(April 18, 1922 – November 28, 2013)
Martha E. Pugsley, 91, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. Martha was born April 18, 1922 in Farwell, Michigan to Ernest and Minnie (Eisenhauer) Dell. She married Russell Pugsley November 23, 1940 in Vestaburg, Michigan. He preceded her on May 19, 2009. Martha was an avid Detroit Tigers fan; she loved the company of her neighbors and family and especially block parties. She shared with her grandchildren and great grandchildren her favorite fishing holes and sledding and skiing hills and taught them how to double-decker down the hill. She filled her spare time reading, cooking and baking for her family and friends–always willing to share. Martha is survived by her son Ronald (Darlene) Pugsley and daughters Nancy (Bill) Robison and Sue (Tom) Reed, grandchildren Dane (Laurie) Robison, Kari (Scott) Fitzgerald, Major Jenn Reed, Jay Reed, Michelle (Nathan) Kendall and Lynn Pugsley and great grandchildren Nicholas and Abigail Kendall, Sachiko Robison, Samantha and Olivia Fitzgerald, Shaelyn and Corbin Reed, and Chris, Hannah, and Jennifer Donaldson. She is also survived by her brother Henry Dell. Martha was predeceased by her brother Reynold Dell and sister Fern Dell. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Reverend John Pohanka officiating. Visitation for Martha will be Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 4-7 pm and on Monday from 12:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude’s Hospital or Diabetes Services at Mid Michigan Medical Center – Midland. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.