Martha Jean Guyer, 91

Martha Jean Guyer

FULTON, NY – Martha Jean Guyer, 91, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon January 29, 2019, in the comfort of her daughter’s home with her loving family by her side.

Martha Jean Guyer

She was born in Fulton to Harold E. and Mary F. MacTurk Blance and graduated from Fulton High School in 1946.

Martha retired from the Nestle Company in 1984 and held many positions in her 13 years of service, including being the first female machine operator at their Fulton plant.

She was also employed at the cosmetic counter at Ferguson’s Drug Store.

Martha’s priority in life was raising her family and caring for her husband.

She was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabeth Chapter 105.

Martha enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bowling, music and dancing.

She also enjoyed spending time along the St. Lawrence Seaway at her cottage in the 1,000 Islands.

Martha is survived by her children, Jodie (Linda) Guyer of Fulton, Gayle (Ronald) Woodward of Fulton, Dale Jacobson of Fulton, Harold (Nancy) Guyer of Fulton and Mary Ann (Jason) Smalley of Hilton, NY; her sister, Karen (Bruce) Thomas of Mebane, NC; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and seve great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Martha was predeceased by her husband, Alan B. Guyer, in 1984; her brother, Edwin H. Blance, in 1975; her sister, Evelena B. Blance, in 1985; her granddaughter, Heather Jacobson, in 1995; and by her daughter, Cindy Burton, in 2018.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. with a service to follow on Saturday, February 2, at Brown Funeral Home, 21 Flood Drive, Fulton.

Immediately following the service at the funeral home, a reception will be held at the Fulton Elks Lodge, 57 Pierce Drive, Fulton.

Burial will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 14204-1305 in memory of Martha.

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  1. A beautiful lady we had such a good time watching our boys, grandsons at the wrestling matches . Martha was a spooky women,wonderful personality beloved Mother ,friend will be sorely missed RIP Martha

  2. To the Family of Martha Guyer,
    How lucky she was to have all of you by her side for all these years. May she rest in peace knowing how much she was loved on earth.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  3. To All Martha’s children and Grandchildren, Grant & I send our sincere sympathy to all of you. I knew
    All the Guyer kids from the time I was growing up and then our children knew each other through Erie St.
    School & Cub Scouts & Brownies. She will be missed by a lot of people from Nestle’s as well, where she
    and Grant both worked. Peace & Love to all of you.

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