Martha “Marty” White Meyer, 87, formerly of Lincolnville, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was the daughter of John Comly and Beatrice Kent (Newcomer) White.

Marty was born Jan. 16, 1924 in Philadelphia and grew up outside of New York City, graduating from Hastings High School. She raised her family in South Salem, N.Y., and over the years worked in accounting jobs with an insurance agency and the local school district.

Marty and her husband, Willard A. Meyer, retired to Maine in the early 1970s, and lived initially in Rockport, but mostly in Lincolnville for 27 years. They both had many friends and interests in the Midcoast area.

Marty was a loving mother and grandmother, an avid reader, creative cook, passionate vegetable gardener, lover of wildflowers and wooden jigsaw puzzles, and always an optimist. She volunteered for many organizations over the years, including Meals-on-Wheels, the Community School, FISH, CRARL (Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League), and the library and nursing home facility at Piper Shores.

Willard died in 1989. In 2001 Marty moved to Piper Shores in Scarborough, where she and her Sheltie, Beth, lived in her own apartment and loved that special spot next to the ocean, with wonderful, caring staff nearby.

Marty’s philosophy was to “keep it simple,” and she noticed that as she aged, she had an increasing sense of wonder and amazement as she viewed plants, creatures and details in nature.

Honoring Marty’s wishes, there will be no formal services. Instead, perhaps friends can remember her while relishing blueberries, a lobster roll, book or jigsaw puzzle, or while admiring wildflowers (especially in May, her favorite month).

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her brother, John C. White Jr.

Marty is survived by her daughter, Nancy Holbert Ford and husband Tom of Hope; stepdaughters, Sally Matchett of Colorado and Jeanne Nicholson of Rhode Island; stepsons, John Meyer and wife Linda of Texas and Robert Meyer of Washington; grandchildren Nancy (Tim) Kubik, Sarah Matchett, Emily Matchett, Colin (Jess) Meyer, Ashleigh (Josh) Clelland, Jennifer Ford and Dan Ford; great-grandchildren Ken, Sophie, Dexter, Murphy, Kayla, Alexa and Audrey; and her AFS daughter, Randi Gerd Overland of Oslo, Norway.

If friends so choose, donations in Marty’s memory may be made to: CRARL (Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League), PO Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Meyer family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home in Camden.