COLUMBUS: Martha Lee (Marti) Hawk of Columbus, Ohio died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 28, 1941 to William and Josephine Dupuy she was the younger of two daughters.
She grew up in Lebanon, Ohio and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1959 with a passion for art and design.
Marti was able to realize her dreams while raising 3 children with her former husband Herbert, by creating successful businesses with an interior design business and art gallery in Zanesville, Ohio for over 20 years.
In retirement her passions turned to her numerous friends including the Domino Divas, and as a member of the National Mahjong League. Always with a sense of flair, she is remembered for her eclectic hats, colorful attire, fondness for pink flamingos and zebras, wonderful sense of humor, and her ability to light up a room with her laughter.
Survived by her loving, long-time companion, Andy Mackay; her three children, Jeff Hawk, Sheri Hawk-Noer, and Michele Lorton; ten grandchildren & two great grandchildren; her sister, Susanne Lefeber; and her many close friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at her church, Worthington United Methodist Church, in Worthington, Ohio on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
It is requested that everyone attending please wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt; fun hats and eye-wear are optional, but encouraged.
Please go to visit www.marti-hawk.forevermissed.com
to share your favorite memories and photos of Marti.
Published in the Times Recorder from August 30 to September 1, 2011