|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1921|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2007|
Avis Heggen Marts, daughter of Sanford Heggen and Emma Toresdahl Heggen, was born January 18, 1921 in Story County; rural Huxley, Iowa. She passed away June 27, 2007 at Afton Care Center at the age of 86.
Avis graduated from White Oak High School where she was a girls basketball forward and softball pitcher. She also sang solos during high school and Waldorf College. She married Roger L. Marts on August 8, 1942 in Abilene, Texas where Roger was stationed with the Army. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Roger Lee, Joyce and Julie.
Avis and Roger lived in the Elkhart area and Murray where they spent their last 17 years. Avis was a 4-H leader and a North Polk Band Boosters member. She also belonged to Busy Bee's (ladies social club). She was a homemaker, farmwife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed music, gardening, cooking and Bingo. She avidly followed college basketball and always loved her special pets.
Avis was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harold, Marlin and Arlo; and sister, Myrna.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Roger Lee Marts (Mary) of Barrington, IL, Joyce Watkins (Jess) of Scottsdale, AZ and Julie Chamberlain (Jim) of Murray; grandchildren, Eric Marts (Heather) of Barrington, IL, Amy Marts Cortez (Marc) of Chicago, IL, Jessica Watkins (Jay Klein) of Phoenix, AZ, Jen Watkins Carter (Barker) of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael Chamberlain (Missy) and Jeremy Chamberlain of Murray; great grandchildren, Ryan Marts of Barrington, IL, Calli, Tyler and Dillon Chamberlain of Murray; brother, Eugene Heggen of Ankeny; and other relatives and friends.
Roger Lee Marts (1945 - 2013)*
married Aug 8 1942
Created by: 46620252
Record added: May 30, 2007
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