial services will be held at Sequim Bible Church, 847 North Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382, on Friday, August 2, 2013, with Pastor Shane McCrossen officiating. Music at the service will include "How Great Thou Art," by her son-in-law Larry Terashita.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sequim Bible Church or Gideons International, http://tinyurl.com/n4oxu7g