Ruth Martin

Obituary of Ruth Ann Martin

Ruth Ann (Heron) Martin, age 65, of Lapeer, MI, passed away with family by her side on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at her home.

Ruth was born in San Fernando, California to parents Roy and Betty Heron on October 31st, 1956. She graduated from East Detroit High School class of 1974. Ruth worked as a Kennel Attendant for Oakland County Animal Care Center for 37 years, retiring on November 5th, 2011.

Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family, had a passion for animals, and loved sports. Ruth was named Oakland County Employee of the Month June of 2002 and was the sponsor of two children through Compassion International.

Ruth is survived by her significant other: Ronald Martin; children: Rick (Breanne) Heron, and Rachel Rieck; fur children: Tiffany and Sophie; grandchildren: Gavin, Reid, Corbin, and Ryker; fur grandchildren: Maura, Kailey, Coby, and Parker; brother: Roy (Terri) Heron; nieces: Shawn Kraus (Bob), and Kelly Heron; and nephew: Roy Heron III (Heather). She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Betty Heron.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Larry and Karen Martin and the extended Martin family for all their love and support throughout the years.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date with Reverend Don Lusk officiating.  Memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to any animal rescue or shelter to help animals.   Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home – Columbiaville.   Share memories, pictures, and condolences with the family at

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