Martha Jane Highland
April 25, 1930 – Jan. 6, 2013
Funeral services for Martha Jane Highland will be held Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Atwood Family Chapel in Basin. Martha, 79, died Jan. 6 at her home in Basin.
She was born April 25, 1930, in Greybull, the daughter of Edward E. and Ruth Richards Blank. She graduated from Basin High School and was a nurses’ aide prior to her marriage to Herbert B. Highland on June 5, 1953. The couple exchanged vows at the First Baptist Church in Basin with Pastor Floyd Ellison officiating.
Martha’s love for her husband and six daughters made her an exceptional homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, knitting, singing and tap dancing.
Martha was a Jehovah’s Witness for over 50 years and was very active in the ministry.
Her parents, her husband Herbert Highland, two daughters, Kay Highland Fredrichsen and Rebecca Flora Highland, and one brother, Harvey Blank, preceded Martha in death.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Karen and Rocky Brink of Thermopolis, Cindy and George Foster of Basin and Sara Brow of Falmouth, Mass.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jim and Mary Ann Blank of Basin and Gary and Alisha Buxton of Oregon; sister and brother-in-law Ray and Mable Bristow of Buffalo; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery in Basin. A private family gathering will be held at Martha’s home in Basin following the burial.
Memorials in Martha’s name will be received at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1156 South Road 11, Worland, WY 82401.