Marty was born in Mesa, Arizona to Ray and Audria Callicoat. She was the second youngest of four siblings. Fast forward to college – She attended the University of Arizona, met Jeff, and got married on March 7, 1970. They both started their careers soon thereafter, coming to Texas for work.
Marty became an apartment manager at several locations in San Antonio. She followed Jeff and his job transfer back to Arizona, continuing her apartment management career. She became President of the Arizona Apartment Association, among other voluntary positions, along the way.
Her knowledge of real estate increased, as she received a real estate broker’s license with the specific intent on marketing and selling a new condominium development in Flagstaff for architect/developer Michael Goodwin. She progressively elevated herself into other areas of commercial real estate with the help of Michael Goodwin and began doing various market feasibility studies for him in the Phoenix-metro area.
She increased her client base and began working for others in the same capacity, furthering her real estate knowledge base. She accepted a position as a staff appraiser for a large commercial appraisal firm in Tempe and ultimately received her MAI designation (Member, Appraisal Institute- equivalent of a Master’s degree) after nine years of full-time work along with full-time studies.
In 1994 Jeff, Marty, Jessica, and the beagles moved back to Texas and basically started up new.
Marty was self-employed for several years as an appraiser and finally secured a position as one of two commercial appraisers for Frost Bank, she was promoted to the position of Vice President in a very short time.
She was responsible for half of Texas, reviewing Frost’s holdings and keeping them in compliance with federal and state real estate rules and regulations.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
Marty was deeply involved in and around New Braunfels...
She was involved in many service-oriented projects: Downtown Association- Chairman, Mid-Texas Symphony- Committee Chair, Chamber of Commerce Blue Coat, Youth Leadership New Braunfels- Chairman, led bible study thru Oakwood Church, board member and Chairman of McKenna Hospital, to name a few.
Marty never sought recognition or fame; she just wanted to make our lives better and follow the path the Lord gave her.
In 2004, she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer. After surgeries and chemotherapy, cancer did not return. In 2007, she was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a completely different cancer that to date has no cure. Her valiant battle with that cancer included multiple surgeries, chemotherapies, experimental treatments and procedures, ended Feb. 21st, 2016 with Jeff by her side.
With caring physicians and her ceaseless faith in God, she surpassed her predicted time with us by 4 years, almost double the expected life span. She leaves on this earth her daughter Jessica, her most precious grandson Lindley, a band of beagles, husband Jeff, sister Mary, and so many families and friends, too many to list.
Martha "Marty" Carolyn Lindley
November 22, 1948 — February 21, 2016
"Truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." - John 12:24