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Brenda Kaye (Simpson) Martin

March 11, 1942 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 80)

Life Story

Brenda Kaye Simpson Martin, 80, of Longview, TX passed away on March 22. She was born on March 11, 1942, to Leo "Skeeter" Simpson and Vauline Weathers Simpson in Gilmer, TX. The family relocated a few times and ended up in Longview where she started elementary school and spent the remainder of her childhood.

Brenda graduated from Longview High School in 1960 and married her high school sweetheart, Walter Martin, on July 2 1960. She gave birth to her first child on her 20th birthday. After taking a break from her studies and having four sons, she returned to school and earned her Associates Degree at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, TX in the early 1980's. Then she started her long career as a bookkeeper/accountant, working most recently at Winston Royal Guard where she worked for the last few years until illness forced her to retire in August 2021.

Brenda and Walter lived for many years on Caddo Lake in Uncertain TX and returned to Longview where they have made their home for the past eight years. Brenda is a long time member of the Reel Road Church of Christ. She was very proud of her Texas heritage and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Brenda was also a member of Mensa, and in her free time enjoyed completing and creating crossword puzzles and traveling to National Puzzlers League conventions.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Walter; her four sons, Mitchell, Kirk, Keith and Dade; three daughters-in-law; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Linda Simpson and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, brother, Rick Simpson and niece, Brandi Simpson.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Welch Funeral Home in Longview. A Life Celebration funeral service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 10:00 am at Welch Funeral Home.

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March 27, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home
4619 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75605

Life Celebration®
March 28, 2022

10:00 AM

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