Nancy Padilla

Nancy Martin Padilla Nov. 19, 1950-Nov. 17, 2012 Resident of Santee, CA Nancy is survived by her loving parents Malcolm "Mac" and Elvera Martin, brothers Steven, Murray and Paul. She lost her courageous battle with Leukemia with her parents and brother, Steven, at her side when she died. Donations in memory of Nancy could be sent to Leukemia Society, 675 North First Street, Suite 1110, San Jose, CA 95112. She graduated from San Jose State University, then worked in administration at San Jose Hospital. Later she spent time working for the Navy in Hawaii. In 1990, she relocated to San Diego working again with the Navy until her illness took its toll. She was survived by many aunts and uncles. Aunt Helen Flores has sons Ted, David and Bobby and daughters Ann and Lisa. Also we have Aunt Helen Moody of Los Gatos. Nancy had two uncles who have passed on, Murray Martin and Donald Martin. Nancy had two sons, Joshua Hillman and wife Susenne, and their 17 year old twin sons, and Johnathan, who has two daughters, he lives in Auburn, Alabama. Nancy has three cousins in San Francisco, Kim, Kelly and Lonie. She has one living uncle, John Flores and he is father to Karen and Daniel. Nancy really was the light and love of our family. After cremation, per Nancy's wishes, her ashes were scattered in the San Diego Bay during a ceremony at sea.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Dec. 28, 2012