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Martha Jane Spratling

July 19, 1930 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 91)


With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Martha Jane Spratling, 91, on September 3rd, 2021. Martha was born to Harold and Jennie Colvin on July 19th, 1930 in the Baker Valley. Martha grew up on the family farm.
She attended Eastern Oregon College and met her first husband Paul Jacobs while working there. After their marriage, they continued to work there and run the family farm. They then move to full-time ranching. After Paul's death, Martha continued to run the ranch until she met Max Spratling. Martha and Max ran the ranch until his death. She retired at the age of 80 years. Martha remained on the family farm until her death at 91.
Martha was very involved and held many offices in The Chamber of Commerce, Cowbells, and Oregon Cattleman's Association. She was also a supporter of local youth participation in livestock shows and rodeos.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Lavelle, 1st husband Paul, and second husband Max.
She is survived by nephews Robert and Richard Knowles and wife Siobhan. Great niece Brenna Warburton and her husband Bill and children Vivian and William.
As per her request, there will be no funeral with the interment being private.   Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice through Coles Tribute Center by sending your check made out in the name of the charity to Coles Tribute Center 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR  97814.





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