OBITUARY

Ruth Martin

August 19, 1925January 11, 2019

Ruth Martin, 93 of Mount Dora, FL went home to be with her Lord on January 11, 2019. She was born in Miami, Florida on August 19, 1925. Ruth was a military wife and traveled the world with her husband on his duty assignments. She also was a long time employee for Sears working in Customer Service. Ruth had a strong faith and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Mt. Dora. When Ruth and her late husband lived at the beach, they enjoyed fishing, walking the beach and card games with friends. She was an avid bingo player, and never missed an online game of Words with Friends. Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James R. Martin. She is survived by her children: Maureen Backenstoss and husband Gil, Deborah Johns and husband Quint and Barbara Byrd and husband Dwight; her seven grandchildren and her fourteen great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora. Entombment will follow at 12 Noon at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Auburndale, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a mass dedication be made in your parish in memory of Ruth.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James R. Martin.

    She is survived by her children: Maureen Backenstoss and husband Gil, Deborah Johns and husband Quint and Barbara Byrd and husband Dwight; her seven grandchildren and her fourteen great grandchildren.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Douglas Skinner

January 28, 2019

I will never forget what a loving and gentle person my Grandmother was. Her passion for cooking and making music always stood out to me, as well as her calm demeanor and humorous nature. My day was brightened every time I saw her smile, and her joy for life will be forever remembered.

Barbara Byrd

January 20, 2019

Mom You were there for me no matter what. Your love and support never faltered. Because of your strength I was able to become who I am today. I will hold you in my heart forever....Your Baby

Maureen Backenstoss

January 16, 2019

Mom,
I am so grateful that we spent these past three years close together. You always thought of everyone's needs before your own.
I will always remember your dedication to family and especially to Dad in his final years. Your devotion to God and religious dedication was incomparable.
Each person in the family has a special memory and one of mine is when you emptied your handbag of every cent you had as I was on my way to FSU.
You were a model of humility, generosity and love. You will be in my heart forever.

Joseph Sanders

January 14, 2019

My Aunt Ruth's passing leaves the ache of missing her smile , her memory of our family history, and her wisdom given to her family and extended family. Some of the pain is lessened by knowing she is joining my Uncle Jimmy, her parents, and brothers and sister in heaven. Everyone she knew loved her for her sweetness and genuine love of life.

Deborah Johns

January 14, 2019

Mom you have always been the most influential person in my life. You will always be with me, in my heart and in my memories. Thank you for all that you did for me and the love you poured out so generously.

Jamie McIntosh

January 14, 2019

My sweet grandmother,
You always put others first. I have too many memories your unending patience, elegance, and grace to share here.
Love,
Jamie

Jeffrey Bassett

January 14, 2019

Will never forgot her lovely smile, positive attitude, and faith-filled Spirit. An inspiration that I could only hope to attain one day.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY