Mary K. Martinez, 69, went to heaven on the afternoon of January 30, 2016, to join her father John Wilson and Mother Katherine. She was born in Wichita, Kansas and in her younger years lived in various parts of the country, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology (cum laude) from Central Michigan University. After a few years, she changed careers and eventually moved to San Diego to become a Secretary and worked her way up to an Executive Administrator. She was an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (formerly Professional Secretaries International) which included becoming a Division (state level) Vice President and was also a San Diego Chapter President. Her many hobbies included Horseback riding, reading, and spectator sports. She met her husband Bill in San Diego. Mary and Bill retired and moved to Bakersfield in 2010. She loved her new community and was a frequent volunteer for various community endeavors almost to the day she was too ill to continue.
She is survived by her husband; Bill, son and daughter in law; Sean Patrick and Lisa Kidder, stepdaughter; Suzanne Steele, Grandchildren; Jenna and Michael Steele, Brother and Sister in Law; George and Leah Wilson, Brother in Law and Sister in Law; Jim and Penny Martinez, Nieces and Nephews; Rob and Paula Wilson, Richard Wilson, Rebecca Wilson, Jamie Martinez, Jeff and Terri Martinez.
A memorial is scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, April 16th at the Solera at Kern Canyon Clubhouse Ballroom.
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