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Voretta Faye Martin

May 5, 1938 January 1, 2012
Voretta Faye Martin
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Voretta Faye "Rita" Martin, 73, of Altus, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2012, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City.

Rita was born May 5, 1938, in Coffeeville, Kansas, to Johnnie Fain and Vivian Ethel (Moon) Wertman. Her family moved to Gould, Oklahoma, where she grew up. Then, she met the love of her life, Luther "Rex" Martin, and they were married July 25, 1955, in New Mexico. After they were married, they traveled all over the world. During their travels, they had three children, Shirley, Terry, and LaDonna.

Rita worked at Brewer's Auto in Altus as an auto parts clerk for over twenty years. She loved to crochet, paint, spending time with her family and friends, and going to Bluegrass Festivals with Rex. Rita loved taking photos of all her friends at singing festivals. She loved to cook and enjoyed her special hobby of family genealogy. Rita was a member of the Olustee Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rex Martin on August 28, 2009, and brother, Bobby Joe Wertman, Rita is survived by her three loving children, son, Terry Ray Martin and wife Donna of Mesa, Arizona, daughter, Shirley Hudson of Oklahoma City, and daughter LaDonna Robertson and husband Troy of Altus; seven grandchildren, T.J. Martin and wife Amanda, Christina Tunstall and husband Zack, Kelly Martin, Crystal Card, Jason Card and wife Allison, Ra'Chael Kelley and husband Nathan, and Chadd Card; nine great-grand-children, Jason Card, Jr., Lillian Card, Dakota Card, Dixie Card, Alexis Card, Brooklynn Kelley, Landon Kelley, Jada Martin, and Caden Tunstall; and her sister-in-law, Phyllis Wertman of Blair, Oklahoma She is also survived by many other relatives and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Funeral Services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

On line tributes may be made in Rita's honor at www.Lowell-Tims.com
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