Petra D. Martinez

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71 years old, of Santa Barbara California passed away in Olympia, Washington on Wednesday, July 29, 2014 with her daughter Ramona by her side.

Born June 29, 1943 to Robert and Carmen Madrigal of Santa Barbara, California.

Petra (also known as Diane) is survived by her loving daughter Ramona Greenwell, son in law Timothy Greenwell, grandchildren Nicholas, Zachary and Christabelle. Her loving sisters Martha Cervantez, Patricia Wollum, Brothers Frank, Armando and Carlos Madrigal. Also, son James Harris, daughters Cindy Goldberg, Bonnie Uribe/Reya and Jessica Martinez. Petra is survived by many other grandchildren and great grandchildren and many loved nieces and nephews.

Petra enjoyed baking and was known as the "Pie Lady" in and around Santa Barbara. You knew you were "in" if she cooked or baked for you. She loved to exhibit her food when ever possible. It was always a treat when you knew she was bringing a dish to your event. Especially if it was her famous Carrot Cake.

Mom loved camping, fishing, traveling with her daughter Brenda (RIP) and son in law Steven Moore.

In her Glory days she founded and help build Hobart Industries. She managed an adult care home and settled at Transamerica Financial where she used her knack for detail to help find discrepancies that saved the company thousands of dollars.

She will be remembered always for her smile, love of a good cooked meal, love of beautiful things and her love to be social.

A Memorial mass will be held at San Roque Church at 9:30am, August 16, 2014. Immediately following, a celebration of Petra's life will be held at the 649 Pilgram Terrace Drive.

Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2014