S. Hope Martens (Cowger) Smallwood

(March 29, 1921 - April 15, 1993)

The Lusk Herald
April 21, 1993

S. Hope Smallwood

Services for Weston County native S. Hope Smallwood, 72, were held Tuesday, April 20, 1993, at 2 p.m. at Worden Funeral Chapel by Pastor Al Simms of the Newcastle Southern Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Newcastle Greenwood Cemetery.

Smallwood died Thursday, April 15, 1993, at Weston Manor following a lengthy illness. She was born March 29, 1921, in Weston County to homesteading pioneers, Robert and Rosa (Southard) Cowger. She was reared in Weston County and attended country schools and Newcastle High School.

In 1939, she married John W. Martens and they ranched on Beaver Creek. He preceded her in death. In 1958, she married Coral "Brownie" Smallwood, who also preceded her in death.

They lived in Texas until the early 1960s, at which time they returned to Weston County, where she was employed as a bookkeeper. The couple owned and operated a restaurant in Upton, and managed the Michael's Senior Center for a number of years.

Smallwood enjoyed horses and fishing with her husband. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Douglas.

She is survived by one son, John Elliott Martens of Santa Rosa, Calif., two step-sons, Larry of Oroville, Calif. and Jim Smallwood of Biggs, Calif., one brother, Bronco Cowger of Thermopolis; one sister, Bessie Popham of Newcastle; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

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