Martha was born on a ranch 20 miles out of Ely, it was called Bothweck. They moved to Ely, Nev. when she has one year old and lived there for four years. They then moved to Betty, Nev. for four years then moved to Las Vegas in 1930. She watched the Boulder Dam being built.
Martha went to school until she was a junior and then she married Donald R. Coley. They had three children; Donald L., Jacklyn and Michael. They lived in Las Vegas for 48 years.
Martha and son Donnie moved to Ferron when her husband died in 1977. She has lived here ever since and loves it here.