Martha Sutherland, 1937-2009, of Eagle |

Martha Sutherland, 1937-2009, of Eagle
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado “-Martha Ellen Sutherland, 71, of Eagle, Colorado, passed away Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Martha was born August 17, 1937, in Collinsville, Ill., to Jesse Lee Francis and Bertha Francis (Capper).

Martha served in the Army. She was an area resident for 18 years. She was active with the Eagle County seniors programs and many other volunteer organizations in Eagle County.

Martha is survived by her son, James W. “JW” Sutherland and his wife, Cathi, of Eagle; brother Fred Lee Francis, of Potosi, Mo.; sister Bernice (Francis) Payton, of Eldon, Mo.; grandchildren Talea, Reanna and Justin, of Eagle;, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brother James Francis and son Mark Reidell.

A viewing and Interment will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Valhalla Mortuary and Cemetery in Illinois. A memorial service will be held March 14 at Golden Eagle Senior Center in Eagle at 2 p.m.

Family suggests memorial be sent Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Mortuary in Belleville, Ill., in Martha’s name. If you would like to send flowers for service/interment, this can be done through Cahokia Flower Basket, Cahokia, Ill., 618-337-5532.

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