Elvira “Ellie” Martin, age 54, of Isanti died January 27, 2013 at Cambridge Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 31st at Strike Funeral Home – CAMBRIDGE Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Elvira May Martin was born June 1, 1958 in Cambridge, Minnesota to Floyd and Dorothy (Veal) Martin. She grew up in the Cambridge-Isanti area and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1976. Ellie enjoyed school and continued furthering her education throughout most of her life. She worked in the computer field and traveled to all but three states teaching computer classes. After her father died fifteen years ago she moved in with her mother to be close to and assist her. Ellie worked at the Cambridge Community College and then two years ago started working as a Technical Analyst at the Anoka County Government Center. She loved flowers and working in her flower beds. Ellie also loved her cats, going on walks and starting many projects.
Elvira “Ellie” Martin died January 27, 2013 at Cambridge Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 26 days. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd, and sister, Marlys Lindquist.
Ellie will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Dorothy Martin of Isanti; sister, Bonnie (Zan) LeMon of Bradford; brother, Gerald Martin of Cambridge; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marilyn Phelps says
Vi as she was known to us, or Ellie as she was known to most, fought this cancer with everything she had. She was always a hard worker and her character is shown in how she would go right from work to her treatments and then right back to work long after most people would have gone on disability. She loved her job, her family, her beloved mother Dorothy, her home, and the cats she had rescued. I will miss her, and will remember her as a role model of how to face the toughest of life’s challenges. My deepest sympathies to Aunt Dorothy and the family.
Kim Powell says
What do I say about one of the strongest women I’ve ever know. Ellie was a trooper. No matter how sick she was, she was there at work, still carrying on and you would never know she was feeling ill. I admired how tough she was and never one to feel sorry for herself, she was truly an inspiration! And her kind, gentle, HUGE heart for the animals in her life, God picked a good one! We will miss her and all her cute cat stories, not to mention all the great reports she created to make our life at work easier. Rest in peace Ellie!
Shari Compton says
My deepest sympathies to Ellie’s family,
She was truly a wonderful person.
I enjoyed conversations with her, she will be missed by the staff at Anoka County.
Martha Muehlhauser says
I knew Ellie as a co-worker at the community college. I am very sorry to hear she is too soon gone. She was a dear person, a life-learner, who left here with hopes and dreams for her future. My sympathies to her family and friends.
Sissy, Walt, and Joel Phelps says
We knew Vi as others have said, as a tremendously strong and caring person. When Vi said she was going to do something, you just knew she was going to do it! She fought her illness and never gave in to it. Vi will be missed, but her strength and character will continue to inspire those that knew her.
Matt Venneman says
I had the privilege of working with Ellie for a few years and I appreciated her wealth of knowledge and her strength. I enjoyed her sense of humor and the conversations we would have. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Barbara Duncan (Stewart) says
I want to send you all my deepest condolence. My heart goes out to you all. I am sorry I got the news to late of Vi’s passing to come to the service. I had her in my heart and prayers but I guess God wanted her more. Now she is in a better place and does not need to fight any more.Now my prayers are with the family and friends. I will remember Vi from the days from school, and I have some good thoughts from back then. Love to you Dorthy,Jerry and Bonnie