Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 10, 2013

Doris M. Martin

TRAVERSE CITY — Doris Marilyn Keene Martin, 82, of Traverse City, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City. Doris was born on Thursday, March 26, 1931, to the late Mabel Inez (Pugh) and Karl Scofield Keene.

She attended Traverse City schools and then attended Michigan State University.

She married William Vern Dewar in January of 1953. She later married Carl Watson Martin on Sept. 10, 1966.

Doris loved journaling, music, was a voracious reader, especially of mysteries, and also enjoyed sports.

She had been a member of the Traverse City Eagles Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Charles) Burnett, of Kingwood, Texas, Karl (Kathleen) Keene, of Moorhead, Minn., Thomas Dewar, of Yelm, Wash., Dr. William (Susan) Dewar, of Baring, Maine, Candace (Mark) Golden, of Traverse City, and Katherine (Steve) Konsella, of Rapid City; 16 grandchildren, Alex, Erika, Sasha, Matthew, Christopher (Ashley), Seth, Thomas (Julie), Vern, Justin, Aerianna, McKenzie, Max, Steven (Rachel), Kassandra, Nickolas and Christian; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alexandria, Ethan and Reagan; her sisters, Phyllis Babcock, of Frankfort, and Jeanne Baker, of Memphis, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Doris was preceded in death by her granddaughters, Emily and Brittany; and a brother, Mac Keene.

Visitation for Doris will be held this evening, April 10, from 6 until 8 p.m., at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, also at the funeral home, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Dr. David Walls of First Congregational Church will officiate. Following cremation, burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherryland Humane Society or to The American Cancer Society.

Please share your memories and thoughts with the family by way of Doris’ online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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