Virginia Lois (McCarty) Martin

Virginia Lois (McCarty) Martin, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Alamosa, Colo., on Wednesday, July 2, 2024. Virginia was born on Jan. 11, 1938, in Ballinger, Texas, to Jim and Lois McCarty.

Virginia graduated from Sterling City High School in 1955 when she met the love of her life, Don Martin, whom she married on April 7, 1955, in Loving, N.M. Don and Virginia had two children, Teresa (Frank) Durham of Edna, Texas, and Marvin (Kellie) Martin of Taft, Calif.

She was an active member of the San Luis Valley Church of Christ, Mariposa Social Club and a ladies coffee club. Virginia was active until the minute she died. Virginia loved Jesus first, her family second, and all her many friends.

Virginia is survived by her children, Teresa and Marvin, her seven grandchildren, Chance (Stacy) Martin, Kendall (Lance) Tipton, Casey (Cassie) Martin, Nathan (Amanda) Fraser, Melissa (Alex) Dewing, Paige (Robert) Richie and Blake (Kelsie) Martin. Also, Virginia is survived by 13 great-grandchildren, as well as two nephews, Carl (Linda) Morris, Scooter Morris and niece Ginger Westphal.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lois McCarty, husband, Don Martin, sister, Christine Morris, brother, Jimmy McCarty and nephew, Shane Morris.

A celebration of life and location is pending.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the San Luis Valley Church of Christ in Alamosa, Colorado or an organization of your choice.

Services are in the care of Rogers Family Mortuary. To leave online condolences, tributes, and word of comfort for Virginia’s family, please visit