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Wilma "Billy" MartinAugust 18, 1911 – August 21, 2004

Wilma “Billy” Martin, 93, of Carbondale died at her residence on Aug. 21, 2004.She was born on Aug. 18, 1911, in Palisade, to William Strong and Corda Jane Kent.She married Richard C. “Dick” Martin during Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs in 1934. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1990.Wilma was a lifelong resident of the Western Slope. She was involved in the Farm Bureau and Club 20. She loved all animals, especially deer and elk, and most recently, a bear that was around her house. She liked to feed the turkeys and the birds. She enjoyed reading, television, and the news. She was a mom to many people and filled everyone who knew her with encouragement. She was always loving and positive, and had many friends.She is survived by two sons, Bill (Helga) Martin of Glenwood Springs and John (Laura) Martin of Carbondale; a daughter, Jimmie (Dale) Downer of Fruita; her grandchildren, Colleen (David) Poynter, Kenesa (John) Collins, Sean Martin, Holly Martin, Marissa Martin and Sabrina Martin, and two great-granddaughters, Jessica Poynter and Ivy Blanchard. She was preceded in death a brother, Frithiof Strong.A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. at Farnum-Holt Chapel, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, on Thursday, Aug. 26. Interment will follow at Rosebud Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Martin Family Scholarship Endowment Fund, care of CMC Foundation, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.


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