MARTIN, Louise Marie Trammell|
Louise Marie Trammell Martin was born May 9, 1918, to Lewis S. Trammell and Louise DeBrosse Trammell in Houston, Texas, and passed away peacefully July 1, 2014, at age 96.
She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, attending schools taught by the Ursuline nuns. In 1969, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Houston, Phi Beta Phi. She subsequently earned her Master's degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
During the Second World War, she worked from 1940-1945 in the Houston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After the war, she worked in the Humble Oil and Refining Company, Geophysics Research Lab, Houston, TX, from 1945-1955. After her marriage to Cecil A. Martin, she moved to Dickinson, TX, where she helped her husband raise their two children. She also worked as the head librarian of the Davis Water and Soil Conservation Library, and as the Junior High School librarian in Dickinson, until she finally retired after thirteen years. She and Cecil spent several decades enjoying their summer home in Woodland Park, Colorado. She loved to stay long enough to see the aspen leaves change.
After a devastating flood in their Dickinson home, she and her husband moved to Austin, TX, about 1979. She then joined the University Methodist Church, the Couples Plus Class, the Tuesday Book Review Club, Austin Area Quilt Club, the LBJ Library, and volunteered at the Austin Public Library, Oakhill Branch.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Martin, her son, Murray Martin and wife Peggy, and her granddaughters, Tyler and Camryn Martin. She is preceded in death by two husbands, Emmett T. Jackson and Cecil A. Martin, her brother, John Trammell, and infant daughter, Sharon Marie Martin.
She loved a poem by Janice James. "I've travelled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I've been where no-one's been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks, All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books."
The family wishes to thank family friend/caregiver/companion Nancy McCarthy for her loving and dedicated service.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 12, at 1:30 pm, in the Westminster Manor chapel, 4100 Jackson Ave., Preston Building, Austin, TX 78731. A reception will follow. A final service will be held at the Martin Family Cemetery, next to the Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church, Baytown, TX.
In Lieu of Flowers, please make donations in Louise's honor to the Austin Public Library, Oakhill Branch, or Austin Pet's Alive.
Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 10 to July 11, 2014