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Martha Lillian Gibb (Glock)

October 11, 1934-October 17, 2019

Martha Lillian Gibb (Glock) died Oct. 17, 2019, at Frasier Meadows Assisted Living Community in Boulder, Colorado, of natural causes.

There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at Frasier Meadows Assisted Living Facility in Boulder, Colorado. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. A public memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at St. Luke's Church in David City. Lunch will be served in the church hall after. Interment will take place on the same day at David City Cemetery – family and close relations only. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that people donate to Boulder Valley Humane Society; The Frasier Meadows Employee Scholarship Fund or Planned Parenthood USA.

Martha was born Oct. 11, 1934, at home on the John Wesley Glock Farm in Butler County, to Lydia Martha Ebinger Glock and John Wesley Glock, the fourth of four children: Milton, Robert and Marjorie. Martha was the last surviving sibling. Martha spent her whole childhood on the family farm, a holding that had been in the family since 1875.

Active in local 4-H, the Methodist Church and Job's Daughters, where she was Honored Queen, she was also president of her senior class, played flute and bass drum in the marching band, and graduated from David City High School with honors in June 1952.

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She studied education and home economics at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and earned a degree in 1956. While at Lincoln, she was president of Kappa Delta Sorority. Martha married her high school sweetheart, Verone C. Gibb, in David City at St. Luke's on June 17, 1956. Verone was also a native of David City, a graduate of David City High School and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. They had three children: Eric, Amy and Bryan, and six grandchildren.

Martha taught school in the Nebraska and California public schools for many years, and taught college courses in child development at the California State University San Luis Obispo. Martha and her family traveled the world, living in Hong Kong and Japan for a number of years. Her passion for travel and cultural exchange enriched her life to the end.

In 1976, Martha and Verone started a scholarship fund for David City High School graduates attending the University of Nebraska. The scholarship has helped more than 100 students pay for their college education over the past 40 years – a thank you to the community that supported them in their own youth.

After 37 years of marriage, Verone passed away in 1993. Martha was involved in many community activities, including the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Food Bank in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Youth Homes in Northern California and scores of smaller endeavors.

She is survived by her son, Eric and wife Diane, and their daughters Taylor and Hayden of Buena Vista, Colorado; her daughter, Amy and husband Paul, and their sons Jacob and John of Boulder, Colorado; and son, Bryan and wife Hilary, and their sons Desmond and Angus, of Washington, DC.

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