Woodbury – Ingrid J. Martland of Woodbury, CT died April 15, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on September 5, 1929 in Mt. Kisco, NY and was the beloved wife of Dr. Theodore H. Martland for 63 years, and the daughter of the late Tekla and David M. Johnson, both of whom were born in Sweden. As she spoke Swedish before she spoke English, she was fluent in Swedish and French. Ingrid was the valedictorian of her class at White Plains New York High School; graduated with a B.A. with the award for Excellence Scholarship from Upsala College in New Jersey. She received an M.S. at Western Connecticut State College and taught for twenty-two years at Mitchell Elementary School in Woodbury, where nearly all of her students excelled in math and vocabulary. In 1989 she saw to it that her first grade class survived when the entire classroom ceiling collapsed, for which she received commendation from the Governor and State Legislature. Ingrid will be forever remembered for her annual donation of a book to each Region 14 kindergarten student via the Woodbury Library and the Connecticut Community Foundation in perpetuity. In the 70’s and 80’s Ingrid was active in the Rotary Youth Exchange with Europe including over 100 students exchanged with France.
In addition to her husband she is survived by three children, Theodore David and his wife, Catherine (Flanagan) of New Hampshire, Matthew Thomas and wife Nancy (Piscopo) of Woodbury and Lisbet Ingrid and husband, Stephen Morris of Woodbury. She has eight grandchildren with three great grandchildren. Ted’s; Kerin and Mac Kenzi Griswould, Jennifer’s, Brookly Behrans and Theodore; Matthew’s; Lisa, David and Dylan; Lisbet’s Trevor and his wife, Lynn and their daughter Evelyn.
A church service will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Church in Roxbury followed by inurnment in the Church’s Columbarium.
April 22, 2017
11:00 AM to TBD
Christ Episcopal Church