Louise Martin, 75, died Dec. 19, 2003 in Cottonwood. She was born in Payson March 10, 1928 to Wesley and Maggie Powers, and was delivered by Dr. Risser in a house on Main Street.
True pioneers, Martin's grandmother and family had arrived by wagon in Christopher Creek from Texas in 1914.
She met her husband, Harold Martin, in 1945 at a dance hall at Kohl's Ranch, upon his return from his European stint in the Air Force. They were married Nov. 20, 1945 in Phoenix.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold; three children, Donna Wall of Cottonwood, Gary Martin of Buckeye and Terri Major of Colorado; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Archie Martin of Tonto Basin; and mother, Maggie Powers of Payson; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services have already been held.
Arrangements by Hepler Funeral Home of Camp Verde.