Martha Ruth Ybarra was born to the late Montecue and Maxine Connally on October 27, 1939 in Frisco, TX. She was the 4th of 7 children. The family moved to Seattle, WA in 1953. Martha graduated from James A. Garfield High School in 1955.
Martha married Abraham Ybarra June 10, 1961 in Seattle, WA. The couple welcomed 4 children to their union: Monica, Michael, Aaron and Michelle.
Martha worked for the Boeing Aircraft Company for a combined 38 years however Martha’s true career was in her faith. She was a Missionary/ Evangelist/ Teacher/ Gospel Vocalist. Martha answered her call from the Lord to serve in 1964 and was ordained into the Ministry in 1966. She served with her husband, Bishop Abraham Ybarra as Missionaries in Mexico from 1969 to 1972. Martha was a Co-Pastor of the North Seattle Church of God, a State of Supervisor over Women’s Work C.O.G.I.C. of Washington State from 1980-1987 and lead a Women’s Prayer Fellowship. Martha’s vocal stylings traveled with her in many choirs and as a soloist. She became an active member of Christian Faith Center in 1987.
Martha was never she about spreading her love of the word to anyone. With The Lord’s deep presence in her home, she would lead monthly bible studies. Most them were scheduled but some were impromptu. In family gatherings, if there was a lesson to be taught then Martha would take us to the scriptures of the Bible. The room would hush as you felt your spirit be lifted by conveying the message. In 2003, those spoken words became print when Martha became a published author. The book was entitled: Basic Equipment: A Practical Guide For the Christian Woman! The book told anecdotes of her life a wife, mother as well as inspiring you to the woman that God Created You to Be!
Martha loved and valued her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. Martha was a kind hearted light to all that knew her. Her wisdom, knowledge and love of Christ were just as mighty as she. Stern yet loving, powerful yet gentle Martha shared her spirit and beautiful life with us until her sudden passing on April 12, 2019.
Martha Ybarra was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband Abraham Ybarra, brother Montecue (MC) Connally and daughter Monica Ybarra. Martha is survived by her children: Michael Ybarra (Veronica), Aaron Ybarra (Wendi) and Michelle Ybarra; siblings:Mary Heck, Tom Connally (Thelma), Mattie Arrington, John Connally, Dovie Connally and Vernon Connally (Jan); 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.