Alice Danne Estes Martin of Charlottesville, passed away on April 30, 2010 at Westminister Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. She was born in Louisa County, daughter of the late George Albert and Carrie Baker Estes. She was predeceased by her husband Harry S. Martin, step son Harry S. Martin, Jr., and brother George B. Estes. She is survived by a step son Garrett E. Martin, five step grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Jeremy Martin, Amanda and Meghan Martin; a sister, Carolyn E. Bowen; five nieces and nephews, Deborah E. Riddell, David A. Bowen, John P. Bowen, Besty L. Bokn, and Lynn B. Walker; ten great nieces and nephews, Lindsey R. Woodward, Lauren P. Riddell, Benjamin and Jake Walker, Kelsey, Kristopher, Nicholas, Patrick and Erik Jorgensen and Cameron Bowen.
She was a graduate of the college of William and Mary, and received a masters degree from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Martin was a retired educator, having worked as a classroom teacher and guidance counselor at Louisa County High School.
She served on the Board of Germanna Community College, member of the Louisa County Historical Society, Mineral Historic foundation, the House of Burgesses Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames, and a member and former trustee of the Louisa Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, VA at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3.
The family will receive friends at Woodward Funeral Home on Sunday evening, May 2nd, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A scholarship has been established in her name by Dale Long, a former student, for physics students preparing to teach at the secondary level.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to The Virginia Tech Foundation, designated for the Alice Estes Martin Scholarship, The Virginia Tech Annual Fund, P.O. Box 850, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0336