Obituary for MARTIN

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday October 29, 2009

RoseMary, nee DoBell Martin, age 72, a native New Mexican residing in Rio Communities and formerly of Albuquerque passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. She was born in Albuquerque's St. Joseph Hospital and birthed three of her four children there. She was the second daughter of William Edwin and Elizabeth (Maddison) DoBell. RoseMary married John Thomas Martin on April 7, 1956 at the chapel on Sandia Base. She is survived by four daughters, Vanessa Lynn and Kevin Marsden, Rosanna and Randall Menck, Paula Elizabeth and David Mytyk, and Leslie Irene Churan. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin C. Marsden, Jr., and Lupe Mercado Marsden, Tara Marsden Barragan and Jesse Barragan, Lindsay Marsden Gann and Ryan Gann, Christine Marsden Sachs and Richard Harold Sachs, Patrick Thomas Marsden, Sherry Rebecca Marsden, Angela Menck, Andrew Menck, and Sarah Menck, Daniel John Menck, Chelsea Rose Mytyk, Taylor Kay Mytyk, Micaela Elizabeth Mytyk, Kyle Christopher Wood and Ashley Rose Churan. Her seven great-grandchildren will also miss her warm presence, Cassandra Lynn Barragan, Annaka Rose Barragan, Maya Kate Barragan, Audrey Elizabeth Menck, Allison Rosemary Menck, Jonah Miles Menck and Andrew Scott Menck. She passed her faith, her work ethic, and taught her children how to meet the needs of others with kindness and consideration... an enduring legacy of love. Rosie lost her father when she was 13. At this same age she obtained a job in a shop at Nob Hill that featured children's apparel. She was fiercely proud of attending Highland High School and Jefferson Junior High. Her first job on graduation in 1955 was secretary to John Riden Baugh, the manager of the Albuquerque offices of Gorman Engineering. He rewarded her performance for Christmas 1959 with the enormous bonus of $1,200.she was justly thrilled. Her husband's employment sadly took her out of Albuquerque to Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Santa Monica, Granada Hills, Lincoln but she thrived raising her four daughters as a stay at home mom and new friends sprang up in her warmth. She opened her home to any and every... impressing everyone with her self-sacrificing, thoughtful and gracious nature. In 1991, she and her husband in retirement moved to Rio Communities on the golf course east of Belen. She never met a game of scrabble she didn't like, delighted in crossword puzzles and reading novels. Her main love was party bridge and the many friends who came into her life. She related each had a quality she admired and enjoyed..even when they redoubled her bid. It was with great sorrow in 2005 her health forced an end to her participation. Her favorites were Butterfingers, Cheetos, Lay's Classic Potato Chips, Golden Pride fried chicken and an evening toddy. She loved her family, her siblings, Elizabeth Heise, Steve DoBell and wife, Joanne, Keith Niggel, brother-in-law, and her Ambercare Hospice caregivers, Dr. Joseph Aragon, Nurse Linda Barela and Nurse's aide Jeanette Burch. After being a widow for many years, Rosemary's mother, Elizabeth remarried noted Albuquerque artist, John P. Reynolds..thus gaining her beloved Reynold siblings. In passing she will miss her in-laws, her friends and neighbors but will joyously join her loved ones who preceded her in death..her parents, her sister, Patricia, sister, Antoinette Niggel; her brother, Bill DoBell; and brother-in-law, Richard Heise. A Mass and Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, 101 N. 10th Street, in Belen. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 916 Castillo, Belen, NM 87002. Sign RoseMary's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501

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