Linda Marie Martenis, age 64, of Owosso, passed away Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at Memorial Healthcare Center. Upon her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held on Saturday, April 7th with a gathering of family and friends from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Owosso Eagle's Club, 308 N. Washington Street.
Linda was born in Lansing, Michigan on March 6, 1948, the daughter of Clifford and Betty (Toman) Gardner. Linda graduated from Ovid High School in June, 1966. She then attended Melba Beauty School. She obtained a cosmetology license in 1967. She managed the Jon-Ray Beauth Salon in Owosso and later opened her own salon, Linda's Country Salon, in Ovid. She also worked at American Aerosol, Vaughn's Seed Company, as an Owosso crossing guard and at the Jones Apple Orchard in Laingsburg. Linda enjoyed bowling and most of all, casino gambling.
Linda is survived by her husband, Gary; children, Lene Kenger of Diamondale, MI, Eric (Deb) Vincent of Elsie, Mysti Martenis of Waters, MI, Chad (Teri) Vincent of Owosso and Amber (Noah) Martenis-Vincent of Owosso; grandchildren, Julieanne, Brittney, Khayly, Dehrian, Luke, Khi-Ree and Dawsuhn; mother, Betty Ackels of Ovid; brothers, Richard (Brenda) Ackels of Ovid and Ryan (Mary Jo) Ackels of St. Johns; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; her furry companion, Mister Bailey; and her gambling best friends, Sherry Stoneman and Janet Garcia.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford; step-father, Richard Ackels; brother, Craig Gardner and her beloved daughter, Diane Linay.
Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a gift to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 3064 Boardwalk Dr., Saginaw, MI; American Diabetes Association, 30200 Telegraph Rd - Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025; or Memorial Healthcare Hospice, 825 West King Street, Owosso, MI 48867.
Online guest book and condolences for Linda M. Martenis available at www.mowenfuneralhomeinc.com.