Roxy Ann Wachtel Martin passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on February 19, 2022.
Roxy was born in Coeur D Alene on June 25, 1946 to Hugh and Ruby Wachtel, she was raised in Rathdrum with her seven siblings. She was proceeded in passing on by her brothers Steve, Delbert, Merle and Roy. Her other siblings are Rod and Larry Wachtel and “her favorite sister” Margie Lang. On May 15, 1964 she married the love of her life Larry Martin, they had one daughter in 1968 Stephanie Martin Williams. They resided in Spirit Lake and Roxy was able to watch her two grandsons Ty and Levi Wilkerson grow up and both have sons of their own, Bosten and Harrison Wilkerson, who both called her Lolli. Roxy was a huge influence on Ty’s wife Hannah and she loved to tell her son in law Darrin Williams stories of the old days out on her front porch where she loved to watch hummingbirds.
Roxy was the mayor of the City of Spirit Lake from 2001-2008, she wanted the best for her community that was her home for over 50 years.
Family was important to her and she loved all her nieces, nephews, and other “family” members with her whole heart and soul. Roxy loved family reunions, watching the Gonzaga Basketball team especially in Las Vegas at the West Coast Conference games with family there right by her side. She never missed her grandsons baseball, basketball and football games. She was at their musical performances, birthdays, weddings, births and even homeschooling Levi for 2 years. Roxy couldn’t wait for the yearly Wachtel Thanksgiving at the Big Eddy. She touched many of us in various ways with her witty charm and stubborn ways, she will be missed dearly.
She left us to join her beloved Larry and her “partner in crime” Renie Wachtel, the Thelma to Roxy’s Louise. She found the peace she was searching for with her brother Larry and nephew Garrett by her side that morning to be in a better place.
I love you mom, more than you will ever know, until I see you again there will be a void that can not be replaced…
Special thank you’d to Janice Eastman, Kindred Hospice Care and Home Instead Caregivers, you were all earth angels to Roxy.
There will be no service as this was Roxy’s wishes, the family will be doing something special later on this summer in her memory.