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Martha Young Edit
Jan. 15, 1945 — April 26, 2013
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Martha Marie Young Kitchell was born in Sherman, Texas, on Jan. 15, 1945, to Stanley Weldon Young and Lois Marie Young. Her father Stanley was an instructor at the Air Force Base in Sherman.

Martha graduated Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas. She attended Texas Tech University and became an Eastern Airlines flight attendant.

Martha moved to Atlanta with her former husband, joined Neiman Marcus and raised her three children. She was very active in a number of choral concert groups.

Martha met her husband Jim Kitchell on a choral concert tour throughout Germany and Austria with Peachtree Presbyterian Church Choir in 2000, and they were married on Mother's Day in 2001.

Martha retired from Neiman Marcus in 2002 and moved to Montrose in 2003 with her husband, Jim, after they built a home.

Martha was active with and served as president of the Montrose Women’s Republican Club and was also an advocate for animal rights and animal rescue. She was an ardent supporter of the Montrose Community Foundation and Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

Martha is survived by her husband, Jim; her children, Pratt Summers, Sydney Walker Christopher and Danielle Summers Harris; her grandchildren, Keaton Searcy and Carly Harris, Calvin and Cameryn Christopher, and Anna Marie, Walker and Weston Summers; and her siblings, Carla Young Meadows, Brenda Young Thompson, and Tony and Ray Young.
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