10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 25, 2019
St. James the Greater Catholic Church
4201 S. McKinley Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109
Rusty Martin was called to heaven on May 14th, 2019 at the young age of 66. Her death was very unexpected, and we all are at a loss after her passing.
Rusty was born October 30, 1952 in Douglas, Wyoming, to Russell and Johnie Lenington. Rusty grew up in Prague, Oklahoma after moving there from Wyoming as a young child. She graduated from Prague High School. She married Robert L. Martin, and they made their home in Prague where they had two sons Taylor and Parker. She worked for the local District Attorney’s office for many years as a victim-witness coordinator. Her hobbies included a love for animals, especially horses, and she was an avid tennis player in her younger years. She enjoyed playing the piano and was self taught. Later in life, her passion for art expanded and she excelled at many different forms of painting, drawing, and making hand-made decorations. She was a passionate fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder (she never missed watching a game) and all OU Athletics, especially football.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Ray and Jerry Lenington, and her ex-husband and lifelong friend Robert Martin. She is survived by her two sons, Taylor Martin and his spouse Clay Hammons of Oklahoma City, and Parker and his wife Laurie Martin of Norman and their two daughters Madeline and Mallory, her best friend Disa Drury, who was like a daughter to her, of Shawnee, her best friend Linda “Lindy” Smith of Wylie, Texas, and many other close friends too numerous to list.
Rusty was such a dynamic person with the biggest heart. She was affectionately known as “MiMi” by her two granddaughters whom she loved dearly and would spoil at any opportunity. The girls knew to expect a treat or gift any time MiMi would visit. Our mother had a way of making anyone and everyone feel welcome and feel like they were the most important person in the room. Her laughter and joyful spirit will be greatly missed among all who knew her. We love you mom and miss you terribly.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to an animal sanctuary or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her honor.