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2099 Reliez Valley Rd.
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Martha Esther Ahola

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Martha Esther Ahola 1915-2004 Martha Ahola was born in Kingston, Minnesota to Alfred and Emma Salo Pousi, members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was salutatorian at Litchfield High School and attended Suomi College in Hancock, Michigan. She moved to California in 1944 and joined the Berkeley Finnish Evangelical Church where she met Arne Ahola. They got married in December 1946 and moved to Oakland. In 1958 they moved to Lafayette with their 3 sons. Martha was preceeded in death by her son David, her husband, Arne, her brother, Everett, and her sister, Ellen Raatika, and moved to Rossmoor in 1984 where she was very active in many organizations including Hope Lutheran Church. She is survived by her sons, Alan and Stephen, her niece, Susanne Lea, her, nephew, Richard Lea and her sisters, Hilja Karvonen and Ruth Ollila. Services will be held Wednesday, April 7 at 10AM at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette (925) 935-3311.
Published in Contra Costa Times from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2004
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