Martha Pope
1946 - 2021
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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.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 6, 2021
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Bob and Sue Thibault
April 5, 2021
My heart is broken for the Pope family in the loss of Martha. We were high school friends, band mates and sorority sisters. We even taught together for a few years. I have so many memories of us as young mothers. The world is indeed a sadder place without her. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.
Sue Broughton
April 3, 2021
April 2, 2021
Martha always had a smile and joy in her eyes, that the memory I will always carry in my heart.
Diane Harper
April 2, 2021
Martha lives on in my memory as a dear friend who freely shared her wit, humor and wisdom. My life is richer because of her.
Thank you, Martha.
May God bless and keep you until we meet again.
John Harper
April 2, 2021
Meredith McKinney Canon
April 1, 2021
Susan Wolfe Schlueter would like to send her condolences to Martha’s family. She was a special lady, and I knew her my whole life. We learned bridge at the same time! Peace and love to all of you.
Susan Schlueter
March 29, 2021
Martha was the kindest, most generous, and most loving person I have ever met. She was the very personification of unconditional love. When she met you, you became her friend. And when you became her friend, you became part of her vast extended family. She was there for you in the best of times and in the worst of times, and everything in between. It was a true honor to be her friend for over 53 years.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Mary Lou Cenatiempo
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