Gertraud Martin

Obituary of Gertraud Martin

Gertraud Martin, age 99, went to be with her Lord on June 5th, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, her son in law, and her husband of 71 years, Hubert. Mrs. Martin was born in the Palatinate region of Germany and was fluent in five languages. Gertraud was of Huguenot descent on her mother’s side of the family. After WWII and during occupation, she served as an interpreter at 3rd Army Headquarters under General George Patton in Heidelberg where she met her future husband, Hubert. Later, Traudl, as she was called by family and friends, joined her extended family in New York City and Long Island. She and Hubert were married in the “Little Church around the Corner” an Episcopal Church in New York City. After Dr. Martin completed his studies of orthodontics, the couple settled in Morgantown, Dr. Martin’s hometown, and raised three children. Along with raising a family, Traudl belonged to the Service League, was a deacon at First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer at Mon General Hospital as well as a life member of their Auxiliary and also of Ruby Hospital Auxiliary. She was the 2nd President of the Morgantown Dental Auxiliary. Mrs. Martin received an AB Degree cum Laude from WVU in French and graduated with her daughter and son-in-law in 1971. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and founding member of the Morgantown Racquet Club. Traudl especially enjoyed being a member of a Women’s Bible Study Group. She loved life and our exquisite planet Earth. She never met a stranger. Traudl is survived by her daughter, Elisabeth, son, Chris and wife Rosemarie, son, Glen and wife Judy. Grandchildren include Kathryn and husband Cameron, Andrew, Molly and husband Josh, Jeff, Christy, Allan and wife Carly, and Audrey. Three great grandchildren include Owen, Oliver and William. All were her pride and joy. A small family celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the care givers of Windy Hill Village for their exceptional and loving care of both Hubert and Traudl. In remembrance of Traudl, memorial contributions may be made to: WV Caring Hospice, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520, St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 St. Bonaventure Indian Mission, PO Box 610, Thoreau, NM 87323, Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., 215 67th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Send condolences online at
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