Barbara Salmond Martin
December 30, 1940 - February 21, 2012
Barbara Salmond Martin, 71, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2012 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 30, 1940 to Duncan and Jessie Salmond.
Barbara graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and began a long, rewarding career as a nurse. She met her husband, Jerry Dale Martin while at the University of Virginia and they married on August 31, 1963. Over the next 22 years, Barbara moved frequently with her husband, who was in the Air Force. They retired in San Antonio, later moving to Missouri City.
Barbara was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church Missouri City. Barbara volunteered for the Girl Scouts, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Dale Martin; two daughters, Juli Ann Salzman and Michelle Leigh Ruben; two sons-in-law, John Andrew Salzman and Gregg Noah Ruben; five grandchildren, Trenady Michelle Rainwater, Justin Gregory Rainwater, Joshua Kyle Ruben, Zachary Scott Ruben, and Calleigh Brooke Ruben; and two step-grandchildren, Catherine Ann Salzman and James Edward Salzman.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church Missouri City on Monday February 27th at 10:00 am, with private family viewing preceding at 9:30 am. Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 29th at Houston National Cemetery at 11:00 am. Pallbearers will be Guy Martin, Wilson Martin, Jeff Rainwater, Justin Rainwater, Elliott Ruben, Gregg Ruben, and John Salzman.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara’s wishes were that she be remembered through a donation used to support the MDACC program for young children of cancer patients. Memorial donations may be made to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
ATTN: Barbara Martin Memorial Gift
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, TX 77210-4486
Please note Barbara Martin Memorial gift on any donations.
God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain, We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide.
You live on through your children, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and nurse that will be missed by all her friends and family.
Mon., Feb 27, 2012
First United Methodist Church-Missouri City
3900 Lexington Blvd.
Missouri City, TX 77459
Wed., Feb 29, 2012
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038