Passed away Monday April 28, at age 90. She was the wife of the late Randal Apel, loving mother of Diane Gray and Randal Apel JR., the late Deloris Smithers and the late Shirley Williams; grandmother to Jennifer Backholm, Cindy Hume, Chris Bowman, Mark Gray and Carry Parimeter. Martha was the great grandmother to Austin and Travis Backholm, Brenden Bowman, Jordan and Justin Hume and John and Brian Parimeter. Martha was a longtime resident of Sonoma County, working at Rosen-berg's and finally at Paolini's mens store. She was a lady with many talents who had a positive attitude and a smile to go with it. A giver of life, she loved nourishing others with her home cooked meals. Martha had a green thumb and enjoyed growing her own garden every year, as well as preserving foods, canning and making pies. The family would like to thank care givers Kimberly Lever, Linda Engel and Jan Berry for the wonderful care given to grandma. Grandma's smile and spirits will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1550 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa (the corner of Stony Point and North Points Road) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Daniels Chapel of the Roses (707)525-3730
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Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Published Online in the Press Democrat from May 6 to May 7, 2014