Martha Pearl Martinsen of Fairland died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami after an illness.

She was 72.

Mrs. Martinsen was born July 19, 1936, in Miami to Russell and Helen (Kemper) Thomas. She moved to the Miami area in 1977 from Arizona.

She was a registered nurse for 51 years and had worked for Encompas Home Health in Miami. She attended the Nazarene Church in Miami.

Survivors include one son, Paul Martinsen of Miami.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. The Rev. Bob Barker will officiate. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.