Martha Lois Watkins McIntosh passed away unexpectedly on April 2nd in Michigan. Her many friends share in the family’s sorrow. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Schroder, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on October 1st, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Bruce McIntosh; daughters, Jeane Parker (Tom), Katie Brown (Dylan); son, Jack McIntosh; son-in-law, Mark Schroder and daughter-in-law, Nancy Schroder, along with her beloved grandchildren.
She left Troy after graduating from Troy State Teachers College, joined the Army and began training to become a physical therapist at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC, where she met Bruce. They shared a mutual interest in baseball and golf and that began a lifelong relationship.
A natural athlete, Martha never met a sport she couldn’t master — softball, basketball, skiing, bowling, soccer, tennis. But her great passion was golf. A 35-year member of the Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) and former governor of the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM), she participated in countless tournaments across the country and at her beloved sanctuary in Las Cruces, NM. She served as a rules official for the USGA, GAM and NCAA. An eager mentor and volunteer, her dedication won her a WMGA Leadership Award. To Martha’s great honor, she was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2019.
She lived in Northville, Michigan, but never forgot her roots or the friends and family whom she loved, returning to Troy on many occasions. She especially loved the Troy High School Class of 1955, and never missed a class reunion. She stayed in touch with her childhood friends regularly and remained close to them by phone calls and social media.
There will be a celebration of her life at Green Hills Funeral Home on July 9th at 10:00. Please join her Michigan family who, along with other family and friends have all traveled to Troy for the celebration. Dress casually and comfortably.