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Virginia Bernice Peace was born July 15, 1920, in Tyler, TX, daughter
of the late Benjamin and Nellie Ford Peace. She attended Tyler schools
and married Jeff Monroe Martin on March 2, 1940. The Martins moved to
Weatherford in 1950 where Virginia worked for Safeway Stores from 1956
until her retirement in 1986. She and Jeff were active members of
First Baptist Church of Weatherford. She always loved working in the
yard and had many beautiful blooms as a result. Virginia also enjoyed
watching the many birds that flew into their back yard. Virginia and
Jeff played 42 and 84 with friends from First Baptist Church, and she
also enjoyed playing canasta with other close friends. She enjoyed
traveling with her family as well as going on many bank- and
church-sponsored trips with friends.
"Granny" spent many evenings counting "lightning bugs" with all her
grandchildren from her front porch steps. She enjoyed watching
granddaughter Andrea compete in barrel races across North Texas; rode
all the wild rides at Six Flags with grandson Don; and picked up golf
balls, pecans and cans on walks with grandson Jeff.
After Jeff's death, Virginia was married to Obadiah "Obie" Beene of
Weatherford for 15 years until his death at the age of 106 in 2006.
Obie and Virginia continued growing beautiful flowers and vegetables.
She also helped him with his "honeybee business."
Virginia moved into Martin Crest Assisted Living on its first day of
operation in 2007 and truly loved all the special care partners who
were always there for her "at the click of a button"--and it clicked a
lot! Chicken Foot and Bingo were her favorite activities at Martin
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; by husbands Jeff Martin
in 1987 and Obadiah Beene in 2006; and sister, Ann Benton.
Survivors: Sister, Kathryn LeGros of Houston; son, Donald Ray Martin
and wife, Deborah, of Weatherford; daughter, Virginia Dianne Morrow
and husband, Jerry Don, of Azle; grandchildren, Donald Ray Martin Jr.
of Kansas City, MO; Andrea Morrow Potts and husband, Barrett, of
Arlington; Jeff Russell Morrow and wife, Reagan Woody Morrow, of
Colorado Springs, CO; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Lexi Potts of
Arlington; Gage and Macie Morrow of Colorado Springs; niece Barbara
Owens and husband, Jim, of Weatherford; as well as many other special
nieces and nephews and dear Martin Crest friends.