Martha Alice Park Overton of Hyrum, Utah died at home on Saturday, April 27th with family by her side.
Words cannot capture what Martha Alice Park Overton meant to those who knew and loved her. We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was selfless, soft-hearted, giving, loving, and kind. Nothing brought her more joy than to share in ensuring the success of those near and dear to her; it is what she lived for. Her joys in life were simple: a robust thunderstorm, a well-crafted mystery, a nice meal, and a good movie out with family and friends. She loved animals, and her compassionate heart often moved her to take in strays. She even gave the wild birds names. She had an infectious and hearty laugh and an indomitable spirit. We will dearly miss her.
She was born one of five children in Wister, Oklahoma in 1938 to Thadeus Warsaw Park and Lyda Mae Jones Park. She grew up in Wister, and after marrying James Overton, relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where she lived for more than 50 years while raising her family. She retired from the Clark County School District where she worked as a graphic artist and moved to Cache Valley nearly five years ago to live closer to family.
Martha Alice Park Overton is survived by four daughters: Theresa Grant (Russel), Ginny Estrada (Alex), Cynthia Hooks (Norman), Carrie Reed (Tom), one step-daughter, Karen King, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law Adele Park. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Overton, her parents, two brothers, and two sisters
Special thanks to her health care team – Katie McCrabb, Kamie Thompson, Dr. Vera Carlson, and Debbie Kimber, all from Rocky Mountain Home Care & Hospice, whose expertise and excellent care ensured a peaceful and comfortable departure from this life.
“To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you.” (Yann Martel)
“They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.” Tuscarora (Native American)