Thursday, October 09, 2003

Obituary: Josephine Hirsig Martin

MADISON - Josephine Hirsig Martin, age 100, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in her home in Maple Bluff. "Aunt Jo" was, born in Monroe, Nov. 24, 1902. The family moved to Madison in 1907. Jo attended Lincoln School, Madison High and, she graduated from University of Wisconsin, class of 1924. She received her master's degree in education from Columbia University. Married in 1929 to Guy Martin, she and Guy moved to Kenosha where they lived for a number of years. In 1944 they returned to Madison and took up residence in Maple Bluff. Her beloved Guy died in 1956. Jo lived her life with energy, intelligence and enthusiasm. She was an active member of the Maple Bluff Country Club, Attic Angels, Visiting Nurses, Tri Delta Sorority Alumnae Association, Bascom Hill Society, State Historical Library Society and the Madison Community Foundation. She was a generous supporter of the Madison Rotary Scholarship Foundation and many other charitable foundations. She is survived by her loving nephew, John L. Doyle, and his children, Colin, Patrick and Bryan Doyle, who live with their families in the San Francisco Bay area, and Tammie Doyle of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Guy Martin; her sister, Elizabeth Hirsig Doyle; and her parents, Louis and Marie Hirsig of Madison. There will be a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 944 E. Gorham St., followed by reception at the Maple Bluff Country Club. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a memorial contribution to HospiceCare Inc. 5595 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 9, 2003

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