Cathy Valenzuela Martin
Who was Cathy Valenzuela Martin?
When you think of a special person who has touched so many lives, someone who is unwavering in their friendship, community commitment, patriotic duty, and beliefs, you can think of Cathy Martin.
Cathy Martin was born April 6, 1965 and at the age of 56 years she passed away on April 22, 2021. She was an exceptional part of the Middleburg community. As a vital part of our community, she worked diligently and with sincere conviction to give the very best she had to offer.
She was a Junior Past President of the Aeries in Middleburg of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4365. She was always ready to step in to help out and promote the causes with fundraisers to help others in need.
Every year, Cathy would look forward to stepping up and stepping out to promote her cause which was the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Walk in memory of her Dad. Even having major surgery could not keep her away from raising money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Cathy enjoyed her comradery with the VFW in Middleburg that she would frequent with her husband Art Martin.
As well as these activities, Cathy was part of the Clay County Sheriff “NET” Program to promote the Neighborhood Engagement Team. She had recently been accepted to work with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer. She was very proud of that fact. Every week Cathy would join her Middleburg Ladies Luncheon Group on Thursdays to offer her friends and colleagues her friendship and support without reservation.
Cathy was diligent in updating and organizing the Middleburg Museum as well as helping with the new improvements to the building. She also served as Treasurer of the Museum. Being an active Community Member for several years of the Middleburg Civic Association, she also served as Past 1st Vice President and Secretary.
Her passion and dedication was never ending. She was a vibrant, vital, and indispensable member. Cathy was at every event ready to do whatever needed to be done. Our community is a better place for all of the contributions and efforts she extended to us.
Her love for her husband Art, family, friends, and community has touched so many people including those who never got to know her. We have been so blessed to have had the honor and pleasure of knowing her and she will be truly missed all.
Dale Lee Parker
Dale Lee Parker, 80, of Orange Park, FL passed away May 24, 2021.
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