Richard Martinitz Family
Richard Lynn Martinitz and Tamara Ann Ford were married November 24, 1979
at the Woodbine United Methodist Church. Richard is the son of Paul Dean and
Margaret Ann Martinitz. Tamara is the daughter of Towe Oris Garrett and
Margaret Ellen Garrett.
Richard was born January 5, 1959 in Junction City Hospital. His first
home was at the farm known as the Slatter Place. In March 1959, his family
moved to what is now known as the Rosie Farres home in Woodbine. His sister,
Rhonda Lea, was born while they lived here. They moved to Junction City where
Richard attended kindergarten. The family returned to the Slatter farm and
Richard attended school at Carry Creek and Chapman. He graduated from Chapman
in 1977. Richard helped his father with the farming and dairy and continued
farming after they moved to Woodbine in 1975. He also did part time carpentry.
He sold out of farming in 1985 and is presently employed with the Kansas State
Department of Transportation.
Tamara was bron October 1, 1959 in Newton, Kansas. She attended grade
school at Valley Center and Woodbine. She graduated from eight grade with the
last graduating class of Woodbine Grade School. Tamara graduated from Chapman
High School and was active in Youth Fellowship and 4-H. Tamara attended Salina
Vo-tech and received her child care certificate.
Their first home was the John Martinitz homestead. They moved to their
present home in Woodbine in 1980. Nathan John was born April 19, 1982 and
Andrew Phillip joined them June 1, 1984.
Source: Woodbine, Kansas Centennial, 1887 - 1987,
Woodbine through the years pg. 101
Submitted by Tamara Martinitz