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Martha L. Harris Page, 88, and long time resident of Andrews, Texas passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Stonegate Lifecare Center in Parker, CO.
Her ashes will be taken back to Andrews, Texas in early summer to be buried beside her husband, Lee Roy Page. A memorial service will take place at that time for family and friends.
Please celebrate her life by visiting www.pfh-co.com
Martha was born on April 27, 1930 in Andrews, Texas to William “Bill” Alexander Harris and Vera McKinney Harris. She was the fourth child of 10 – 9 girls and 1 boy. The Harris family were early settlers in Andrews county farming and raising cattle. On October 16, 1972, Bill Harris was named “FACE OF A COWBOY,” in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. This picture and caption was published in 1975 in a book titled “CATTLE CALL.” Martha grew up knowing the "cowboy way” of life.
Martha met Lee Page when he came to Andrews after his discharge from the U.S. Army. Her older sister, Viola was married to Lee’s older brother Ted. Lee and Martha Page moved to Oklahoma City for a short time where their son, Ralph A. Page was born on August 29, 1947. When they returned to Andrews, Lee went to work for AMOCO and Martha went back to high school in 1953 when Ralph was in the first grade. She graduated in the spring of 1954 and went to work as a secretary for the Andrews Independent School District untill 1967. Over the years a love for Andrews history led Martha to serve as Executive Vice-Chairman of the Andrews County Heritage Book Committee. From this Committee came the huge endeavor to write and publish the “Andrews County History 1876 – 1978" book. She was so proud of helping with this amazing publication.
She loved visits with family with so many living close by. Playing bridge with friends and her love of cooking. Many treats were always available for grandkids that held special memories for them. Her gravy was so good that they nicknamed her “Gravy Granny!”
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lee Roy on November 1, 1990, and her 3 sisters, Bernice Vandever, Margaret Stroud, and Viola Page.
Martha is survived by:
Son Ralph A. Page and his wife Sherry Langston Page of Elizabeth, CO Grandson Shawn Page and his wife Kyla Maynard Page of Burns, WY
Great-grandchildren: Tanner, Hollynn, Jaedynn, and Gunner
Granddaughter Shelley Page Becker and her husband Barry Becker of Fredericksburg, Texas
Great-grandchildren: Ashley and David
Grandson Ryan Page of Hot Springs, SD
Great-grandchildren: Justin, Gabriella, and Evan
One brother, J.W. and Geraldine Harris of Mabank, Texas
Five sisters: LaRue Johnson of Camanche, Oklahoma, Rosie Teakell of Temple, Texas, Doris Chambers of Lampasas, Texas, Geneva and Alex Kutin of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Nona and Rick Goolsby of Weimar, Texas.
Memorials may be directed to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
The Bible tells a story of a women named Martha of Bethany whose brother Lazarus had just died. Martha questioned Jesus in saying “Lord,” if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask. Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL LIVE EVEN THOUGH HE DIES; AND WHOEVER LIVES AND BELIEVES IN ME WILL NEVER DIE. DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?” “Yes Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who was to come into the world.” John 11: 21-27
MARTHA LYDIA HARRIS PAGE
Also said “YES LORD, I BELIEVE!”
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