Let the memory of Martha Lee be with us forever
  • 70 years old
  • Born on July 28, 1941 .
  • Passed away on August 24, 2011 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Martha Lee Hawk, 70, born on July 28, 1941 and passed away on August 24, 2011. We will remember her forever. 

Martha Lee (Marti) Dupuy Hawk of Columbus, Ohio died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday August 24, 2011 after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 28, 1941 to William and Josephine Dupuy she was the younger of two daughters. She grew up in Lebanon, Ohio and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1959 with a passion for art and design. Marti was able to realize her dreams while raising 3 children with her former husband Herbert, by creating successful businesses with an interior design business and art gallery in Zanesville, Ohio for over 20 years.

In retirement her passions turned to her numerous friends including the Domino Divas, and as a member of the National Mahjong League. Always with a sense of flair, she is remembered for her eclectic hats, colorful attire, fondness for pink flamingos and zebras, wonderful sense of humor, and her ability to light up a room with her laughter.

Survived by her loving, long-time companion Andy Mackay, her 3 children, Jeff Hawk, Sheri Hawk-Noer, and Michele Lorton; 10 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren; her sister Susanne LeFeber; and her many close friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at her church, Worthington United Methodist Church, in Worthington, Ohio on Friday September 2, 2011 at 10:30am. It is requested that everyone attending please wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt; fun hats and eye-ware are optional, but encouraged. Please share your favorite memories and photos of Marti.

A foundation has been established in her memory, The ML Hawk Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The new website will be launched at the first of the year at http://www.hawkfoundation.org. Details on how your contrubutions to the foundation will be put to work in Marti's honor will be available at the website. Once the site is up and running you will be able to contribute to the foundation directly through the website.  The first ML Hawk Ovarian Cancer Scholarship benefitting the children of cancer victims has been established and further details will be made available throught the website as well. Please consider contributing to the foundation in Marti's honor!

Celebration of Life Service: Worthington United Methodist Church is located at 600 High Street in Worthington, Ohio, near the corner of New England and High Streets.

Posted by Mino Dupuy Rolfes on 24th August 2012
I so wish that I could have been in touch with our Marti for all the years of our adulthood. You family and friends who were with her were blessed to have this delightful, amazingly talented woman in your lives. It is obvious that you were wonderful to her as well. She enjoyed the love of all of you. And I enjoyed the e-mail communication we had in later years.
Posted by Stephanie Sawyer on 24th August 2012
Missing my fun loving aunt today and always!
Posted by Susanne LeFeber on 24th August 2012
I can't believe it has been a year since you passed. I think of you often and wish we had had more time. Love you Sis.
Posted by Michele Lorton on 28th July 2012
Today is a hard day for us all mama! We miss you so very much and wish you were still with us. I do know that you are surrounded by the love of Jesus and I will see one day again!! I love you so much! Michele
Posted by Michele Lorton on 27th December 2011
Mom, I miss you more than words can say! I love you!
Posted by Michele Nutter Scanlon on 10th October 2011
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. I have fond memories of Marti when our daughters were in Devilettes together. Sincerely, Dolores Nutter & family
Posted by Kevin Jones on 1st September 2011
Hey Marty, you were always such a blast to be around. As much as I always looked forward to seeing Jeff, or Sheri, or 'Shell, I always looked forward to visiting with you too. We'll miss you for now, but see you again soon. You are truely one of a kind. Love ya. Jonesy
Posted by Len And Vi Mattson on 1st September 2011
We remember Marti for her fun personality and her being a natural part of our family with Jeff and Linda and the Grandkids. She will be greatly missed at our visits to Ohio. God's grace and love to all her family.
Posted by Rose James on 31st August 2011
She had tremendous style, laughter and fought her disease with style and courage. I played Mah Jong with her and it was always fun and lots of laughs. She will be missed. Rose and Ed
Posted by Peggy Vaughen on 31st August 2011
Being friends with her were a true pleasure. Loved her laughter and smile it will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Ted and Peg
Posted by Jan Sanuels on 31st August 2011
Always a Lady! She had style, carissma and a wonderful sense of humor. I loved talking with her when she returned from the Worthington Farm Market on Saturdays. The more color, the more she liked it! Fun clothes, good food, great circle of friends, & a beautiful, loving family.
Posted by Carolyn Ziemba on 31st August 2011
The few times we were together, for a family wedding or family dinners, Marti kept the event lively with her humor and laughter. I will miss being able to see her when we visit Columbus. With much love, Carolyn, Calla and Camille Ziemba
Posted by Brad Workman on 30th August 2011
Her radiant smile and laughter touched all who knew her in a very special way. I am glad she is now at peace, but will never forget her strength, courage and grace. Brad Workman
Posted by Susanne LeFeber on 30th August 2011
A sister is always in your heart and will be deeply missed. You gave it the good fight with dignity. I love you.
Posted by Judy Hanzel on 30th August 2011
Marti and I have been friends for a few years however it always felt like we were lifetime friends. She fought cancer with style and dignity and truly lived every minute of her life. I was blessed the day Marti came into my life and will always cherish those memories. With love.

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