Martha Ann Tod was born in Nogales, Arizona on December 20, 1927. She passed away on March 1, 2012, in Payson, Arizona.
Martha was a teacher in Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Springerville Arizona. Martha attended Nogales High, She was a member of the honor society, and graduated Cum Laude in 1948. She attended University of Arizona, and was in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Martha attended Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University, for her past graduate studies.
Martha was a past President of Cocopah P.T.A. She was teacher of the year, at Round Valley Elementary School in 1985. She was a member of the Arizona Archaeology Society, Greer Civic Club, and the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities. She was in the 2005 “Who’s Who in America.” With her husband James William Tod, Sr. They built and ran Antler Ridge rental cabins in Greer, Arizona, for 21 years.
Martha lived her life to the fullest, and raised five boys. She was most proud of her family and her Love of God. She enjoyed the outdoors, and never stopped learning. She took classes into her seventies. Martha had a home in Clarkdale, and a cabin in Greer, AZ.
Martha will be missed, and always remembered for the kind and loving, person that she was. She touched many lives, and the world is a better place because she was here.
Martha is survived by her husband James W. Tod Sr. Her sons, James W Tod Jr., William J. Tod and wife Pam, Robert T. Tod, John M. Tod and fiancé Sharon, Gerald J. Tod and fiancée Tara. She leaves behind eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one on the way.
A memorial service will be held March 24, 2012 at 3 pm at the Valley View Bible Church, 4222 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253. The family requests donations in honor of Martha be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Information provided by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.