Julia Ann (Milligan) Martin died at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook on Friday, March 26, 2010. She was 88 years old.
She was born in McCook on April 28, 1921, to Charles Thomas and Ida Marie (Gordon) Milligan, Jr. She graduated from McCook High School in 1940 and McCook Junior College in 1942.
She married Earle R. G. Smith in 1944, who lost his life in an airplane accident while serving in the U.S. Air Corps.
Julia married Kenneth Robert Martin on October 1, 1948, in McCook. Following their marriage, they made their home in Denver for 14 years, and then moved to the Chicago area in Illinois in 1962. They moved back to McCook in 1984 following Ken's retirement from United Airlines.
She enjoyed music, knitting, making greeting cards on the computer and most of all, her family.
She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Eureka Chapter No. 86, Social Order of Beauceant, Assembly No. 177 in North Platte, and the Magna Carta Dames.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Earle in 1945; and a sister, Virginia Marie (Milligan) Pankow.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of McCook; son, Ronald Smith and wife, Gail of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Mary Keslin of McCook; brother, Charles Milligan of Cortez, Colo.; grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Timothy Smith, Catherine McGegee, Kenneth Keslin; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St Alban's Episcopal Church with Rev. Mary Hendricks, officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Alban's Columbarium.
The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements