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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL

OBITUARY

Martha Jane Beach

November 2, 1929December 30, 2019
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On Dec. 30, 2019, Martha Jane Norwood Beach (Winter Garden) was called home to her heavenly father. She was 90.

Martha was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Athens, Alabama and moved to Winter Garden, Florida when she was 2.

Her first job was as a telephone operator for Florida Telephone for many years until she became a comptroller with Orange County, where she worked for 30 years until retirement. While working for the telephone company she met and married the love of her life, Arthur Beach. They wed after three months of dating; everyone told her it would not last; Jan. 25 would have been their 69th wedding anniversary.

Martha was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and served in the church. She was a loving and kind daughter, sister, wife, mother and Nana.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Bruce and Lillian Norwood, sister Mary Norwood, brothers Thomas Norwood and Bobby Joe Norwood and her daughter, Pamela Jane Beach (Fogle).

She is survived by her husband of 68 years Arthur Beach (Winter Garden) sister, Janet Chisolm (Dallas), son-in-law William C. Fogle (Orlando), her two granddaughters Jennifer (Graeme) Lay (Orlando) and Heather (Eric) Shaver (Orlando), great-grandchildren Lennon Lay (Orlando) and Marley and Mela Shaver (Orlando), niece Nancy Norwood (Winter Garden) and many other nieces and nephews.

Her funeral arrangements will be handled by Woodlawn in Gotha, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Committal Service Sunday, January 5, 2020

Memories

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Brenda Carreker

January 1, 2020

Martha was one of the sweetest and most gentle persons I have known. She was always encouraging and had a beautiful smile. She worked graciously through a life of physical pain and still smiled. She will be missed but it is a blessing to know she is now free of pain and walking briskly in Heaven.

Nancy Norwood

January 1, 2020

To sweet lady in the world. I will miss her smile and her soft voice. When she smile her face light up .if you need to talk to her she was there for you. I miss her so much . Now she not hurt nomore . I love the best in the world.. She her family so much LOVE NANCY

Jennifer Lay

December 31, 2019

My Nana, My best friend in the entire world. I know you are now healed & free and with my Mama. I will love you forever for we have been bonded for life since the day I was born. The best grandmother in the whole world!

Love forever,
Jennifer #1

Brian Chisolm

December 31, 2019

I love you aunt Martha, haven has gained a special angel.

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