Martha Browning died Aug. 6 in St. George, Utah, of causes incident to age.
Martha had a kind heart, a good sense of humor, determination to succeed, a strong work ethic, a regard for justice and a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She was an accomplished seamstress, spectacular cook, and competent, self-taught pianist and organist. She will be greatly missed.
as born Aug. 15, 1921 in Menan, Idaho, to Ole and Lula Hansen.
Her survivors include three children, Gary Browning and wife Joan, Martha Jean Ekins and husband Leo, and Judy Ann Lifferth and husband Ernest; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nadine Warner and husband Don and Janice Mueller and husband Everett; and one brother, David Hansen and wife Maureen.
Her husband Gerald, for whose many accomplishments she was essential, passed away July 2, 2005.
Martha grew up in southeastern Idaho and graduated from Midway High School in 1939. She married her high school sweetheart Dec, 27, 1939. She and Gerald owned a funeral home in St. Maries, 1952-75. In 1975 they retired and moved to Provo.
She was active in the LDS Church, serving as a teacher in all organizations and as Relief Society president multiple times. She and Gerald served an LDS mission to Nigeria, West Africa (1986-87) and were Provo temple workers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Cascade LDS Chapel, 481 E. Center St. in Orem, Utah. A viewing will precede the funeral, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in Provo City Cemetery. Services under the direction of Berg Mortuary, Provo, 801-373-1841. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LDS Humanitarian Services.
The family expresses deep appreciation to all who cared for Martha over the years, most recently and devotedly Bernadette Laub, Martha Jean Ekins, and Jayne Ann Hoyt.