Mary ‘Beth’ Martin, 70, retired registered nurse and administrator

Mary 'Beth' Martin
Mary ‘Beth’ Martin

Mary “Beth” Martin, 70, was born Feb. 19, 1949, and passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Bay City, Michigan, to the late Kenneth Guettler and Frances Pierce Kellam. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Lloyd Kellam; sister, Amber; and two nieces, Sasha and Jennifer.

Beth became a registered nurse in 1971, and she was dedicated to her profession, working her way up to head nurse and into administration. She transitioned from the hospital setting to working as an administrator for Optima Health, where she worked until her retirement in 2014. Beth was passionate about gardening and was a voracious reader who favored mysteries. She was also a phenomenal wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 32 years, Gordon Ray Martin; daughter, Carla Fitzgerald; stepson, Christopher; grandchildren, Spencer, Aaron, Macy, Tabytha and Vegas; great-granddaughter, Amelia; sisters, Cheryl, Kennie Gail and Rebecca; dear friends, Joan and Carl; and nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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