Morford, Martha M., Saginaw, Michigan

Went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. She was born on March 10, 1925, to William and Stella (Hobbs) Carroll. She married William G. Morford on August 30, 1947, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Saginaw; he preceded her in death on August 7, 1996. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. Martha loved her family very much! She was also very proud of her Irish heritage. She enjoyed helping others, gardening, sewing, cooking, walking, music and camping. Martha was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a member of Paws and Taws Square Dance Club, and a member of the choir at St. Helen Church. Martha loved doing volunteer work at St. Stephen Church where she was a member for many years. She did the church ironing at St. Stephen for almost 42 years. Before having her family she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital. She is survived by six daughters and one son: Mary (Jim) Wale of Merrill, Carol Frost of Farwell, Ellen Hrymecki of Merrill, Theresa Lockard of Novi, Jean (Gerald) Putnam of Rock Springs, WY, Margaret Ann (Clarence) Putnam of Shields, and Kenneth W. Morford (Ruthie) of LaCenter, WA; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Ann McEachin of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by a her parents; a daughter, Colleen Lowden, a brother William Carroll; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Morford, a son-in-law, James Lockard. Martha’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on July 26, 2010 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2445 N. Charles. Rev. Fr. Don McEachin will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Sunday, July 25, 2010 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church or Covenant VNA Hospice - Partners in Caring. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.