Lela Martin


Lela Belle Martin, 87, of Payson, died April 24, 2001, in Payson. She was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Mrs. Martin was an Arizona resident for 71 years and moved to Payson in 1954, when she opened the Frontier Market with her husband, Donald.

Survivors include two sons, Bob and his wife, Barbara Martin, of Gilbert, Ariz. and Denny and his wife, Rae Lyn Martin, of Phoenix; one daughter-in-law, Lyn Martin of Payson; one sister, Katie Lee Spangler of Chandler, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Martin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Payson Pioneer Cemetery.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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