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In Memory of

Martha E. Risher

May 8, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Born in Crossett Arkansas on May 8, 1924, Martha Ellen Aldrich began her journey through life. Martha grew up in several small towns and logging camps in and around southeast Arkansas. In her teen years her parents settled in Warren, Arkansas where she met the love of her life, Hugh Risher. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Nell Aldrich her husband Hugh J. Risher and her two sisters Ruby Lee and Jimmy Sue.

Hugh was working in Philadelphia when he sent Martha a train ticket for her to join...

Born in Crossett Arkansas on May 8, 1924, Martha Ellen Aldrich began her journey through life. Martha grew up in several small towns and logging camps in and around southeast Arkansas. In her teen years her parents settled in Warren, Arkansas where she met the love of her life, Hugh Risher. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Nell Aldrich her husband Hugh J. Risher and her two sisters Ruby Lee and Jimmy Sue.

Hugh was working in Philadelphia when he sent Martha a train ticket for her to join him and get married. She said yes and they married April 27, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. A year later while still in Philadelphia, their daughter Sherri Lynn was born. They later settled in Houston where they were active in the life of the church as members, teachers and mentors at Glad Tidings Assembly of God. They have four children, Sherri Lynn Hunter and her husband David, Hugh Jay Risher and his wife Debbie, Thomas Lee Risher and his wife Marci and Jack Quinn Risher and his wife Sandy.

In addition to being a homemaker and stay at home mom, Martha and Hugh were involved in all their children and grand children's activities from sports to music to ministry. Martha was also an accomplished bowler, bridge player and had an active social circle of great friends and neighbors.

Martha is also survived by her seven grandchildren; David Hunter, Chris Hunter, Jason Clegg, Victoria Schklair, Jessica Risher, Haleigh Risher and Codi Gosney and thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grand children.

Martha lived life to the fullest and was well known by all for the interesting and unusual way she had for telling a story or describing an event. She passed away on May 18, 2017. She will be buried at Brookside Memorial Cemetery in Houston along with her beloved Hugh.