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Martha Louise Lauser

September 5, 1920 - March 2, 2013

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Martha Louise Lauser lived 92 full and active years. She was born in Chariton, Iowa and passed in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by love, in the home of her son.

Marta lived the last 30 years of her life in her beloved Ponderosa, NM; in the Jemez mountains. Marta had a long love affair with horses and rode until she was in her 70's. She was an avid gardener and planter of trees, resulting in a yard that was an oasis in the desert. She was an adventurous cook and seamstress. She had a degree from the University of NM in Physical Education with a minor in Southwest History. Marta raised her family in the north valley of Albuquerque, along with chickens, dogs, cats, horses, cows, guineas, turkeys, rabbits and pigeons! She helped organize and create libraries at Mission Elementary School and at Harwood United Methodist Church where she was an active member for over 50 years. Marta was a founding member of the Albuquerque Association for Retarded Children, nov knows as the ARCA Foundation. Because of her own daughter Sud, she recognized and worked to help establish opportunities and support for families and their children with developmental delays. She enjjoyed reading Western novels and did so until the last weeks of her life. She valued natural and healthy living. Some might have called her a health nut!

Marta was preceeded in death by her parents, Scott and Ethel Hulick, her husband, Kent Lauser, her son Dean, her daughter Sue and her only sibling, Ray Hulick.

Marta is survived by three children, Kenna del Sol, Linda Hunter and Don Lauser and their spouses. Marta has six grandchildren, Tony Jarvis, Markom Jones, Ohnah Brown, Ariel Arndt, Jedediah and Austin Holler. She has seven great grandchildren, Akira Fosse Jones, Alexis Brown, Fiona and Kaya Jarvis, Alliyas and Kallan Arndt and one "on the way" Holler.

A memorial service will be held at Harwood Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo NW on March 10, 2013 at 3:00pm.

Donation can be made in her name to the ARCA Foundation.