Martha J. Tuttle
January 25, 1921 ~ August 30, 2022
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Martha J. Tuttle, 101 years, went to her heavenly home August 30, 2022. Preceded in death her
husband, Rev. Harold R. Tuttle and sister, Mary Lou Tharp of Denver. Survived by children, Marla Winn
of Colorado Springs, CO, Rev. Mark (Jane) Tuttle of Burke SD, Joel (Susan) Tuttle of Pueblo, CO, and
Jolene (Greg) Miller of Pueblo, CO. 12 Grandchildren; Noelle (Daryl) Gingrich, Brad (Chelsea) Winn,
Andrew Tuttle, Luke Tuttle, Joshua (Allyson) Tuttle, Tim (Amber) Tuttle, Kami (Kyle) Jean, James (Robin)
Tuttle, Daniel (Alyssa) Tuttle, Keith (Sherrise) Miller, Kaylon (Lance) Anderson, Kevin (Elizabeth) Miller.
15 Great-grandchildren; Ian Gingrich, Klara Gingrich, Korban Winn, Nevelle Winn, Adam Tuttle, Leah
Tuttle, Jaxon Jean, Remi Jean, Eden Tuttle, Asher Tuttle, and Brody Miller, Brock Miller, Kaisley
Anderson, Hayes Miller, and Baylor Miller. Also survived by Pastor Matt (Terri Jo) Newton and their
children of Parsons, KS.
Martha was born to the union of Harvey and Mabel Wood in Portland, Indiana on January 25, 1921. Her
family farmed in Indiana until the family moved to Chanute, KS in 1933. Martha graduated from
Chanute High School in the Spring of 1939. In the Fall she attended Chanute Junior College and then on
to Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1943
completing her education. She began her teaching career at Clay Center, KS and then Hutchison, KS,
teaching high school physical education.
In fall of 1946, Martha enrolled at Central Baptist Seminary preparing for Christian Education ministry
where she met Harold Tuttle who was preparing for church ministry. Martha and Harold were married
February 27, 1947. Martha served as a Sunday School teacher, leader in women’s ministry, youth
groups and family camps beside Harold as he Pastored two Kansas churches. Beginning in 1950 Harold
and Martha had their first child and by 1956 had four children. Martha put her teaching on hold until the
youngest child entered school, she then resumed her teaching career in Physical Education as well as,
typing, shorthand and journalism, in addition to raising her family.
In 1966 the Tuttle family moved to Pueblo, CO to serve at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Martha
continued serving in the church and enrolled in classes to be licensed in Early Childhood Education.
Upon completion, she taught for Pueblo Head Start for several years. In the early 1970’s she transitioned
to serve as the Director of several non-profit Daycare Centers in Pueblo, developing education programs
and oversight of teaching staff until her retirement.
Martha was an avid reader of the Bible, devotionals, Christian books, sewing, needlework, knitting,
crocheting, and baking – banana bread was her specialty! She was a member of Central Christian
Her greatest joy was her love for her family, especially her grandkids, she always shared her love of
Jesus with them, through her kind actions, her prayers, the songs she taught them about Jesus –
everyone knew “Grandma loves Jesus!” Memories were made day by day, playing on the farm, reading
stories, songs, playing board games, trips to arts center to see musicals and plays, parades, picnics in the
park, learning to put together puzzles, sleepovers, and baking banana bread with Grandma. Once in
school, grandkids knew Grandma was the “go to” for helping with math, English, spelling test, reviewing
homework, helping with research, reports and term papers, proof reading etc. She was often the taxi
for picking up and dropping off to the next destination of the day. Intertwined in all her time with the
grandkids, she always was sharing and teaching about Jesus and the importance of God’s love for us and
to look to Him at all times and in all things, as He is our personal Savior.
Martha will always be remembered as a woman of faith, a Mom and Grandma that encouraged us in
tough times, giving us scriptures to help guide, comfort and assure us, writing cards and letters of
affirmation. She was a prayer warrior for her family, friends, and her country, and mostly, God’s
servant seeking Him and doing His will for her life. Martha was always quick to share the good news of
Christ, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Memorial Service to celebrate and honor Martha will be held September 8, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Central
Christian Church 1902 N. Hudson Pueblo, CO.
Memorial contributions in Martha’s name can be made to the charity of your choice or Sangre De Cristo
Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank the Brookdale El Camino Assisted Living staff and Sangre De
Cristo Hospice staff for their professionalism and excellence in caring for our Mom/Grandma, she
received such loving care, tenderness, respect and dignity, we will forever be thankful.
The Martha Tuttle Family
The church will be recording the service and posting it later. Once posted, you can view the service at:
Funeral Service: September 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Central Christian Church
1902 N. Hudson Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81001