Martha Maddix

Martha M. Maddix, born September 22, 1930, in her grandmother’s house in Gratiot County, Michigan, and raised a half mile away. 

She attended Dagget School through 8th grade, then Ashley High School graduating in 1948. She earned a varsity letter for basketball, and the graduating class’s Commercial Award. After graduation, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse through Lansing Community College, Michigan. 

Martha married James L. Maddix, December 3, 1949, and traveled with him to Navy duty stations in Annapolis, Maryland, Charleston, South Carolina, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Martha worked at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis, Maryland

Jim and Martha had four children James, Chris, David, and Rebecca.                                          

Later they settled in Mason, Michigan, where she worked at Mason General Hospital for 25 years, until it closed. Eventually they moved to Gaylord, Michigan in 1986, Martha worked for Beverly Enterprises at the Provincial House. 

She was involved in many different activities including, St. Mary Cathedral and Daughters of Isabella in Gaylord She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mason Chapter 150, and served as Worthy Matron in 1968-1969,  50-Year Member of the Western Bohemian Fraternal Association, Michigan Lodge 225, Bannister, Michigan.  Also was a member of Tribal Elders, St. Ignace -Sault St Marie tribe Chippewa Indians.

A funeral service will be held Monday, June 10, at 12:00 p.m., with a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49734.

4 Comments

  1. Kylie June 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    My beloved Miss Martha, I only spent a very short while with you but you became such a huge part of my life. My job at the August Haus will never be the same without your sassy face! I miss you so much already, and I’m so glad I could be apart of your life. I will always remember you saying “love you baby” to me as I leave your room! I’m so sorry David and family, and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful mother/grandmother with me!

  2. Judy Schmitt June 7, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Dear James, Chris, David & Rebecca,

    Our Lady of Grace Circle would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Martha was also a member of our new group. Even though she could not attend meetings, she wanted to still be part of the former D of I. She was a devout woman who put others first, especially her Jim.

    It’s funny how just yesterday I came across her recipe for “Bridal Loaf” and thought of her. She had made this delicious and elegant sandwich loaf several years ago for one of our meetings, and it was a hit. May all the angels and saints now enjoy it with her!

  3. Karen Blakely June 9, 2019 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear loved one.

  4. Bob & Sue Blasius June 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    To Martha’s family:

    Martha was a wonderful women with deep faith and joy of heart. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone. You will be greatly missed. God Bless as you join your love, Jim.

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