Janet Martin, 74, of Glenwood, formerly of Lake Jackson Texas and Wagoner OK, slipped away peacefully on the 29th of May in Hot Springs. She was surrounded by loving family and friends.
She was born in Tulsa OK, on SEP 21, 1940 and graduated from Webster High School in Tulsa in the summer of 1958. Jan’s multifaceted career spanned the fields of insurance sales, restaurateur, catering, tailoring, government contracts and administration, cosmetology, public service, and corporate event planning.
In 1992 she married the love of her life, Ron Martin. They enjoyed 23 unforgettable years together raising grandchildren and nurturing a large and loving family. She enjoyed volunteerism, community service, women’s outreach and development, quilting, quilting design, quilting instruction, sewing, painting, woodcrafting, glass mosaic design, pottery, creative design, cooking, canning, gardening, entertaining, and various other arts and crafts. Her gifts were many and she joyfully shared them with anyone and everyone. Her devotion to family, friends, church and community were an inspiration to all that she touched.
Jan leaves behind many to cherish her memory. Her loving husband, Ronald Merritt Martin, a sister Anne Oakes and husband Bill of Lake Jackson, TX, two daughters, Traci Miller Mullenix and husband Brian of Rockwall, TX and Lorraine Davis and husband Jay of Lake Jackson, TX. Three sons, Randy Miller and wife Karen of Chattanooga, TN and Duane Miller and wife Michelle of Meade, OK and Jerry Don Miller and wife Kimberlea of Cumby, TX. Grandchildren, Amber Adams and husband John of San Antonio, TX and Chris Davis of Austin, TX and Cameron and Hannah Miller of Chattanooga, TN and Luna Miller, Katie and Ashley Mullenix of Rockwall, TX and Logan Miller of Cumby, TX and Thomas and P.J. Emro of Meade, OK. Great Grandchildren, Katy and Thomas Adams of SanAntonio, TX.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Lon and Lois Lewis and two brothers Don and Bob Lewis and daughter Ronda Crouch.
A celebration of Jan’s extraordinary life will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Glenwood Church of Christ, 1300 Hwy 70W, Glenwood, AR 71943 with Minister E.J. Johnson graciously officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in Jan’s name.