Jean E. Martin, 66

J ean E. Martin, age 66, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Jean was born on April 3, 1944, in Whitehall, the daughter of Lawrence D. and Lorena (Hoyt) Holcomb.
Jean was a kind and loving person. She was constantly concerned about other people and their well-being. Most recently she had been employed as a home health aide, caring for the elderly. Previous places of employment were Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, Cumberland Farms and Ames.
Jean loved to cook. Therefore, it was only a natural thing for her to bake and cook lots of goodies, which she brought to share with family, friends and co-workers. Her kind nature led her to a yearly tradition she loved. A radio station in Glens Falls held a promotion looking for people to “adopt” a child for the holiday. This brought Jean much joy and helped fulfill her giving nature while doing something wonderful for someone else. She loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables. Her gardens were very extensive. And along with gardening she enjoyed watching birds. Her inside enjoyment came from making plastic canvas needlepoint creations and scrapbooking, as well as many other crafts.
Jean married Fred H. Martin in 1964.
Jean is predeceased by her father and a brother, Lawrence Holcomb.
In addition to Fred, she is also survived by her mother, Lorena; three sons, Fred of Granville, Donald of Comstock and Cory of Comstock; and three daughters, Vicky Tifft and her husband, Lee, of Fort Ann, Shelly Barker and her husband, Fred, of Salem and Tammy Tavenier and her husband, Keven, of Comstock. In addition she is survived by three brothers, Ernest, Fred and Daryl Holcomb, all of Granville; and four sisters, Janice Fiske of Schuylerville, Donna Purdy of Hartford, Harriet Holcomb of Castleton, Vt., and Dawn Holcomb of Norwich; as well as nine grandchildren, Pamela Williams, Jonathan Martin, Nicholas Martin, Anthony and Kathryn Tifft, Tori and Thomas Barker and James Tavenier, and Daigon Martin; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 27, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, with the Rev. Kevin Gebo. Calling hours were held Tuesday prior to the funeral. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contribution may be to the charity of one’s choice in Jean’s memory.

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