Martha J. Anderson, longtime Ponca City resident passed Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Via Christi Nursing Center with her family by her side. Martha passed after a short 3 month battle with cancer. She was 74 years of age.
She was born January 20, 1941 in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Garland Gray and Edna Earl (Russell) Gray. She attended grade school in Roane, Texas and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959. She was married to Guy Anderson on March 3, 1962. The couple moved to Ponca City in 1967. She had been employed as a para professional with the Ponca City Schools until her retirement in 2004.
Martha was a longtime member of the Ponca City First Baptist Church where she served on the hospitality committee for several years. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them participate in various events. She also enjoyed outings with her friends, reading Christian historical fiction, and watching Guy taking care for her flowers and plants.
Martha is survived by her husband Guy, of the home; her mother, Edna Gray of Fort Worth, Texas; four children, Ray Anderson and wife Kim, of Wichita, Kansas, Debora Gooch and husband Phil, of Ponca City, David Anderson and wife Dondi, of Ponca City and Patricia Sue Box and husband Allen, of Edmond, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Adam and Jason Anderson, Nathan and Ryan Gooch, Christian Fearnow, Casey Anderson, and Kaila and Alicia Box; one great granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Anderson; two sisters, Helen Sue Jones and husband Tom, of Cameron, Texas and Patricia Ann Anderson and husband Willy, of Fort Worth, Texas; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Grace Memorial Chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Taylor presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Mission Line, 218 South 6th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.