|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1920|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2009|
"Martin H. Ayers, born October 19, 1920 in Austin, Texas passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009 with his family blessed to be at his side. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Ayers and brothers, David, R. Q., and Newton Ayers. He is survived by his brother, William "Bill" Ayers and sister-in law Betty of Livingston, TX and sister, Doris Hyatt of Candor, NY. Martin is also survived by his loving family: daughter Anita Williams and husband Charles of Austin, grandsons Ryan Williams and wife Tarina and great-grand- daughter Alyssa Williams; grandsons Brad Williams and Randle Todd Williams; son Terry Ayers and wife Barbara of Pflugerville, grandsons Doug Ayers; Chris Ayers and wife Susan and great-grandson Ethan Ayers; son Randy Ayers and wife Marsha of Pflugerville, grandson Coby Ayers and great-grandson Craig Ayers; granddaughters Camille Ayers and great-grandson Roman Ayers; Caitlyn Ayers Curbow and husband Ryan and great-grandson Joel Curbow. Martin earned his Master Watchmaker Certification at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He became a widely known and well respected professional watchmaker/ jeweler in Austin for over five decades. In 1973 he realized his dream of owning and operating his own business, Martin Ayers Jewelers on Congress Avenue and later on Peyton Gin Rd. Martin served in the Texas National Guard, Company B, 111th Quarter- master Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. He was a Charter Member, Past President, and Poet Laureate of the Austin Guild of the Texas Watchmakers Association. He was a Trustee with the B.P.O.E., Elks Lodge #201, and a Life Member of the Descendants of Confederate Veterans. In his younger years he was actively involved in his children's sports activities and coached Little League baseball. He was unmatched in his washer pitching abilities, proved yearly at family reunions. Martin was very well known for his sense of fair play, extraordinary talent for storytelling, and unfailing, incredible wit and sense of humor. He was an instant friend to everyone he met and left a lasting impact on those who knew him. He always found a silver lining in life and chose to celebrate the brighter side of things. To all his family, he will forever be remembered as a tower of strength, courage, compassion, love, and inspiration...."
("Austin American-Statesman," November 18, 2009)
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Merrill Austin
Record added: Aug 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56985184