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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

OBITUARY

Martha Alford

July 1, 1957May 8, 2020
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Mrs. Martha L Alford, age 62, of Hilltop Lakes, Texas, passed away Friday May 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Martha was born July 1, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to Manuel and Magdalena Ledesma. Early in her career she attended Houston Community College aiming for her bachelor's degree. She was just a few credits shy when her career became too demanding and she was unable to reach her goal. We hoped one day she would have the opportunity again to complete her education, but we are still proud of the accomplishments she was able to make in life.

Martha's career started in the telecommunications field as an operator for Southwestern Bell in San Antonio, TX. Her experience grew as she advanced in her field to become a communications technician for several companies including Sharpstown General Hospital, Hermann Hospital and Rice University. When she moved on from telecommunications, she thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work for HEB as a Party Planner. This suited her perfectly, as everyone knows she could throw one heck of a party! She never met a stranger, lit up a room and was always the life of the party. She had a smile that was infectious and was never at a loss of words. She was a Sunday school teacher, a Boy Scout volunteer and an avid reader. Later in life, Martha was offered the best opportunity anyone could ask for, as raising and caring for her grandbabies became her new mission in life. Martha's biggest passion was her family, especially her grandchildren whom she cared for and spoiled at every opportunity.

Martha was preceded in death by her father Manuel Ledesma; her youngest brother, Jesse Ledesma; and her older sister, Linda Coble. She leaves behind her loving husband of 14 years, Wayne Alford; her two sons, Raul Araiza and wife Vivian, Ryan Araiza and wife Charlene; her two daughters, Vicky Araiza, Scarlett Whittaker; ten grandchildren, Jordan and Ian Whittaker, Emma, Aiden and Jonah Araiza, Alex and Britney Watkins, Trent and Trey Sneed, Preciliano Delgado; her mother, Magdalena Ledesma; older sisters, Clara Sandifer, Rose Dalton; younger brother Jimmy Ledesma; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

A visitation for Martha will be held Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Katy Funeral Home, 23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77494. A funeral service will occur Monday, May 18, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Katy Funeral Home. The service will be livestreamed on Katy Funeral Home's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KatyFuneralHome/).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.katyfh.com for the Alford family. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Martha's name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020

Memories

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Bobbie jo Luna

May 18, 2020

My condolence to the family. Martha was such a sweet, kind person. She will be missed. Fly with the Angels Martha.

Davonna Dehay

May 18, 2020

To everyone that Martha’s smile, strength, and generosity has touched ..... I’m with you during this time of loss. As I look through all the pictures, and my eyes fill up with tears, I’m reminded of what a beautiful soul she is. How full and vibrant of a women!!! And what a smile! I will always think of her that way. As I am in Southern California and can’t attend the funeral, I lit a candle in honor of her this morning. And then a crazy thing happened - it rained here.!!! as some of you know it never does... all to me the spirit of Martha. My heart goes to her family and friends. Martha you will be missed. - Davonna (Wayne’s cousin)

Debra West

May 18, 2020

So sorry to hear of Martha's passing, love and prayers to Wayne and the family. I'll remember her smile, and genuine care for others when in need. May the pain ease with time, and the touching service I viewed online, be a testimony in her memory.

Renee Miller

May 18, 2020

Raul and Ryan,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. I will forever remember her kindness and love. She always made us laugh a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Sending all my love.

Jeanne Finigan

May 17, 2020

For my cousin, Wayne and the many other family and friends of Marthas, Thank you for contributing to her joy that she reflected right back on everyone around her! Her smile was contagious , her voice so caring and kind. Love and prayers to this, oh so beautiful family. So many precious babies ... many grown now. Such a beautiful family of love for one another. Love and prayers for peace, comfort and the hope of Gods promises! Blessings to each of you!!!

Kenneth Luna

May 17, 2020

This is for my grandmother magdalena Ledesma. You have always been a wonderful mother and grandmother to so many of us. My heart goes out to you at this time. I know you you have so much love for all your children and grandkids and your family. One day we will all be reunited in God's glorious Kingdom forever. We have God With Us at all times and he never leaves us or forsake us in our time of need. He is with you all the family at this time. God will call us home one day where there will be no more sadness. My mom, Jesse and now Martha will be waiting for us. May God always be with you my beautiful grandmother. Love you forever and ever Kenny

Kenneth Luna

May 17, 2020

Martha was my favorite aunt. My mother and her were close. She was there the night my mom died. I regret that I have not kept in contact with this side of my family but they all have been in my heart and thoughts through the years. My deepest condolences go to her husband, vikki,scarlett,raul,Ryan and her many grandchildren. I know how it is to lose a mother. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. My God be with you at this time. God bless you all. Love always Kenny.

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