"Fritzi" Ysabelita Kranz Martin, the daughter of Martin E. Kranz and Ysabelita Hamilton Kranz. Mrs. Loftin was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised at Chreitian Plantatoin in St. Landry, LA. She attended school in New Orleans, and holds a B.A. and M.A. from Tulane University.
Mrs. Martin was married for fifty-two years to Jack Loftin Martin, an Entomologist, graduate of Auburn University who owned Martin Chemical Company. They had two children, Hamilton Loftin Martin and Ysabelita "Bee" Martin Little. Upon the death of her sister, they raised nephew Martin Kranz Perilloux.
Through the years her volunteer work included nine volunteer years with the Scouting program; five volunteer years teaching Great Books; chairing the Home and Garden tours for the Covington Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary for seven years.
Additionally, Mrs. Martin was a Vacation Bible School teacher and served on the board of the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary. She is a fifty (50+) year member of the Eastern Star.