Ruth L. Martin, of Maxwell, passed peacefully March 24, 2017 in Chico, CA surrounded by her family. Born in Stanford, TX May 10, 1934. She resided in Maxwell for the past 43 years where she became a mom, grandma, and friend to many in the community. She is survived by her children – Don Hickson II (wife Susan) of Marshfield MO, Floyd Hickson (wife Phyllis) of San Manuel AZ, Douglas Hickson (wife Rene) of Seymour MO, Debbie Wadsworth (husband David) of Maxwell, Regina Grisenti (husband Baron) of Red Bluff CA, Robina Smith of Oroville CA, Christopher Martin (wife Jennifer) of Caldwell ID, and brother Jimmy John Morrison of Martinsville VA, along with 44 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. She is preceded by her parents John Hershell and Myrtie Mae Morrison, sisters Bennie Marie Fletcher and Bonnie Marie Lankford, brother Jack Morrison, her daughter Valerie Dianna Sitton and Son in law Steve Smith.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 AM in Maxwell, CA at the Baptist Church. A donation can be made in Ruth’s memory to the Maxwell Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.■