TORRINGTON – Martha Elaine Haines was born in Torrington on April 17, 1949 to parents Gifford and Helen Smith.
Martha graduated from Torrington High School, married shortly thereafter and had two children Douglas and Dudley.
She later completed Nursing School and immediately went to work as a Geriatrics Nurse both in long term care and in-home nursing. Martha continued her nursing career in the Goshen County area assisting multiple families before and after her travels across Europe, England and the United States.
Martha is proceeded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Martha is survived by her sons; Douglas of Washington D.C., and Dudley and his husband James of Mesa, Ariz.; one granddaughter and five grandchildren; her Sisters Lois Hickman, Karen Walsh, Beverly Allen, Maxine Mills and Mary Nash as well as two brothers Thomas Nelson and Francis Smith.
Martha spent her last years in Thermopolis Rehabilitation Center where she received the very best care. Martha always loved animals of all kinds. Therefore, we are asking that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local pet rescue or animal shelter in her name.