Martha Jane Criswell

Obituary
  • "My buddy Martha, Your smiles, your voice and your..."
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  • "I think of Martha everyday...anytime I see a pencil, an..."
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  • "My sincere condolences to Martha's family. I was very sad..."
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CRISWELL, Martha Jane Age 66, of Sacramento passed away on July 2, 2014. She was born in Michigan on November 1, 1947, to the late Dr. John Raskin and Mary Rosamond Johnson. She graduated from Vallejo High School and received a BA degree in Art and Interior Design from San Jose State University in the early '70s. She married Horace Criswell, Jr. on September 10, 1965. Martha was incredibly talented and had a gift for interior and landscape design. In the '70s she worked for a commercial interior design firm in the Bay Area. In 1983, she and her husband purchased and became owners of the original Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery. Martha started doing landscape and home design full-time in 1986. She designed many beautiful high-end gardens all over the Sacramento Valley and as far away as the Bay Area. Martha is survived by daughter Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, son-in-law Rudy Vidaurril; grand- daughters, Mekhi and Liv (all of Sacramento). A private Ceremony of Life Memorial will be held.
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