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Arlene W. Martin

April 4, 1922 January 10, 2019
Arlene W. Martin
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Obituary for Arlene W. Martin

Arlene Weldon Martin died in Breckinridge, TX, on Wednesday, January 10, 2019. She was 96.

Mrs. Martin was born on April 8, 1922, in Harmon County, OK to her parents, Nancy Jane Casey and William Andrew Jackson Weldon. Educated at Vinson, OK, she married JD Martin in 1938. The Martins moved to Amarillo, TX in 1939, Phillips, TX in 1940, and then Fritch, TX in the 1980s. She retired from Sears in 1981 and went to work for Bulla’s Jewelry until they sold in the mid 1980s. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Borger, TX for 70 years, finally moving to Graham in 2013 to live near her son. Mrs. Martin was a loving Mother and Mammaw, and enjoyed gardening, volunteering with her church, knitting, and the Red Hat Ladies.

Mrs. Martin was preceded by her husband, JD Martin, and her daughters, Sandra Irene Vaughan of Lubbock, TX, and Nancy Lou Shawn of Pampa, TX, as well as her 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her son, Jesse D.and Christine Martin of Graham, TX, grandchildren including Jesse Don McKinney, Dalena Kay Tarver, Ross Johnson, Benny Watson, Bill Watson, Jessica Ann Martin, Lisa Lynn Kirk, Tammy Jo Williams, and Jordan Blair Dodson, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Martin will be buried in a private ceremony on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2 PM at Cave Creek Cemetery in Vinson, OK, Harmon County. A memorial will take place immediately following. The graveside services are under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. All are welcome to stay after service and celebrate Mrs. Martin’s life and enjoy some good country food.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Margie Salas and Maria for taking such excellent care the last several years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cave Creek Cemetery in Arlene Weldon Martin's name. Donations can be mailed to the office or to the following address:

Cave Creek Cemetery
c/o Leona Sherrill
14669 Hwy 30
Vinson, Oklahoma 73571

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2:00 PM 1/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Cave Creek Cemetery

East 1470 Road
Vinson, OK 73571

Rev. James Baker, Officiating from Borger Primitive Baptist Church.

Cave Creek Cemetery
East 1470 Road Vinson 73571 OK
United States

Cemetery Details


Cave Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

East 1470 Road
Vinson, OK 73571

East 1470 Road Vinson 73571 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cave Creek Cemetery c/o Leona Sherrill

14669 Hwy. 30
Vinson, OK 73571
Donations can be mailed or left at funeral home.

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