Ms. Louvenia Presnell Martin, age 92, of Boone, passed away Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Born February 9, 1925 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Lillie Melvina Ward Presnell. She was preceded in death by her husband Winfield Martin.

A graduate of Lees-McRae College and Appalachian State Teachers College, Mrs. Martin was an Educator in Henderson County for 36 years. She was a lifelong learner and educator and earned her MA from Western Carolina. She was a member of Boone United Methodist Church where she was involved in the JOY Club. She was also active in the Watauga Chapter of Retired Teachers.
Louvenia was a world traveler, having visited five continents. She loved the mountains and spending time on China Lake in Maine. She was an avid reader and she loved her friends and family.

She is survived by one sister, Sarah P. Guerrino of Gainesville, Virginia, one brother, Cecil F. Presnell of Piney Flats, Tennessee, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Presnell and Nathan Linney Presnell, and one sister Rilda Presnell.

A celebration of Louvenias life will be conducted Sunday, January 14th at 2 PM at Boone United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends to share refreshments and memories immediately after the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity or church of the donors choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family of Lou Martin at
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

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