Linda Irwin Martin, 80, of Fort Myers, Fla. lost her battle with cancer on December 25, 2013. She grew up in Heber Springs. After her marriage to Earnie Martin in 1949, they lived in Mountain View, and spent most of their life in Pine Bluff. After Linda retired from medical office management, the couple moved to Hot Springs and later relocated to Florida.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Earnie, and her parents, Moody and Irene (Allison) Irwin, and brother, Joel Irwin all of Heber Springs. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Martin of Cape Coral, Fla.
While in Pine Bluff Linda was active in many community and charity organizations. She was also active with the local medical assistant’s association and with the Sahara Shrine Center when Earnie served as Potentate. Linda was a member of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs. As Ambassador for the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, she received special honors for her service. For many years Linda was active in the Arkansas Democratic Party and most recently in the Highlands County, Fla. Democratic Party. She was also a Highlands County hospital volunteer and served in various positions on the board of directors for her neighborhood association.
Linda’s family can be contacted and further information can be found through www.horizonfunerals.com. Memorials with her name included can be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.