of Paris, AR
February 23, 1938 - April 12, 2022
Vera Elizabeth Martin, a resident of Paris, Arkansas passed away April 12, 2022 at her home at the age of 84. She was a Christian.Vera was born February 23, 1938 to her parents, Robert Young and Beatrice (Wadsen) Young in St. Helens, Lancashire England of the United Kingdom. She came to the United States with her parents at the age of 18 on the ship M.V. Britannic and landed in New York City. They resided in Ft. Worth, Texas where she worked at the Shady Oaks Country Club. Vera met her husband, Charles W. Martin, a chef there at the club and were married for 54 years. After living in Texas for 14 ½ years the family moved to Waldron, Arkansas in November 1972. Vera spoke willingly of her time on the farm where she worked hard, both ranching and taking care of the family. Vera was a loving, kind and thoughtful woman who was known for her hand crocheted and knitted items which she always shared with others. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles Martin; her daughter, Karen E. Martin Mays and her sister, Edith Malone.Survivors include her two sons, Neal Martin and wife, Kathy of Waldron and Larry Martin of Paris; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.There will be a Graveside service and burial at 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 15, 2022 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery on Ft. Chaffee off of Rattlesnake Canyon Road, officiated by Bro. Steve Breedlove. Funeral service and arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home Paris. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/parisPallbearers will be Alex Martin, Ethan Martin, Jared Mayes, Larry Parsons, TK Dictson and Tommy Sharp. Honorary Pallbearer will be Stan Rash.Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located approximately 6 miles west of Booneville, Arkansas on Fort Chaffee. Take State Hwy 10 west out of Booneville to Rattlesnake Canyon Road just past the Sebastian County & Logan County line, turn right on Rattlesnake Canyon Road and go north approximately 1.5 mile the cemetery will be on your left.
Your mother was a very special lady and we loved her dearly. Our prayers and thoughts go to the entire family. Love to all.
What a wonderful lady and a wonderful family. This world is a little darker, but heaven is a lot brighter. She is home, with her loving husband. I'm so glad they were part of my life.May she forever rest in God's loving arms.
We all loved sweet Vera. It was a privilege and delight to know her. May God give the family comfort and strength at this time.