OBITUARY

Theresa Fay "Duck" Martin

April 27, 1935July 5, 2018
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Theresa Fay Martin passed into heaven, July 5, 2018 where she will have a reunion with her parents and siblings. Born April 27, 1935 the youngest child of Ellis and Clara Barnes Martin. Those whom knew her, mostly simply as “Duck”. Her passion in life was family, friends, and her ART. Duck was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church and member of Abernathy Riding Club. She was a Floral Designer for all three Wholesale Florist in Lubbock at one time.

As a young girl she started carving on bars of soap. Discovering her love and talent for ALL THINGS WESTERN. She learned to carve wood, create bronze and aluminum sculptures. Duck once stated “Kids, Horses, Cowboys; That’s what I like; that’s what I know”. Displaying her art sculptures at National Cowboy Symposium, Western Heritage Classic, Golden Boot Award in California, Cowboy Classic Film Festival, Wyoming and numerous art galleries. She was proudest of sculptures in aluminum at Lubbock High School “WESTERNER” and Coronado High School “MUSTANG”.

She started teaching in Art in Lamesa, TX in 1966. Moving to Matthews Junior High in 1968. Lubbock High School in 1975, of which she was a graduate Class of 1953. Graduating Texas Tech University. Preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mozelle Goble, brothers Keith Martin and Bayless Martin.

Duck was a second mom to her nephews and nieces, J.C. Goble, and Gary Goble of Lubbock, Lynn Goble of Abernathy, Michelle Meyer and Fred of Dallas, Melissa Pate and Matt of Plano. Six great nieces and nephews and many former students.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am. Monday July 9, 2018 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel with Pastor Syl Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Sunday July 8, 2018 at Resthaven Funeral Home from 2-4 pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Ellis and Clara Martin, Parents
  • Mozelle Goble, Keith Martin and Bayless Martin, Siblings
  • J.C. Goble, Gary Goble, Lynn Goble, Michelle Meyer and Fred, Melissa Pate and Matt, Nephews & Nieces
  • Six great nieces and nephews and many former students.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Ellis Goble
  • Fred Meyer
  • Johnny Mornea
  • Brice Chapman
  • Baker Chapman
  • Maj. Robbie Robinson
  • Dr. Larry Faley

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
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Duck was always ready to reunite with former students. Paul Flores,Theresa Martin and Johnny Molina at LHS class of‘76 reunion.

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Biography

      Theresa Fay "Duck" Martin was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Theresa will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was born on April 27, 1935 in Lubbock, Texas and was the daughter of Ellis and Clara Martin.  Theresa was raised with three siblings. She had two brothers, Keith and Bayless, and one sister, Mozelle. Theresa was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Theresa had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1953. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Theresa enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Theresa was able to manage the balancing act. She graduated from Texas Tech University.

      Fortunately, Theresa enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Theresa worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. She was a Floral Designer for all three Wholesale Florist in Lubbock at one time. Her primary occupation was teaching. She started teaching in Art in Lamesa, TX in 1966. She moved to Matthews Junior High in 1968 and Lubbock High School in 1975. Theresa always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Theresa enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. As a young girl she started carving on bars of soap. Discovering her love and talent for ALL THINGS WESTERN. She learned to carve wood, create bronze and aluminum sculptures. Duck once stated “Kids, Horses, Cowboys; That’s what I like; that’s what I know”. Displaying her art sculptures at National Cowboy Symposium, Western Heritage Classic, Golden Boot Award in California, Cowboy Classic Film Festival, Wyoming and numerous art galleries. She was proudest of sculptures in aluminum at Lubbock High School “WESTERNER” and Coronado High School “MUSTANG”. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Theresa’s faith was important to her. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Abernathy Riding Club.

      Theresa passed away on July 5, 2018 at The Plaza of Lubbock. She is survived by her nephews and nieces, J.C. Goble, Gary Goble, Lynn Goble, Michelle Meyer and Fred, Melissa Pate and Matt; six great-nieces and nephews and many former students. Services were held at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Theresa was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Theresa was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Theresa leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Theresa Fay "Duck" Martin.