Martha C. Hesford

Feb. 6, 1932 – July 2, 2013

Martha C. Hesford, 81, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona hospital.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Anna (Tulowitski) Brodish. She married Harold R. Hesford on June 3, 1952, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Larry R. and wife, Sharon; a daughter, Sandra Albright and husband, David; five grandchildren: Thomas, Joseph, Sarah, Maggie and Graham; and three sisters: Anne Welch and Esther Peters, both of Prescott, Ariz., and Ruth DeShong of Simpsonville, S.C.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Eric and Herman; and a sister, Louise Teagarden.

Martha was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School and retired as a lighting consultant from The Hite Co. She attended Llyswen United Methodist Church and enjoyed shopping and home decorating.

At the request of the deceased, a funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.