Martha  Traughber's Memorial

Martha Traughber
(1904 - 1992)

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Name: Martha Traughber
Nick Name: Mart
Maiden Name: McEnally
Gender: Female
Age: 87 years old
Lived: Saturday, 3 September 1904 - Thursday, 16 January 1992

My Story

This memorial is being launched in honor of Mother whose Memorial Service was on January 20, 1992.  Would that be 20 years ago now?  It hardly seems possible.

We laughed and cried and hugged that day. But we knew that at the moment of her passing, the essence of who she was had left and gone to her final reward. And she had left some of the wonder of who she was with each of us...lucky for us!!!!
For me personally, I know that determination, that strength, that calm in the midst of a storm that she possessed...when I am able to muster that up, when a 'SITUATION' arises...I know it is that piece of her that she left ...so many times I quote her...two things she said over and over and never joikingly...these words:
remember....'THIS TOO SHALL PASS.'  and, 'KEEP ON KEEPING ON'....Both of those are still ever present in my life each day.

There have been so many things I wanted to share with her over the years...and to do that...I stepped outside and felt the gentle breeze kiss my face or ran my hands through loam...and I talked to her. And I could feel her. listening...knowing...and so I was comforted.
There is no doubt that she has walked with us through the tough times in our lives..and when I say WE I mean all of us...her daughters, her grandsons, and granddaughters, her greatgrandsons, and greatgranddaughters,her nieces, and nephews...anyone whose life was touched by her.

She was an A M A Z  I N G woman, Mother, wife, daughter, aunt, grandmama...and I only wish that my grandchildren had known her and her beloved Papa.

She taught us about be patient...which she was to a fault.
She taught us that not one of us was 'better' than another...that in God's eyes we are equal.
She taught us to love...each other and to love the land ...to love each other enough to care about one another and to love the land enough to take care of it.
One other really important thing she taught was forgivemess. What an important lesson. She said,
"You know, there are going to be those along the way who make mistakes. Or, at least they will seem like mistakes to you. But remember, you do not know why someone else does what they do. So, if it arises in your lifetime that someone does something that seems to damage your relationship with them, please, let go of it. Forgive them and move on. For you know, once they are gone, they are gone and you cannot say words to them that you wish you might have.' And, I have found over the years that is one of the hardest things she taught us, but, it is one of the most important. To really forgive someone can be very difficult but once forgiveness happens then all of the injury of the past can be let go. And she would want that for all of her family.

No passage, no verse can sum up who Martha Ruth was...she was selfless, forgiving, wise, warm, gentle, kind. patient, understanding...no one word can say who she was...but if you knew her, your life was changed....she made a difference in her little corner of the world.

So, Mother, this is for YOU. We honor and love you as we always have.

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hi sweet Momma in September I celebrate your birthday every day...actually I celebrate it every day...I miss you ever...
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Momma, on the day of your memorial Stef sang this for you..and I have always ...
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I came across the beautiful tribute to your mother on this site and it could have been written about my own mother wh...
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...you would love a cup of warm sake..o'sake we said in Japan...it warms you to your toes......
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can you smell it? wafting through the air....heavenward...love love
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i can still see you sitting out back at the home on Zinnia Court with Stef...you two were shucking corn...it was sooo...
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....every where i walked on the property in virginia you had left a trail of flowers...that is why i chose flowers fo...
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almost valentine's day.....a gazillion hearts for you, sweet sweet you.
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...in my yard are stones....the grandbaby plays with them....they are smooth and strong...no jagged edges...just like...
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One candle hardly seems enough....I will be a back...a symbol of how you lit the way for me...for each of us, in fact
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Mother....you walked this planet and left a trail of flowers in your wake. And you know those trees you planted at Zi...
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you are the wind beneath my wings...just as my little stef sang that for you ...

Biography

Spouse's Name: Jesse Douglas Traughber
Children's Names: Martha Amy King, Terry Gruber, Patricia Scott
Siblings Names: Pat, Florence, Grace, Dot, 'Mac', Margie, Jane
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Sanford Florida
Marital Status: Married

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Place of Passing: Florida
Date of Passing: 16 January 1992
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service
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