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Martha Alyene Colvin

August 8, 1926 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 94)


Funeral service for Martha Alyene Colvin, 94, of Cache, Oklahoma will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vivian Garza, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church officiating. 

Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Oklahoma.  

Mrs. Colvin passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at her home in Cache, Oklahoma surrounded by her family. 

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 4:00 p.m until  8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Due to Covid restrictions, masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home and cemetery.  

Live streaming will be available by accessing grayfuneral.com 

Martha was born on August 8th, 1926 near Hilton, Oklahoma to R.D. and Flossie Mae (Medlin) Ryans. She was the 7th of 15 children. Martha  married the love of her life, Kenneth S. Colvin on June 8, 1943 in Frederick, Oklahoma. They built a life together raising their children and had many days full of happiness often going fishing, traveling, and dancing. She  attended Cameron University for two years and achieved a masters degree from Southeastern State in Durant. Martha was passionate about education and went on to influence and shape the minds of children for 25 years, teaching English and Literature in Boswell, Oklahoma and at Lawton High School.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Martha was a good wife, a loving mother, and a kindhearted friend to all that met her. She will be well remembered and sorely missed.   

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Kenneth S. Colvin, Jr. and Nina Colvin, of Cache ; three daughters, Trudy Alyene Diamond of Cache, Gaye Toni Wolfe of Cache, and Deborah Lou Gomez and her husband Jesse, of Fredrick; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; sister, Deloris Sampley; two brothers, Bobby and Jimmy Ryans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Kenneth;  sisters, Maebelle Caraway, Jewel Williams, Hazel Hargrove, Lois Burk, and Evelyn Blevins; brothers, Bernie Ryans, Verlin Ryans, R.D. Ryans Jr, Eugene Ryans, Everett Ryans, and Donnie Ryans; and one great grandson, Nicholas Carter-Nowcki. 

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January 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Funeral Service
January 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

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