Martha Davis RodriguezJuly 22, 1938 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 78)
Martha D. Rodriguez (Davis) passed on June 28, 2017.
She was born in the Clewiston, FL on July 22, 1938 to Ethel and William Davis. She graduated from Clewiston High School in 1956. Upon graduation, she attended, first Florida State University, before continuing her studies at the University of Florida. In 1961 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
She began her teaching career shortly thereafter. After teaching her first year in Daytona Beach, she moved to Brevard County and started teaching in Merritt Island, FL where she would remain teaching for the remainder of her 39 year career.
On July 2, 1965 she married John Rodriguez, her loving husband and best friend of 47 years.
During her teaching career in Merritt Island, she taught at Audubon Elementary, helped open Tropical Elementary and Jefferson Junior High Schools before teaching the gifted programs at both Gardendale Elementary and Tropical Elementary schools. It was at Tropical Elementary where she was affectionately known as “The Clewiston Princess”. She retired from teaching in 2002
In her leisure time she enjoyed spending time with her family and supporting them in all their educational and athletic endeavors. Later in life she set out on traveling adventures with John, including visiting all 7 continents, all 5 oceans and all 7 seas.
She is survived by sons (Marcelo, Randy, Lance and Dacks), daughter-in-laws (Nicole, Mary and Amira), nephew (John), niece (Cynthia), grandsons (Adam, Cole, Jett) and a granddaughter (Karolina) as well as countless loving friends.
The visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Beckman Williams Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Viera, FL 32955 from 6 pm to 8 pm (prayer vigil at 7 pm).
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 3050 N. Hwy A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903 at 11:00 am followed by the graveside service at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 US 1, Rockledge, FL 32955.
A reception will follow the graveside service at Springs of Suntree Community Center, 8300 Holiday Springs Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.