Anne Dutelle Martenson, 84, longtime resident of Swarthmore, Pa., died peacefully in her sleep at White Horse Village, Gradyville, Pa., on Nov. 22, 2013. She was the widow of Gene Harry Martenson, who was born and raised in Jamestown, N.Y.
Anne, the daughter of William and Irene Curl Dutelle was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Paris, Ill. She gra-duated from high school in Springfield, Ill., and DePauw University in Indiana.
Anne met her husband, Gene, while they were both working for Stouffer's Restaurant organization. They were married for 58 years at the time of Gene's death in 2012.
Anne was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother to her husband, her three daughters: Christine Martenson (Gregg Holomakoff) of Norwalk, Conn., Sharon Martenson of Norwich, Vt., and Lisa Martenson-Pauwels (Greg Pauwels) of Wyndmoor, Pa.: and her grandchildren: Max and Anna Rae Newland, Alex and Elisabeth Hoehn, Marten and Jackson Pauwels and Amy, Alan and David Holomakoff. Anne was predeceased by an infant daughter, Karen.
Also surviving Anne are her sisters-in-law: Shelia Martenson Brinkley and her husband, Larry Brinkley, and Alta Martenson, wife of the late Dr. Bruce D. Martenson, all of Lakewood, N.Y. In addition, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their many children. She loved them all very much.
Anne gave generously of her time, volunteering in many capacities, including the Lucia Fest at the Gloria Dei (Old Swede's Church), Philadelphia, the American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, at Trinity Church in Swarthmore, as a Girl Scout leader, for Rotary International, with the Leif Erickson Society and knitting incessantly for charity and her family.
Anne also actively joined her husband in many activities that supported and promoted their love of Jamestown, N.Y., their Swedish heritage, Jamestown Area Old-Timers Baseball, Chautauqua Institution and Michigan State University.
A memorial service was held in Anne's honor at Trinity Church, Swarthmore, on Jan. 18, 2014. Interment will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, N.Y., where she will join her husband and many generations of the Martenson family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Gloria Dei (Old Swede's Church) or to support Alzheimer's research.