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Obituary: MCCLEAN, MARTHA

Martha Green McLean1928 - 2013Martha Green McLean (Martie) passed away on April 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Martie was born on January 16, 1928, in Salt Lake City, to George Edward and Nona Wright Green. She grew up in the Sugar House area and graduated from South High and later the University of Utah. She married the love of her life, Hugh McLean, on November 23, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. She taught 2nd Grade at Garfield Elementary before her children were born. She and Hugh lived in Idaho, Utah, Illinois and New Jersey before returning to Utah in 1984. She spent the next 28 years in beautiful Heber City in a home built by her husband.Martie was an avid U of U fan and always looked forward to football season. She loved music, books, movies and spending time with her family. Her lifelong friends, known as the "Golden Girls," were a great blessing to her life. She frequently wrote poems and songs to celebrate family events. She was a fabulous storyteller, had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was a darling hostess and charmed everyone she met.Martie was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a firm testimony of the reality, divinity and mission of Jesus Christ. She had many church callings, but especially loved teaching. She was known for her creativity and humor, and as a result, wrote many roadshows and skits. She felt her life was blessed with everything worth having.Martie is preceded in death by her parents, brother (Ted) and sister (Carol Holt). She is survived by her husband, Hugh, children Michael (Lynne) and Merrie (Jim) Smithson, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.Services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary (2350 E. 1300 S.). Family and friends may visit from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.Many thanks to the staff at Highland Cove and Affinity Hospice for their kind and loving care.Condolences can be shared at www.larkinmortuary.com.