Martha McEvoy Pope
Martha McEvoy Pope died peacefully in Houston, Texas, on March 27, 2021, at the age of 74.
Martha is survived by her spouse, David Bruce Pope; her daughter Katharine and son-in-law Justin Foley, her son John Brandon and daughter-in-law Nicole Pope; her grandchildren Abigail, Alexander, Benjamin, Alexander, and Theodore; her brother Webster and sister-in-law Patsy; her brother-in-law Bryan and sister-in-law Denice; nieces Jordan and Joanna; and nephews Jonathan, Bryce, and Clark. She is preceded in death by her mother Franke and father Webster McEvoy Jr.
Martha was born on July 9, 1946, in Liberty, Texas, to Franke and Webster McEvoy Jr. She graduated from Pasadena High School in 1964 and from Texas Tech University with a degree in Mathematics in 1968. She married David Bruce Pope, whom she met at the only computer dance ever held at Texas Tech, in 1967. After moving to Pasadena, Martha began working as a math teacher. In addition to working, she was actively involved in many charities and churches, notably the Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center, Law Wives of Midland, the sisterhood of P.E.O., Cub Scouts of America, bridge clubs, and handbell choirs for Midland's First United Methodist Church and Houston's John Wesley United Methodist Church.
A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 6, 2021, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston, Texas, 77069. For more information, contact Klein Funeral Home (Champions) at 281-320-2674. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Dunbar will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Martha's life. The family would appreciate donations in her memory to the Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center, 802 Ventura, Midland, TX 79705 802 Ventura, Midland, TX 79705 or to Shriner's Hospitals for Children
, P.O. Box 1510, Ranson, WV 25438 – 4510.