Memorial ServiceWesley Brethren Church
Brenham, Tx. 77833
Marie Ruth Martin passed to her heavenly home March 7th, 2019 at Porta Caeli House, Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 90.
Marie was born in Wesley, Texas on October 1st, 1928 to Frank Surovik and Marie Pomykal Surovik. She was the youngest of the eleven children born to them. She was raised in the Czech community of Wesley near Brenham.
Marie met her future husband at Brentex Mills in Brenham, and they married in 1953. In In 1960 they moved to 20 acres near Independence. The family moved to Brenham a few years later, where they were active members of Calvary Baptist Church.
She retired from a factory job in 1993. She later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to be near her daughter and two grandchildren.
Marie enjoyed retirement, becoming active in Parkview Baptist Church. She faithfully oversaw her grandchildren’s attendance and provided spiritual guidance always. Her favorite pastime was the sewing ministry. She spent many happy Wednesday mornings creating toys and clothing items donated locally and around the world.
Marie also enjoyed vegetable and flowers gardening. She supported all Texas professional and college baseball and football teams and enjoyed watching the games on TV.
The last year of her life she moved to Prairie Rose In Tulsa. She met many new friends that quickly seemed like old friends. Unfortunately, she did not have enough time to enjoy all the card, domino and bingo games she still wanted to play.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alex Joel Martin in 1980. The following were her brothers and sisters who also preceded her in death: Anna Ohrnberger (Carl); Charles and Loena Kramer Surovik; William Surovik; Lydia Boecker (Oswald); Vlasta Prescott (Willis); Frank and Esther Sebesta Surovik; Elsie Fox (Harry); Edwin and Gladys Sebesta Surovik; Henry Surovik; Daniel and Bessie (Mileska) Surovik, and brother-in-law L. C. Martin and wife Susie Martin.
She is survived by her daughter Vicki Diane Martin Hayward and partner James Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandson: Jackson Denver Hayward of Fredericksburg, Virginia; granddaughter: Tessa Lauren Hayward of Sherman Oaks, California and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Parkview Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Wesley Brethren Church, 9643 Wesley Church Lane, Brenham, Texas.
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