NLJ Staff


May 20, 1936–Aug. 16, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family of Martha Hampton announce her peaceful passing on the 16th day of August, 2021, at the age of
85 years.

Martha was an only child, born May 20, 1936, in Mapleton, Iowa, and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. As high school sweethearts, Martha and Don married and soon after moved to Wyoming. They spent the last 20 years between Upton, Wyo., and Green
Valley, Ariz.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Don; children, Julie Kershner and Steve Hampton (Christi); grandchildren, Chad Kershner, Candice Hampton Watt (David), Riley Hampton (LaShel), and Melissa Hampton; seven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Kendall and Greyson, Keaton and Fletcher, Hudsynn and Kellan; as well as other numerous family members and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Alice Riley.

Martha enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, and travel. She and Don traveled to numerous countries around the world and enjoyed several cruises. She was fortunate to have visited every state in the United States, with the exception of Alaska.

Martha cherished her time with her great-grandchildren and close friends. She always looked forward to the morning coffee club.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. As Martha was an avid reader, memorial donations will be directed to the Upton Branch Library.  

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Weston County Home Health Care.


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