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.
Sam and Martha loved to travel the world and see new sites. They were able to see the 7 wonders of the world as well as visiting all 50 states.
She worked as a model for various companies including some royalty free picture sites. Her favorite modeling gig was the tropical photo shoot with Andy Warhol.