Martha Walton, 87, of Spencer, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Northshire Residence in Spencer. Private funeral services will be held Monday, April 28, 2008, with burial in North Lawn Memorial Park, Spencer.
Martha Marie Walton, the daughter of Chris and Christina (Larson) Anderson, was born Oct. 8, 1920, on a farm west of Royal. She attended Trimello School near Royal and later graduated as valedictorian from Royal High School in 1938.
She married Marlowe Walton on July 2, 1944, in Spencer. Following their marriage, she served as an operator and supervisor at Northwestern Bell Telephone for 22 years, until her retirement on Aug. 15, 1977. Mrs. Walton was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and of the Telephone Pioneers.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Dennis Walton, three brothers and a sister, Mrs. Walton is survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.