Martha Ann Dement Dupre of Alamogordo, New Mexico passed away October 2, 2021 at home with her family in Alamogordo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norbert F. Dupre; her parents, Milton Custer Dement and Margaret Elizabeth McCammon Dement; and her brother, Lawrence Dement.
She is survived by her four children, Michael, David, Mark, and Dawna Dupre and their spouses, JoAnne, Margie, and Melissa; her grandchildren, Michele Sapata, Elena DuBois, Yvonne Clayton, Renee Dupre, Christina Dupre, Bonnie Cannon, Jessie Panosh, Madeline Dupre, Zachary Fields, Nicholas Fields, and Levi Fields; and six great grandchildren.
Martha, called Marti by friends and family and Memere by her grandchildren, was born June 13, 1940 in Roseburg, Oregon to Milton and Margaret Dement at the Garden Valley Maternity Home. She graduated from Roseburg High School and then enrolled in the Women in the Air Force (WAF).
She met her husband Norbert at Westover Air Force Base where she also served as Miss Westover. They were wed on December 10, 1960 and remained happily married for more than 55 years, living all over the world including Sembach, Germany; Alconbury, England; Hof, Germany; as well as the states of Massachusetts, California, New York, Oregon, Michigan, and New Mexico.
Marti was passionate about her family and her faith. A longtime member and one-time president of her local chapter of Women’s Aglow, she often ministered to people struggling with difficult situations. Full of warmth, humor, kindness, and spiritual generosity, Marti could talk to anyone and she always had a smile and a laugh to share. Marti also enjoyed reading, gardening and painting.
Martha will be remembered with a ceremony to include military honors, at 10 AM on November 13, 2021 at Christ Community Church in Alamogordo.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
The Dupre family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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