Stoughton- Bettie J. Martin, age 62, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born in Stoughton on September 15, 1957.
In 1963 at the age of six, Bettie attended Kiddie Camp school in Madison. She was chosen to be "Little Miss Madison Area Girl" representing Madison Area retarded children. During this campaign she spoke with Senator Edward Kenney at a press conference and gave him her artwork. Senator Kennedy was here to dedicate Kennedy Laboratories for research. Bettie Jane graduated from St. Coletta School in Jefferson. She worked at the MARC Center in Stoughton most of her adult life.
Bettie Jane is survived by her sister, Susan Martin; and brother, Carlos Martin III. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren Street, Stoughton, with Rev. Sara Rabe officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following, in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in Wheeler Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, and from 9:00 AM until the time of services Friday at church. Memorials may be made to MARC Stoughton, 932 N. Page Street, Stoughton, WI, 53589.
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Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Bettie was a great woman. She always cared so much about her mom, who of course she warmly referred to as “Marjorie.” Bettie has the best smile, and she always smiled with a twinkle in her eye. I’ll miss Bettie. Heaven has gained another precious angel. My deepest sympathies to her siblings who survive her.
Mike Alioto, Madison, WI
So saddened to hear of Bettes passing. Always enjoyed her down @ Dads pharmacy....Howard come on I want a cherry coke...miss those fun & happy days and mostly ALL of those we have lost
Susan and Jimmy,
I was so sad to hear of Bettie’s passing. She was truly one of a kind! I had the pleasure of cutting her hair for many years and loved hearing her share everything that was going on in her life at that time, whether it be about a pet, a concert she went to or a dinner or dance with her friends from MARC. Bettie lived life to the fullest. I can still see her dancing up a storm at Susan’s wedding and hear her retell all her favorite Love Boat episodes. Bettie was such a loving and kind person and will be missed but never forgotten.
You have my deepest sympathy.
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