Martha Westbrook

Aug. 21, 1905 – Dec. 19, 2006

Martha Westbrook, 101, of Sweet Home died Tuesday in her home.

Martha Matilda (Archerd) Westbrook was born Aug. 21, 1905 in Kimball, S.D., to Robert Wayne and Flora Etta (Hovey) Archerd. She was the third child of nine.

She moved to Alsea at the age of 11, Falls City in 1945 and to Sweet Home in 1970. She also lived in several other small towns.

She met Walter Westbrook at a dance, and they married April 5, 1925 in Falls City. They had 11 children, of which three died at birth. Mrs. Westbrook also had three stepchildren.

Mrs. Westbrook was a member of Highway 20 Church of Christ in Sweet Home and was always there unless she was out of town or too ill to attend. She attended her last service there on Dec. 17, 2006.

She is survived by brother Wayne Archerd of North Bend; daughters, Ina Dunaway of Sweet Home, Wilma Denue and husband, Junior, of Blodgett, Marie Lamb of Fairbanks, Alaska; sons, Harold Westbrook of Sweet Home, Floyd and Wayne Westbrook of Blodgett; 52 grandchildren; 131 great grandchildren, 122 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Walter; daughters, Verla Johnson, Annetta Burser, Virginia Montegomery-Cooper; sons, Robert and baby boy Westbrook; and stepsons, Walter and Aazel Cate.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 27 at Highway 20 Church of Christ, 3025 Hwy. 20.

Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements.