Martha Robertson Rose (1929-2006)
Martha was born January 9, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN, the daughter of Bama Sanford and Jack Roddy Robertson. Martha had lived in northwest Arkansas for over 20 years, after moving from Mobile, AL. She was a career registered nurse for many years and a supporter of the SPSFBC program since the ‘80s. Understanding what it is like to be divorced and alone, Martha had a special understanding of the plight of the single parent. For many years, she served as a mentor for SPSFBC and volunteered to interview students for scholarships. Several years ago, Martha assured the continuation of her SPSFBC support by naming SPSFBC in her will. A church and civic leader, Martha was an active member of the Peace Lutheran Church, a member of the Ambassador Committee of the Rogers Chamber of Commerce and the Benton County Republican Women’s Club. She was active on our Advisory Council until the very end. Martha succumbed to cancer at the Circle of Life hospice on July 31, 2006. She will be missed.