Margaret Lua (Dobson) Martin went to join her Lord and Savior Monday morning about 6 a.m. PDT, at her home, 101 Twin Peak Lane, Sequim, Wash.
Margaret had been a resident of Sequim since 1984. She was born in Sugar Grove, Pa., on April 25, 1929, the daughter of Ellsworth A. and Beulah F. Dodson.
She attended school in Lottsville, Pa. She was a 1947 graduate of Panama Central School, Panama, N.Y. She married Harvey L. Martin on Jan. 1, 1949, and they resided in Bear Lake, Pa., where she raised five children. They moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1969, then retired to Sequim in 1984.
Margaret Lua (Dobson) Martin
She traveled extensively with her husband, visiting China in 1987, standing in Tiananmen Square two years before the massacre.
She visited England and the continent in the 1980s and took a tour of Europe in the 1983. She went on a mission work project to Spain in 1986, and while there took a side trip on the ferry across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco, and another mission work trip in 1999 to Japan, near Mt. Fuji.
Margaret was a member of Sequim Bible Church, where she taught Sunday school for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey; her sister, Florence (Gail) Frank of Lakewood, N.Y.; son, Alan W. (Chris) Martin of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughters: Sherry (William) Schildhouse of Phoenix, Ariz., Caryl (Larry) Terashita of Dallas, Texas, Lynda (John) Rathmann of Sequim, Wash., and Gloria (Tim) Milanowski of Fairbanks, Alaska; 11 grandchildren: Kevin (Valeria) Martin, Terra (Jeremy) Preslan, Kristin (Jack) Napiontek, Jade (Jon) Peterson, Katee (Chris) Bedell, David (Melanie) Terashita, Holly (Matt) Wiedmann, Kelli and Lisa Justus and Jonathan and Joseph Milanowski; 14 great-grand-children: Teresa, Veronica and Michael Martin, Calvin Preslan, Taylor and Graydon Napionek, Riley and Jaden Wiedmann, Nathan Schildhouse, Mikayla and Olivia Peterson, Noah and Lilly Terashita and Myles Justus.
A memorial service was held at Sequim Bible Church on Aug. 2, 2013, with Pastor Shane McCrossen, officiating. Music at the service included How Great Thou Art, by her son-in-law, Larry Terashita.
Memorials may be made to Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 or Gideon's International.