DOROTHY ANNETTE LYBBERT MARTIN passed away on December 17, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
Annette with be lovingly remembered by her beloved husband of 64 years, Max Martin, her children Karen (Bryce) Parker, Jesse (Michelle) Martin, Curtis (Eugenia) Martin, Shiela (Drew) Chipman, Dianne Millard and Dale (Axinia Doring) Martin, 27 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren.
Annette is survived by her siblings Clarke Lybbert, Ross (Pricilla) Lybbert and Linda (Richard) Wolfe and a beloved sisters-in-law, Verena and Vikki Lybbert.
She was predeceased by her infant son, Lee, her brothers Dean, Philip, and infant siblings Rex, Dennis, Joyce and her best friend and sister-in-law, Elaine Lybbert.
Annette was born on March 29, 1939, in Raymond, Alberta to Lyle Raymond Lybbert and Dorothy Mary Oler Lybbert. She was the second oldest of nine children. On February 19, 1958, she married Max Martin and together they raised six children.
She began working with the AGT Telephone Company as a switchboard operator and continued with this later in Rexburg while attending school full time and raising six children. Later in life she taught at Henderson College of Business. She loved working at both jobs.
Annette loved to sew and hand-crafted many quilts. These quilts grace the homes of her loved ones.
Annette is a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Through her lifetime service, she served in the Relief Society, Primary, Young Women’s, and Sunday School. She will be remembered by many for her gift in teaching gospel doctrine.
She loved to go camping and she and Max had many different trailers and RVs in their time with a couple of converted busses thrown in there.
They lived in various places in Alberta such as, Hillspring, Red Deer, Raymond, Stirling, Calgary, Fort Macleod, and Lethbridge. They also spent some time in the USA in Rexburg and Ogden.
She will be remembered for her laughter, her work ethic, her sewing skills, and her dedication to family and faith.
Annette and Max served two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Their first mission was served in the Manchester England Mission in North Wales. For their second mission, the Lord called them to serve in the Micronesia Guam Mission serving in the Marshall Islands, particularly Majuro and with some time spent in Yap. Their missions are particularly fond memories for both.
Annette never missed the opportunity to support children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved to spend time with them and shared in their activities and accomplishments, particularly music. She LOVED music and hearing her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren sing.
Annette participated in the Drama Society in Lethbridge and enjoyed participating in plays and musicals and had a bit of experience behind the scenes as director. She and Max sang in the chorus for The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun and Evita, and participated in many other smaller productions.
The family would like to thank those who cared for our mom over the years, including Dr Wallace Tollstrup and Gillian French.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday December 22, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North 400 West, Raymond, AB.
Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 10:00 to 10:45am, prior to the Service at the Church.