Martha Anne Holbrook Boyd returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 1st 2020 at the age of 86.
She was born in Letcher County, KY on August 11, 1933 to Lula P. and Jesse S. Holbrook. Martha graduated from Whitesburg High School as class valedictorian. She attended Mary Washington University and graduated from the University of Kentucky, majoring in music. At UK she was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Martha met her future husband James Dee Boyd at UK on the steps of the administration building, and they began their life-long relationship. Martha and Jim were married on June 19th, 1954 in Whitesburg, KY. Their son James Paul was born in May 1955, and they moved to Lawrenceburg shortly after Paul was born. Martha and Jim were embraced by the community then and throughout their lives and were married for over 63 years.
Martha taught elementary school for many years as well as private piano lessons. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg and remained involved in many community activities. She enjoyed her bridge club, music, volunteer work, supporting and loving her family and keeping the cleanest house in Anderson County.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jesse S. Holbrook Jr. (Ruth), and her loving husband Jim. She is survived by her son Paul (Kim), 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Martha may be made to First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private service will be held.
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