On June 19, 2022 Martha Sue Haselbush (Lewis) departed this life for the Heavenly Realm of her savior Jesus Christ. She was born on September 17, 1940 in Winfied, Kansas She grew up on a small farm near Winfield and graduated from Floral Elementary School. At times she rode a horse to school with her brother. She also attended a small country school named Sunnyside. Upon moving to the town of Winfield, she graduated from Winfield High School. At the age of eighteen, Martha boldly moved to New York and worked for United Airlines. After a short time, she transferred to Continental Airlines and moved to Denver, Colorado. Her parents, Lawrence and Ruth Lewis drove 600 miles to Denver many times to see their only beloved daughter. She also worked as a teller in a bank in Denver Colorado and Miami Beach Florida. Through a roommate, she met Paul Haselbush, who would be her future husband. She was married to Paul on June 9th, 1962 and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The Haselbush marriage produced three children: Pamela Morrison, Kevin Haselbush and Lisa Lineweaver and three spouses: Tom, Amy and Curtis. She has nine grandchildren (Nathan, Matthew, Steven, Hannah, Amanda, Michael, Luke, Curtis and Tabitha) who she loved dearly and they in turn are extremely fond of her. Martha vigorously supported all her children and grandchildren by purchasing special items and helping financially where necessary. She took her retirement funds and spent most of it on her grand kids.
Martha was an avid duplicate bridge player and attended many Regional and Sectional tournaments. She obtained the rank of Ruby Life Master and bought needed items for the clubs she attended. Her favorite magazine was People, which she quickly read upon its arrival. Martha had many friends both through the St. Matthias United Methodist Church and the two bridge clubs she attended. On one occasion, a new woman came to the Church and she exercised her unique social talent and voice to encourage this woman to join our Church. This woman is now a pastor in one of the area churches. Martha was always outgoing and kind to others and she was in much demand for informal groups and gatherings of all kinds. She was a great organizer and party coordinator. At her job at the Census Bureau, she was tapped for the party organizer and trip coordinator frequently.
Her celebration of life will be held at the St. Matthias United Methodist Church, 26 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405 on Sunday June 26 at 2PM. Martha's final resting place will be at the Quantico Base Cemetery.