MARTIN, Doris (Kenyon)
NORMAN, Okla. - Doris K. Martin, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas, with the Rev. Roy Wheeler officiating. Arrangements are by Havenbrook Funeral Home. Doris was born May 10, 1923, in Amarillo, the second child of John Wesley Kenyon and Murl Lockhart Kenyon. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1941 and Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha in 1946 where she received a B.A. degree in art. On July 22, 1946, she married Terry C. Martin, who preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1975. Doris was a longtime resident of Canyon, Texas, where she raised her family and owned and operated West Texas Arts and Ticky Tacky stores with her husband. Family was the most important thing to Doris, her happiest times were spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and when she wasn't with them, she was talking about them and what she could do for them. She had many other interests, including traveling with her lifelong friend Verlie Doing of Searchlight, Nev. She kept in touch with other longtime friends like Polly Dunn of Bayfield, Colo., and enjoyed new friends, especially Sarah Dixon, at the Arbor House Assisted Living Center in Norman, where she lived the last three years of her life. As an artist, she enjoyed painting, woodcarving, glass tile mosaics and many other crafts. Doris and her husband were interested in politics and actively supported many candidates for various offices. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. She will be greatly missed by family and an abundance of friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard W. Kenyon and John W. Kenyon Jr. Survivors include three children, Terry C. Martin and Trudy K. Martin, both of Norman, and Michael L. Martin of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Joshua Martin, Chuck Martin and wife Leslie, Robert Martin and wife Jennifer, and David Martin; and two great-grandchildren, Kyla Frank, daughter of Joshua Martin, and Miriam Martin, daughter of Robert and Jennifer Martin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.