Martha Jane Dadisman Menager passed away peacefully in the arms of her family from Acute Leukemia on April 4, 2014. Martha was born on October 1, 1924 in Grafton, WV to Percy and Alice Dadisman. In 1929, Percy, a WWI veteran, was diagnosed with TB and sent to the VA Hospital in Tucson. Alice and the children moved to Tucson in a Model A Ford to join him. Martha attended Sam Hughes and Mansfield, graduating from Tucson High school in 1942. At 19, she enlisted in the United States Coast Guard
as a radio operator during WWII
. After the war she worked at the Post Office, as a dental lab tech and after receiving her BA and MA in Elementary Education, taught at Smith (DMAFB) and C.E. Rose Elementary schools, retiring in 1986. She was active in Assistance League, Tucson Republican Women, Tucson High School Class of '42, Tucson Retired Teachers, American Legion, Shrine, Elks, VFW
and as a world traveler. Martha is predeceased by her parents, husband, Louis Menager; brother, Larry and sister, Joyce. She is survived by her children, Carol (Richard) Livingston and James Louis (Mary); grandchildren, Jace Livingston (DC), Bryce Livingston (fiancé, Sarah Speake) VA, Audrey (Brice) Menager Schackart, Shea Livingston (CA), Philip Menager and many nieces and nephews. Services will be announced at a later date. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the loving care extended to her by staff at the SAVAHCS. In lieu of flowers, donations to SAVAHCS www.tucson.va.gov/giving
are appreciated. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.