Martha Colburn

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Martha Louise Russell Colburn, 75, of Hitchcock, passed away on March 18, 2016, in Galveston. She was born on Sept. 14, 1940, in Madisonville, to Georgia Corrine Byrd and Carroll Malcolm Russell.

Since 1997, Martha lived in the Galveston County area coming from Conroe. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to dance and in her younger years she enjoyed singing. She loved caring for animals and loved everybody.

Martha is survived by her daughters, Kim Johnson, Pam Skelton and husband, Stephen, and Jewel Chaddrick and husband, Jeremy; and her grandchildren, Michael Casteel Jr. and wife, Ashlee, Cody McFarland and wife, Jessica, Carlee Chaddrick, and Sarah Skelton; great-grandchildren Christopher Casteel and Bentley McFarland; and her beloved friends and staff of Our House in Hitchcock.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 21, at the Park Cemetery in Madisonville.

Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

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