Dubuque Telegraph Herald - May 24, 2012
Carol A. Martin, 62, of 7828 Trails Edge Drive, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Lisa, from complications of COPD.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Ressler officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2659 Kennedy Road, where a parish scripture wake service will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Carol was born on Aug. 12, 1949, in Cascade, Iowa, the first born child of John and Mary (Hanfelt) Boulting. She attended school in Dubuque through her sophomore year when her family moved to Dyersville. She graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1967. After graduation, she worked at Ertl Toys and Flexsteel.
On April 10, 1976, she was united in marriage to Donald C. Martin in the house they enjoyed 32 years together until Donald's passing on Feb. 24, 2009. Carol loved being a homemaker and took pride in always providing a warm and loving home for her family.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.
Carol's passion was bird watching and feeding orioles and humming birds. Her hobbies were playing cards, crossword puzzles and gardening with her daughter and grandsons. Her true joy and fulfillment came by spending time with her grandchildren, Hunter and Conner Lahey. She especially enjoyed taking them to the park, playing games on the computer and reading their favorite stories.
Surviving are her daughters, Lisa Kelly (Martin), of Dubuque, and Jody (Tony) Lahey, of Sherrill, Iowa; two grandsons, Hunter and Conner Lahey; her former son-in-law, Rick Kelly; two brothers, Steve (Jeanne) Boulting, of Dubuque, and David Boulting, of Guttenberg, Iowa; a sister, Diana Ollendick, of Dyersville, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Carolyn "Cookie" (Paul) Bodish, of Durango, Iowa; and a brother-in-law, Arnold "Arnie" (Sue) Martin, of Kirkland, Wash.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Boulting; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arnold and Viola Martin; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn "Maggie" Bryson.
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