Martha Clelland

Clelland, Martha Alice ‘Tiny’:

Martha passed away unexpectedly at Ridgewood Lodge on May 18, 2014 at the age of 92 years. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughters Lorna Hiebert of Princeton, BC. Lorraine Hungle (Jim) of Spruce Grove, AB. son Raymond Carpenter (Kay) of Princeton, BC. daughter Glenda Hodgson (Robert) of Vernon, BC. 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren, and sister Marian Ryan of Chula Vista, California. Martha was sadly predeceased by her father Elmer Foss, mother Mary Ehlinger, step father Nicko Ehlinger, sisters Alma, Mabel, and Lilian as well as husbands Ernest Carpenter and James Clelland, son in law Stan Hiebert and great granddaughter Nicole Elliott. Tiny was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta on September 23, 1921 but lived her younger years in Grand Prairie, AB where she married Ernest ‘Buster’ Brown Carpenter on September 21, 1939. They had four children. She later settled in in Hope, BC where, as a single mother she raised four children working as a waitress and in sales. On November 7, 1969 she married James Clelland. After 21 years she retired to Vernon where she would spend the next 27 years. Martha spent the last 14 years of her life in Princeton, where she moved to be closer to Lorna and Stan. After living in Vermilion Court for 10 years she moved to Ridgewood Lodge for 15 months where she received wonderful care from the compassionate staff and developed many wonderful friendships. Martha was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 38 years, Rebekah Lodge, Royal Purple, and Begma Sigma Phi. Tiny loved music and played guitar and organ. She also enjoyed swimming, knitting, hawini dancing, going to the casino, campfires and family. We will miss her love, her smile, and her song.

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