Martha Fisher Klitgaard finished her time on earth on December 29, 2019, at the age of 98. She died peacefully at the Mountain View Community in Ossipee. She was born March 29, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Frank and Marion Fisher.
Martha married Peter Klitgaard in 1945. She was devoted to her family and four children. Martha began her formal education in Cincinnati and continuing on completing graduate work at the University of Connecticut. She was a talented and gifted lifelong learner.
In addition to being predeceased in death by her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Peter and son, Jon. She is survived by her three daughters, Kim Nichols of Ossipee and her husband Steve; Jenni Allen of Massachusetts; and Karen Klitgaard on Minnesota as well as her five precious grandchildren.
Martha loved and cherished meeting people. She worked in a variety of positions – as a social worker, educator, and advocate for desegregation programs for the Girl Scouts as well as Cincinnati Housing Authority. After retirement she continued to make life easier for many generations as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, Koinonia, and other community organizations. She serviced as an advocate for many. She was kindhearted and tender woman who spoke her mind. She enjoyed reading, being outdoors, watching PBS news, and “making a difference”. She was affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers) in California, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
Martha enjoyed traveling around the country and to Japan and Denmark, often accompanied by members of her family. Prior to becoming a resident of the Mountain View Community, she was appreciative of the exceptional home care provided by the visiting nurse service in Tamworth as well as a resident of the Mountain View Community in Ossipee. She was most grateful to those who provided assistance, often feeling privileged to be in the right place at the right time.
In the mid-eighties, Marth became engaged with Koinonia and Habitat for Humanity in Georgia. Marth lived by President Carter’s belief – “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something…My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference”. Martha’s wish would be to move on with life, and go forward in the footsteps of President Carter.
A celebration of life will be held in June (tentatively June 27, 2020) at the North Sandwich Friends Meetinghouse, followed by the burial at the same location. Confirmation of date and time will be provided in the newspapers and on the Lord Funeral Home website in June.
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