Martha Turner Hilgendorf, a resident of Brooklyn, Wisconsin, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 8, 2013 following complications from a stroke. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, James; her son Scott and his wife Kimberley of Cave Creek, Arizona; her daugher Amy and her husband Tony of Oregon, Wisconsin and her daughter Julie of Brunswick, Ohio. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Melissa (Ryan) Lipovsek; Parker Schleinz, Jerry Schleinz, Austin Stertzbach, and Amanda Stertzbach. She felt blessed to also have enjoyed knowing her two great-grandsons, Johnathon and Hunter Lipovsek. She is also survived by her special cousin John T. (Marcie) Chambers of Green Valley, AZ. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, William and Harriet Turner; her brothers Charles and William; and her beloved sister, Lucye Margaret of Louisville, Kentucky. She was born on February 22, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her parents thought it fitting to name her, "Martha Washington Turner". She graduated from Louisville Girls High School. She worked as a secretary for WHAS Television in Louisville, Kentucky until she married her lifelong partner, friend, and husband, Jim. Martha and Jim were married on October 27, 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky. They moved to Minneapolis in 1952, where Jim continued his teaching career. There Martha worked as a secretary at Hennepin Methodist Church until the birth of their first child. They raised their family in Edina, Minnesota. During this time Martha enjoyed time with her children, sewing, and being active in their church, St. Peter's Lutheran. She was a member of the choir and bell choir for many years, was an active member in the Ladies' Guild,including being president for the guild, and later participated in the Stephens Ministry program. Jim and Martha enjoyed their friends at the church. They enjoyed golfing, bowling, and for many years enjoyed playing bridge once a month with their bridge group. In 1996 Jim and Martha moved to Saddlebrooke in Tucson, Arizona. There they enjoyed the warm weather, golfing,and tennis. Martha enjoyed being a member of Saddlebrook's Geneaology and Writing clubs, eventually writing an autobiography of her life titled, "Name "It" Martha Washington, A Memoir". Vista de la Montana Methodist in Tucson became their new home church. There they continued to participate in the church choir and were very involved in starting the Stephens Ministry program. They moved to Brooklyn, Wisconsin in 2004 to be close to family and enjoyed going back to Arizona for a couple months every winter. The couple enjoyed taking their entire family on a Disney Cruise for their 50th anniversary, going on an extended trip to China, and an extended RV vacation to Alaska. Her interment will be at Vista de la Montana Methodist Church in Tucson, Arizona. There will be a memorial service in Wisconsin for family and friends at a later date.