Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Martha WestCargill | Roswell Daily Record

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Martha West Cargill passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas, Texas on December 30, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Roswell, New Mexico, she married her high school sweetheart, Max W. Coll II, in 1952. They were blessed with three children. During their college years, they lived in Columbia, Missouri. Max’s military career took her from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Frankfurt, Germany, where they lived with their two young daughters.

When they returned to the United States, they moved to El Paso, Texas and then to Farmington, New Mexico where their son Max III was born. They moved back to Roswell to raise their children and were married for seventeen years. Martha worked at Thiokol in an education and training program through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She also worked as a volunteer in an after-school program for mentally and physically challenged children.

Martha married Frank West in 1974 and they mixed their families. They split their time between their homes in Dallas, London, New York City and Taos New Mexico. Sadly, Frank passed away in 1996. Martha married Robert Cargill in 2001 and they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last August. Martha was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and served in the Altar Guild and Wedding Guild. She continued to volunteer at the Genesis Shelter in downtown Dallas, cooking and serving food. She was Treasurer and President of the Dallas Geological & Geophysical Auxiliary.

Martha is reunited with her beloved daughter, Kristi, who tragically died in 1991.

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She is survived by her loving husband Robert Cargill, daughters Melanie Coll DeTemple and Sara West Bellamy, sons Max Coll III, John A. West, granddaughters, Annie DeTemple, Katie DeTemple, Kelly Coppin, Amy Stuart, Lindsay West, Ashley Mabry and three great-grandchildren.

She was loved dearly by everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m

St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas Ave

Dallas, Texas 75225

The family wishes to send memorial contributions to:

Insurance House, Inc

1000 E 18th St.

Roswell, NM 88201

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