Martha Huntington, 50, of 101 South 9th St., Clear Lake, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 19, at the United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave North, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Diana Hoover officiating.
Memorials may be made to Wright on the Park, Inc., The Clear Lake Arts Center, the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, the Clear Lake Schools Foundation or Hospice of North Iowa.
Martha Jane Huntington was born Dec. 4, 1960 in Grundy Center, Iowa to Robert W. and Mary Jane (Arnold) Huntington. She graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1979 and Iowa State University in 1983. She earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1992.
Martha worked in healthcare marketing before returning to school to pursue a career in architecture. She worked with a firm in Dubuque, Iowa before returning to north Iowa to work with Bergland + Cram. While there, she worked as a project manager and became a vice president with the firm in 2005. She worked on several projects in north Iowa, most notably the restoration/rehabilitation of the Historic Park Inn Hotel/City National Bank in Mason City, originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake, served on the boards of the Clear Lake Arts Center, Wright on the Park, Inc., and the Clear Lake Schools Foundation. She also served on the State Nominations Review Committee, which oversees buildings being named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Martha is survived by her father, Robert Huntington, Clear Lake; a brother, Brad Huntington and his wife, Loree, Thompson, Iowa; two nieces, Erin Huntington and Ashley Huntington, Thompson and a nephew, Blake Huntington, Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother and an aunt.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.