Martha Pena Cardona 83 of Aberdeen, Idaho died Thursday, October 2, 2014 in American Falls, Idaho. Martha was born February 22, 1931 in Karnes City, Texas, one of eight children of Severo C. & Antonia F. Pena. She married Eloy S. Cardona on October 6, 1946. To this union were born seven children.
Martha worked for Simplot for 32 years retiring in 1993. Martha was involved in the Catholic Church and very involved in her childrenâs lives. She loved sewing, crocheting, quilting, hunting and fishing. She enjoyed her lifelong friendships she made while working at Simplot.
She is survived by her daughter Irma May (Kenny), Lakeland, Florida; sons, Eloy (Linda), Aberdeen, Idaho; Ray (Louise), Pocatello, Idaho; Richard (Cathie ) Shelley, Idaho and Isaac, Springfield, Idaho; 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, and her brother Philip Pena of Aberdeen. The Cardona family would like to include their extended family the Reeds and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eloy, her parents, an infant daughter, Irene; son David, brothers Lee, Jesse and Frank; sisters Evelyn, Lupe, and Adela; her grandson Michael Cardona, great granddaughter Bridgett Powell and 2 other great grandchildren.
Services will be at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 667 S. 4th W. Aberdeen, Idaho. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 the Rosary will be at 7:00 PM and The Vigil will be 7:30-8:30 PM. On Wednesday Oct. 8, a vigil will be at 11:00 AM with Mass following at 12 noon. Interment will be at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Memories and Condolences may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com