SURFSIDE — Martha Hutchinson Talbott, a 23-year resident of Surfside, died peacefully on May 1, 2013, in her home surrounded by family. She was born on the July 24, 1925 in Lexington, Ky., the oldest daughter of Julian and Geneva Hutchinson’s 12 children.

    Martha proudly graduated from Nazareth School of Nursing, Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., in 1946. She was working as a registered nurse in the surgery department when she met and married George in 1950. Following their wedding they moved west to Walla Walla. This was the first of several moves she made with George and their seven children. That included homes in the states of Washington, Idaho and Colorado.

    Martha is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Jenifer Mundine, Thelma Talbott, Mary Patchen and Lisa Penzkover; sons, Charlie, George and Patrick; 22 grandchildren and  11 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister, Blanche Horseman, and brother, Charles Hutchinson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

    Martha’s services will begin at 7 p.m., May 9, with a rosary at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaview. Her funeral mass will also be at Saint Mary’s on May 10 at 11 a.m. Martha’s family will lay her to rest in the Oysterville Cemetery later that same day.

    In lieu of flowers her family would like to suggest memorial gifts be made to Saint Vincent DePaul, one of many charitable organizations Martha worked with and supported. Her guest book is available at

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