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Memorial Gardens Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery

3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Martha Evalyn Dilts

July 26, 1921January 9, 2020

Martha Evalyn Dilts was born to Edna Phyllis (Sparks) and Thomas Gilbert Brokaw in Vernon, Colorado. The family moved around Colorado, eventually settling in Woodland Park, Colorado where she met her husband, Alvin Ernest Dilts. They married on October 23, 1942, just before he entered World War II in Europe.

Martha was a career woman, working tirelessly as a house wife and mother 24/7. She was very talented with crafts and art. One of her favorite hobbies was fine china painting, and she even taught fine china painting classes to a group of ladies.

Even after her children were grown and moved away, her house was still home to all. At times it was like a motel and bed space was at a premium.

She cared for people and worked on many volunteer projects with the VFW. In her latter years, she tirelessly crocheted afghans, giving them to nursing homes and hospitals, reaching as far as St. Louis, MO and Colby, KS.

Martha is preceded in passing by husband Alvin, sister Bonnie Lundy and both her parents. Martha is survived by her loving and grateful children: Terry Bert Dilts (Katie), Larry Dean Dilts (Karen), Priscilla Sue Dilts Bauer, and Phyllis Ann Dilts Smith (Joe). Grandchildren: Joshua, Andrew, Kary, Geoffrey, and many great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

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Judy McCombe-Gandolf

January 17, 2020

Tom and Elsie McCombe were my father-in-law and mother-in-law. They were also very good friends with Martha and Al Dilts. Son Tom McCombe III and I often joined all of them at VFW suppers and dances. Tom III, who sadly passed away in 1993, had many fond memories of growing up with the Dilts children. I also still have lovely china that Elsie painted during Martha’s classes.

Later in life my husband, Richard Gandolf, cooked some meals at the VFW. Martha Dilts beautifully set up tables for the dinners and helped us serve. It was wonderful to reconnect with Martha, and Richard enjoyed her, too.

Martha Dilts was a very special lady who will always be remembered.

Lyndy Holzwarth

January 15, 2020

My sister, Charlene, and I have many fond memories of Martha . Our Mom, Ethel Baldwin, loved taking china painting classes with Martha. I'm sure everyone joked about her many lavender and purple flowers she painted on many, many plates, cups, and saucers.

Martha and Al were dear friends of my Mom and Dad, Ethel and Stanley Baldwin. They enjoyed a lot of fun poker parties, while all of "us kids' stayed downstairs. They attended many dinners and parties at the VFW, including some pretty funny Halloween parties.

A very special lady, Martha, she will be dearly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY