Rosalyn Haughton Martty – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper
April 20, 1936 – May 18, 2021
Rosalyn Haughton Martty was born on April 20, 1936 in the Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, AL and died at Poydras Home in New Orleans, LA on May 18, 2021.
Rosalyn grew up in Fayette, Alabama, and graduated from Fayette County High School. A member of the glee club and other school organizations, Rosalyn was also chosen as the Fayette Country Maid of Cotton, a local honor. After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from the University of Alabama where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. After graduating, she moved to Pensacola, Florida to teach elementary school. It was in Pensacola that she met the love of her life, Fritz Martty, who was stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Base. The two met on a blind date and were inseparable.
They married in 1959 and lived in St. Joseph and Baton Rouge, LA for several years before moving to New Orleans where they raised their children Clarke and Kristen. For many years they have held a family camp by Lake Bruin where friends and family have enjoyed the moments of their lives. In 1983, Rosalyn and Fritz moved to Washington, DC and lived in the DC and northern Virginia area for 23 years before returning home to New Orleans in 2005.
Rosalyn stayed at home to raise her young children before entering the workforce, this time not as a teacher. She became a real estate agent, joining Trade Mark Realty and making many valuable friends, before taking on other jobs which included a medical claims investigator for Equifax, an event planner for customs conventions and during her years in Washington, DC area, Rosalyn was a writer for GO Magazine.
During the 1970s, she developed a keen interest in genealogy and passionately researched not only her Haughton family tree, but the Clarke / Martty family tree as well. This willingness to seek out his family’s roots guided many family trips to the Muscle Shoals, AL, southern cemeteries and libraries in Edenton, North Carolina. During her years in the Washington, DC area, Rosalyn became an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and after moving to New Orleans, she became a life member of the local chapter of Spirit of 76.
Rosalyn was known for her love of her family, her zest for life, her charm, her wit, her wonderful laughter and her incredible sense of style. She was a beautiful lady who lived every day to the fullest until she could no longer do so.
Rosalyn is predeceased by her husband of 61, Fritz Martty, who passed away in October 2020, and her parents James Curtis Haughton and Pansy Higgins Haughton, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her beloved family, her son Clarke, her daughter Kristen, her son-in-law Gene Dry, her grandchildren Parker Martty Dry and Callan Clara Dry, Thanks to the nurses and staff at Poydras Home for their care during of the past 16 months and to Dr John Amoss and nurse Natalie Quarls for their loving care at the end of her life. Interment will be private at Natchez Cemetery, MS City on May 22, 2021.