November 4, 2014
March 7, 1949 – September 26, 2014
Martha's time on this earth ended September 26, 2014, after living a full, joyous, colorful life; a truly bright, shining star to all who knew her. Originally from Chicago, Martha migrated to Tahoe in the early 80's eventually making her home and business (Sierra Bliss Skin Care) in Kings Beach. Her skin care studio and home became an expression of her arts; from functional and whimsical pottery to continually evolving, blooming, blossoming and edible gardens complete with hand crafted sculptures. Martha's many passions also included contra and ballroom dancing (she melted at the thought of a beautiful waltz), creative cooking (tasty eye-popping pies) and anything Cat and Kitties. A cat in her lap WAS in the lap of luxury. She will be dearly missed by many friends near and far as well as remembered for her honest opinions and creative determination in all phases of her journey. Martha is survived by her husband, Steve Hay, sister Sally Nelson (Denver). brother Peter Grosvenor(Maine), nieces, her many Tahoe friends and co-workers. Martha was thankful for the exceptional, professional care, love and support of the Tahoe Forest Hospital Cancer Center. Contributions may be made to Tahoe Forest Hospice in her name and/or, at Martha's request, enjoy a simple waltz in your living room. A celebration of Martha's life will be held Saturday November 15th, 2014 at the North Tahoe Conference Center in King's Beach from 3-5PM. Please bring libations of your choice to toast to Martha and share with friends and loved ones. Light fare will be served.