Martha Ann Serfoss
Martha Ann Serfoss was born on Feb. 10, 1933. The eldest daughter of the late Irene and Manuel Schmalz, Marti passed away with her family by her side on Aug. 3, 2013, at Hope West Hospice in Grand Junction, Colo. She was raised in Delta and was the eldest of 14 children. She married the love of her life, Dwight Serfoss. on July 13, 1953. They moved to Cortez in 1957. She was an active member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and worked at various clerical positions, the most recent being the office manager for Moss TV.
Martha enjoyed reading, crocheting, solving puzzles, playing cards and above all spending time with her family. She was generous and kind and looked for the good in everyone. Her love of God and family was felt by all who knew her.
Martha is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dwight; children Jeanie (Chuck) Morris from Grand Junction, David (Barb) Serfoss from Cortez, Jim (Cindy) Serfoss from Grand Junction, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, four sisters and three brothers.
Preceding Martha in death were sons Thomas and Larry, and five brothers.
A rosary will be said on Friday, Aug. 9. at 6 p.m., and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., both at St. Margaret Mary Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Youth Group: 28 E Montezuma Ave, Cortez, CO 81321.
Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For information or to send condolences, go to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.