Arleta Martin, 94, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away Sept. 5, 2019.
A lifelong resident, Arleta was born in Creswell to parents Ray and Lela (Harrington) Syphers on Jan. 28, 1925 and was a Creswell graduate.
Arleta worked at the Creswell telephone office, first as a switchboard operator and later in customer service. The loves in her life were her family and traveling with her husband, Richard Martin, whom she wed in Avilla, Indiana, in 1946.
Arleta is survived by her son, Larry (Mary) Martin, of Bozeman, Mont.; daughter Diana (Don) Harrold, of Creswell; sister, Nelda Hartman, of Creswell; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2006.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at New Hope Baptist Church, 597 S. Front St., Creswell. Arrangements by Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.