Martha Marie (Williams) Barickman passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011, at the age of 92. Born on July 27, 1918, to Ruby and Dorey Williams, Martha was a Pueblo native and graduate of Centennial High School. In 1940, she married Frank Barickman and they had two sons, Kevin and Kim. A few years later, Martha and Frank opened a sweets and soda shop called 'The Corn Cottage,' where they made the best chocolate malts and popcorn balls in town. Employed by Prudential Insurance for 25 years, Martha was a hard worker who always made time for things she loved, like entertaining friends and family and Jeep rides to Beulah. She will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, beautiful red hair and making the best of every day. Martha will be reunited in Heaven with her parents; husband; sister, LaVora Wilson; and favorite dog, Fonzie, a.k.a. 'The Fonz.' Martha's legacy will live on through her sister, Patty (Rico) Donato; son, Kevin (Joan) Barickman; son, Kim (Kim) Barickman; and five grandchildren, Brooke (Jason) Flower, Connor Barickman, Brittney Barickman, Ruby Barickman and Harlie Barickman. A public viewing from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday. Funeral service honoring her life, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Parkview Medical Foundation or YMCA of Pueblo through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Martha on my first job (Prudential Insurance). She was so classy, had a great sense of humor and such a big heart. Several years ago, I visited her at her home and she was exactly the same beautiful, funny, classy lady I had remembered. She will certainly be missed.

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Martha on my first job (Prudential Insurance). She was so classy, had a great sense of humor and such a big heart. Several years ago, I visited her at her home and she was exactly the same beautiful, funny, classy lady I had remembered. She will certainly be missed.

  4. Classy lady who raised 2 wonderful sons. I loved being in her presence….made me feel cared about.
    Sincerely, Jil

  5. SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM, I ONLY REMEMBER MEETING HER ONCE MANY YEARS AGO WHILE RUNNING AN ERRAND WITH KIM BUT EVERY TIME I PASS THE FAIRGROUNDS I REMEMBER THAT DAY. YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS ART STUCKE

  6. Kevin and Kim and family’s. May the Good Lord bless your lovely Mother. I’ll always remember your family, almost next door to the Yaklich’s. If I can do anything for you, please let me know. I understand what it feels like to loose a parent. Dad has been gone for a little over 6 months and it still ways on my mind, but I sincerely remember your Mother and Frank and you two “little boys”. God Bless you and remember the good times all of us had. My sincere prayers will be with all of you—love, Rick Rolek

  7. My mom always had wonderful things to say about Martha and she thought the world of her. I don’t think I remember a time where our families weren’t linked somehow. Let’s celebrate the life she lived and be thankful that we’re the generation who benefited from the “Corn Cottage” days. My love to you guys as always.

  8. Beautiful lady, beautiful life, beautiful legacy! Though I didn’t know her for numerous years, when we did get together, she treated me as if she knew me forever. Knowing her sons and their families, it is clear what a magnificent woman Mrs. Barickman was. She gave her family gifts that will last forever, the kind that stay embedded in their thoughts, their actions, their hearts. Her beauty was evident to all and she can always be seen when you look into the faces of her sons and her grandchildren. Kevin, Kim and Families, know that your mom was a great lady and an awesome woman who made this world a better place. Be blessed by all she gave to you that can never be lost and rejoice in the blessing of her life.

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Martha at the Chateau at Sharmar. I would ask her if she had seen you, Kevin and Kim, and if she had been to Rye lately. She would always say what you were up to. She had such a great presence and spirit. I really enjoyed her requests, especially “If I Didn’t Care” by the Ink Spots which I must have sung to her 100 times or more. I’d tell a bad joke to the group, and she’d always say, “Oh, Tom…” Such a great gal! She will be dearly missed.

    Best to you at this time as you share memories and say goodbye.

    Tom

  10. Kevin & Kim, sorry to see the end of an era with the loss of your mom. She brings back a lot of memories, cub scouts, Lincoln Grade School, the Corn Cottage. May you guys find comfort in those memories. Condolences from my family to your’s.

    Tim

  11. When I was a kid growing up in Bruner Park, I always would go to the famous “Corn Cottage”. It was like ‘Heaven on Earth!’ We loaded up on whatever $2.00 could get you. Mrs. B would always hook us up with eXtra goods. When we went across to Dillons Texaco Gas Station, coming back from Lincoln Elementary, he would send us to the Corn Cottage to get him something. May God rest her soul & never will I forget the “Corn Cottage”- Days of our youth.

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