Martha was born to Harry and Ethel Smith on March 3, 1923. She went to school in a one room school house with three other kids until high school.
She went to Vancouver High School where she met her sweetheart Sam Kennison. They married shortly after graduation.
She worked as a model for various companies including some royalty free picture sites.
She is survived by two children, 5 grandchildren and a dog, Puffy.