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Beverly Lynn Martin, 94, died peacefully on May 18, 2021 at home in Austin, TX with her daughter, Carol, and granddaughter, Kathryn, by her side. She was born to John Mike and Alma Iva (Duncan) Scott on November 2, 1926 in Joplin, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, C. H. (Skeezix) Martin, and three brothers.
When Beverly was in junior high school, her family moved to Monahans, TX. After graduating from high school and attending college, she returned to Monahans where she worked at Texas Electric Company with her best friend, Nita. Skeezix sold cars across the street at Oak Winn Motor Company. As she passed by on her daily coffee breaks with Nita, he would use his salesmanship to try to get her to go dancing with him. She negotiated him down to a coffee date. Dancing followed, and they married on February 12, 1949.
In 1950, they moved to Kermit, TX and purchased a gas station. Beverly was the morning crew and opened the station every day. Carol was born in Kermit in 1952. When Skeezix had the opportunity to go into the oil business in 1959, they moved their family to Odessa where she and Skeezix lived until his death in 2011.
They lived full lives. They loved dancing and entertaining. Beverly was a terrific cook. They were active members of the Odessa Country Club for decades. Beverly spent many hours at the bridge table with her friends.
She moved to Horseshoe Bay, TX in June 2017 to be near her daughter. She loved living there and continued to play bridge until an accident sent her to Querencia Senior Living Community in Austin for rehab. She enjoyed the community and activities at Querencia and decided to stay after completing treatment. When the Covid-19 quarantine separated her from her friends, she moved in with Carol where they brought each other great joy in her last months.
She is survived by her only child, Carol, grandchildren, Clint Hall and Kathryn Vuicich, great-grandchildren, Martin Hall, Philip Hall, and Elyse Vuicich, and her loving nieces and nephews. A private family celebration of life will be held later in the summer.
An online guest registry may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com.
Beverly's care entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. 325-388-0008
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