Martha Ann Keepers of Boise City, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 25, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Martha was born on September 16, 1934 in Telephone, Texas, to Martin Luther Gray and Nell Morris Gray.
She married Raymond Young in 1954 and had three children, Laree, Marty, and Jeffrey. She married Vernon Dale Keepers in 1976 and gained three additional children, Jonathan, Kevin, and Spencer.
She attended school in Monahans, Texas, and graduated in 1953. She attended Hardin Simmons University, San Antonio College, West Texas State, University of Central Oklahoma, and graduated Cum Laude from UCO with a bachelor's degree in education in 1970 and a master's degree/reading specialist degree in 1975. She was a life-long learner and strove to further her education throughout her career. Martha taught school for 28 years, 18 of those years in Boise City. She mostly taught reading, but also taught Spanish. She served as an administrator in Montana for two years.
Martha taught Sunday school since the age of 18 as well as Vacation Bible School and was involved in various church activities. She had a heart for missions and participated in special mission trips to Mexico, Malawi, Africa, Montana, Colorado, Hawaii, and Birmingham, England.
She loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved to travel with her husband, Vernon in their travel trailer across the entire United States. Martha enjoyed supporting her students by watching thousands of sporting events and her Oklahoma State Cowboys. She dearly loved her church family and caring for anyone in need.
Martha is preceded in death by her loving husband, Vernon Keepers, sister Doris Fowler, son Marty Young, and grandson Bo Bomar. She is survived by daughter Laree Bomar and husband Wylie of Silverton, Texas, son Jeff Young and wife Cat of Santa Barbara, California, son Kevin Keepers of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, son Spencer Keepers and wife Stacy of Moore, Oklahoma. Siblings Janet Blessing and husband Pat of Pflugerville, Texas and Linda Hughes of Round Rock, Texas. Grandchildren Casey Garrett and husband Ty of Amarillo, Texas, Stacey Kelly and husband Brendan of Lubbock, Texas, Kristopher Keepers and wife Hannah of Lindsay, Oklahoma. Seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at The First Baptist Church in Boise City, Oklahoma with Pastor Trevor Bulls officiating.
The family requests memorials to Lottie Moon Missions in care of First Baptist Church in Boise City, Oklahoma.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book or leave a condolence.
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Martha Keepers, please visit our Tree Store.