Our beloved mother Geraldine, (Jerry) Martini, age 92, passed away Friday evening November 25th, 2011 with family at her side. She was born in Sheridan, WY to Mabel A. and Newton (Jack) Maxted on March 13, 1919. She was one of six children, spending most of her childhood on the ranches on Dutch Creek where she also attended school. After moving to town, she went to work for families around town helping to support her family.
She married James (Pio) Martini on February 2, 1939 in Hardin, MT. They were married until Jim passed away in 1988. Jerry worked for Superior Laundry, Bill and Ruth Redle, and Sheridan High School. She wasw always home for her children when they came home from school.
Mom was a member of Navy Mothers of America, Does, Women’s Club, Homemaker’s Club, Polka Club, and TOPS; often being elected president more than once to each of them. She was a go-getter and a voracious card player. She was always willing to play cards until the wee hours of the morning if anyone could stay up with her. She was an excellent seamstress, knitter, crocheter and chief family cook.
Jerry was preced in death by her husband, brothers; Wayne, Jim, and Eddie Maxted, her two sisters; Myrtle Cochran and Louise Williams, and a daughter in law Sharon Martini. She is survived by her sons; Ron (Shirley) Martini and Larry (Jeanine) Martini and her daughter Nyla Haslip (Jon Sherry) all of Sheridan. Grandchildren; Tina, Bryan, Doug, Brandon, Jamie, Jody, Jay and great grandchildren; Lindsey, Nichole, and Grant Carson, Zachary, Turner, and Jackson Martini, Nicholas Shelby, and Harley Haslip, and Cole Whitlock.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Her family wishes to thank all her many friends, neighbors, relatives and caregivers over the years. Donations may be made in Jerry’s name to the Sheridan Senior Center at 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Kane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.