Wednesday, April 12, 2006

In Loving Memory


Thought I would share the obituary that was in the paper today.

PULLEY Martha Jean , 85, died Mon., Apr. 10 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 14, 1920 in Columbus, OH; the daughter of Herbert and Leilya Law. She attended Northwestern University and University of Illinois before graduating with a degree in dramatic arts from University of Iowa in 1941, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Theta Alpha Phi drama honorary. She married Charles H. "Chuck" Pulley on July 3, 1942 and moved to Lexington in 1952 when Mr. Pulley took a position as general manager of Irving Air Chute Company. In her early years in Lexington she acted frequently in theatre productions with The Studio Players. Her lifelong love of travel brought her to the Lexington Travel Center in the 1960's, where her knowledge and expertise provided memorable travel experiences for her hundreds of friends and clients over the next 30+ years. She became the owner of Lexington Travel Center in 1970, opening branches in Frankfort and Ashland, and organized the first visit by private citizens to the People's Republic of China in 1978. During her more than 30 years in the industry she traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, India, the Far East and throughout North America, managed annual regional conventions of medical groups and was a member of the Lexington Business and Professional Women's Association. She and her husband maintained homes for many years in Vail, Colorado and Rio Verde, AZ, where they shared a love for the mountains, skiing and Native American art; becoming avid collectors of prints, sculpture, pottery and Navajo rugs. She shared her passion for foreign travel, her love of Southwestern art, British mystery, Big Band music, good food, dry gin martinis and fun with her many friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Habitat for Humanity.

I cut out all the extended family stuff in case they don't want their names printed on the internet which I do understand. She was an incredible woman and I am greatly going to miss her. I might have to have a dry gin martini even if I don't like them, just to have a toast to her. I really do miss her already. I hope she's having a nice martini right now.

In loving memory, from your niece,
KnittingMagicGirl

3 comments:

kayla said...

I understand what your going through. it must be tough. i was shocked to see her birthday. thats mine too. but im younger...by a lot. you can check out my blog. i would actually appreciate it if you would.
Take care. :)
ill pray for you and your family

Sherry W said...

Wow, she seemed like a really neat person and had a great life of travel and adventures. I'm quite jealous of her. Gin all around!

Anonymous said...

Quite by accident I came across this posting noting Martha's passing. Chuck was a client of mine many years ago. I haven't seen him for several years. How can I contact him?

David Banks
banksd@api.org