Martha Pena Cardona

Martha Pena Cardona, 83, of Aberdeen, died Thursday, Oct 2, 2014, in American Falls. Martha was born February 22, 1931, in Kansas City, TX, one of six children of Severo C. and Antonia F. Pena. She married Eloy S. Cardona on Oct. 6, 1946. To this union were born eight children.

Martha worked for Simplot for 32 years, retiring in 1993. Martha was involved in the Catholic Church and very involved in her children’s lives. She loved sewing, crocheting, quilting, hunting and fishing. She enjoyed her lifelong friendships she made while working at Simplot.

She is survived by her daughter Irma May (Kenny) of Lakeland, FL; sons, Eloy (Linda) of Aberdeen, ID; Ray (Louise) of Pocatello, ID; Richard (Cathie ) of Shelley, ID; and Isaac of Springfield, ID; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren and her brother Philip Pena of Aberdeen. The Cardona family would like to include their extended family, the Reeds, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Irene, a son, David, and brothers Lee and Jesse and sisters Evelyn, Lupe and Adela, as well as her grandson Michael Cardona, a great granddaughter, Bridgett Powell, and two other great grandchildren.

Services will be at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 667 S. 4th W., Aberdeen, ID. On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Rosary was at 7 p.m. and the Vigil was from 7:30-8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, a vigil will be at 11 a.m. with Mass following at 12 noon. Interment will be at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Memories and Condolences may be shared at

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