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Martha Elizabeth Whiting, 74, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
She was born in New Castle, Pa., on Jan. 31, 1943.
Martha was known as "Marti" to her many friends.
Marti spent her early years in western Pennsylvania, graduating from Wilmington Area High School. She pursued a career in nursing and received her RN from Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle.
Later in life, Marti continued her studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, earning her Master's Degree in Nursing in 1984. Marti was office manager of Family Physicians of Albuquerque for many years before her retirement in 1998. She devoted her life to the care and healing of others, sharing her warm, loving spirit.
After her retirement, Marti was active in Post-Polio Survivor organizations and the PEO Sisterhood, New Mexico State Chapter. Marti was also an avid reader and loved landscaping and gardening. She was devoted to her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all.
Marti leaves behind her confidante and companion of many years, Donald Pichler, M.D.; niece, Audrey Walker and husband Kevin and family; stepdaughter, Brenda and husband Kent and granddaughter, Amber; sisters, Roberta Scherer (William N. Scherer Jr.) of Pasadena, Md., and Norma Whiting of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Richard H. Whiting (Rosanne) of Edinburg, Pa., Mark J. Whiting of Mercer, Pa., and Philip J. Whiting (Diane) of Edinburg; along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Daniels Family Funeral Services Carlisle Chapel, 3113 Carlisle N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. A memorial service honoring the life of Marti will follow.
Donations may be made to Post Polio Survivors Association, 12720 La Reina Ave, Downey, Calif. 90242. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com.
Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87110
505-884-1188
Published on August 22, 2017
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