Marta Villa

June 28, 1935December 2, 2018

83, born in Valley Center, KS on June 28, 1935, passed away on December 2, 2018. Preceding her in death are her parents Fidel and Maria Flores, husband Panfilo Villa, son Kenneth Villa, granddaughter Sana Villa, adopted son Michael Escalante and her 4 siblings. Marta was a Foster Grandparent with St. Anthony's Family Shelter for 27 years, she enjoyed helping many "grandchildren" over the years. She was awarded by the Mayor for her long service with the program. She was a stay-at-home mom and grandma, she was the foundation of her family, who meant everything to her. She is survived by her children Daniel (Gina), Johnny (Teresa), Chris (Terri) Escalante, Carlos, Reuben (Geha), and Annette; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be planned by family at a later date.


Marta Villa

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The Foster Grandparent Program

January 7, 2019

To the family,
The Foster Grandparent program sends it's deepest condolences to the family of one of our most dedicated volunteers, Martha Villa. Words seem to not express enough of just how loved and cherished grandma Martha was to each of us. She was a pillar of kindness & loyalty at the Anthony Family Shelter. Martha assisted many children, encouraged parents, and helped the staff on a daily basis. Martha loved her work as well as the lives she touched. We loved and will miss her quiet and gentle spirit. Praying God's peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time.

The Foster Grandparent Program Staff & volunteers


December 4, 2018

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family during this time of sorrow(2 Corinthians 1:3,4).