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Martha Peveto Glick, 90, passed away peacefully at Heritage Place in Boerne on Saturday, June 13, 2020, with her daughter and two granddaughters by her side. She was born in Port Arthur to Holden and Thenia (Bridges) Peveto on October 14, 1929. She has one sister, Nelda “Judy” Peveto living in Boerne, formerly of Mauriceville.
In 1947, Martha graduated from French High School in Beaumont where she was a drum major. She was also the drum major at Lamar Junior College. She went on to study Elementary Education and Spanish at North Texas State College. When she was 19, before graduating from college, she taught 5th grade for a year at Los Fresnos. After graduation, she taught 1st grade in Pharr.
She was introduced to her future husband, Kemper Glick, on a blind date as a “reward” for returning a diamond watch she found. They were married on Valentine’s Day 1955, and soon began their family of four children. Kemper and his brother Kenith had the Glick Twins store in Pharr.
In 1961, the family moved to McAllen from Pharr. Mrs. Glick was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and homeroom mother. She cooked a sit-down dinner served at 6:30 every night. All hands had to be clean and you had to ask to be excused from the table. She creatively cooked whatever her hunting-and-fishing husband and boys brought home and mealtime was always interesting at the Glick table. She earned a Master’s degree at Pan American University, taught Spanish-English preschool, and tutored learning-disabled students while continuing to support her children in their various activities as they grew up.
Martha cared lovingly for Kemper at home for 3 years after his stroke. Following his death in 1989, she went to Glick Twins every afternoon to help with the family business, when not traveling, that is.
Martha Glick and her dear friend Martha Dizdar, “Los Dos Martas,” taught English language classes for live-in maids at First Baptist Church McAllen and were dedicated disciples for Baptist Spanish Missions. They were the go-to contacts for many immigrants needing spiritual or other assistance. After they were both widowed, they traveled extensively on mission trips and for pleasure. Martha Glick was proud of the fact that she had visited 32 countries, including China and Russia where she delivered shoes to orphanages. Martha Dizdar preceded her in death in 1997 and was greatly missed by “La Otra Marta.”
In 2006, she moved to Boerne to be close to two of her sons and grandchildren. She was active in the First Baptist Church where she made many new friends, volunteered at Hill Country Daily Bread, translated at the Hill County Mission for Health, and taught English classes for Spanish-speaking adults. She continued to go on mission trips into her 80s, including two trips to Peru.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter-in-law.
Martha “Granny” Glick is survived by her daughter, Gail Glick Andrews (Bruce) of Corvallis, Oregon; sons, Steven Glick (Kelley, d. Oct 4, 2019) and Michael Glick (Cindy) of Boerne, and Roger Glick (Audrei) of Temple; her grandchildren, Tori Glick Bellos (Matt) of Leon Springs, Stefanie Glick Vogt (Greg) of Richmond, Justin Glick of Marble Falls, Travis Glick (Lyndsie) of Kyle and Morgan Glick of Houston; and her great-grandchildren, Grace, Zoe, Thomas, Brooke, Lizzie and Emma all of whom gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday in October. Additional survivors include her sister, Judy Peveto; nephew, Gary Glick of Austin; niece, Jill Glick Soben of Fort Worth; and nephew, Bob Glick of Mission.
An open-air Celebration of Life was held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Boerne Cemetery Pavilion officiated by Rev. Mike Meadows. Casual attire. Masks will be provided, and social distancing will be encouraged. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers you donate to the charity of your choice; she supported many. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com.