Mildred A. Martin passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017, in Abilene, Texas.
She was born June 11, 1930, in Texas City to Sosthenes (Sam) and Pauline Veillon Daigle. Mildred grew up in Spring Branch and graduated from Lamar High School in Houston. She studied three years at the University of Houston, majoring in Art and English.
In 1952, she met and married Roger T. Martin while he was serving as a communications officer and pilot in the US Navy. After living in Maryland for two years, they returned to Houston where they were blessed with four children. In addition to her work as a homemaker, Mildred assisted Roger in starting several sales businesses. In 1968, they designed and built a custom home in Pinehurst. They enjoyed many hours working outdoors developing a beautiful yard. She loved all aspects of nature and encouraged her childrens love of plants and pets.
Mildred served many years as a volunteer at Tomball Regional Medical Center. She and Roger also volunteered for the St. Vincent pantry at St. Anne?s Catholic Church where they attended for over 30 years. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed staying busy with various projects and crafts. She painted numerous oil paintings in later life and gave away many as gifts. She shared with her children her skills at sewing, gardening, and art work.
She was a quiet and sweet spirit who will be greatly missed.
Mildred is survived by her daughters Nanette Bebout; Alice (Craig) Prince; Jana (Douglas) Pierson; and son Tom (Susan) Martin. Her grandchildren are Andrea, Cody, Chad (Capri), and Amy. Great granddaughters are Gianna, Jewelia, Chanel and Ciera. She is also survived by two sisters, Madge (Jim) Muehr and Lydia Berger, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Roger who passed away in 2011.
Services will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home, Magnolia, Texas, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow at Klein Memorial Park, Pinehurst, Texas.
Memorials may be made to St. Annes Catholic Church, Tomball, Texas, or to the donors choice of charity.
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