Catherine Ella Martin

catherine martin


Catherine Ella Leyda Martin


Born August 28, 1928 in Lackawanna, New York and died peacefully on June 18, 2016 in Denver, CO.


Katie was married to James Fredrick Martin in Machias, New York on February 14, 1948.  Daughter of Fredrick and Esther (Armstrong) Leyda of Blasdell, New York, Katie was a member of Eastern Star and Faith United Church of Christ in Boston, New York.  Upon closing her hair dressing business, Katie and Jim retired to Lake Chautauqua in Western New York, and then moved to Denver, Colorado.


She enjoyed boating and golf, but her true passion and artistic talent was in her carving and painting of wooden Santa Clauses and waterfowl.  She was a friend and good neighbor to everyone around her, and helped to unite any community that she joined.  Katie was also a member of her neighborhood sewer board in Denver.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie (Martin) and Dan Weaver of Dowagiac, MI, and son and daughter-in-law Max and Peggy Martin of Denver, CO, five grand children and five great grand children. 


A Celebration of Life/reception will be held on Saturday, July 9th, at 10:00 AM, at 4061 S. Clermont St., Englewood, CO, 80113.  Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and stories at the service.













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