A private burial will be held at a later date.
Karla Fran Martin was born Jan. 26, 1950, in Portland, Ore., to the late Leslie and Doris Martin. Karla and her daughter, Leslie traveled with friends to Georgia and Alaska before settling back into her native state of Oregon. Karla spent part of her life parenting foster children in Oregon and helping troubled youths better themselves. In 2005, she got her associate degree in office administration from Montana Technical School in Butte, Mont. She is survived by her two adopted sons, Roy and David Cross; brother, Stan Martin; and niece, Debbie Vandemark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Doris Martin; and daughter, Leslie Peterson of Little Falls.
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