Betty Jean Tate Martin July 9, 1925- January 25th, 2012 Betty passed away at home in South San Francisco amidst her loving family and close friends. She lived a full and rich life and was the hub of a vibrant extended family. She was born in Williamsburg, MO and grew up in the Mission District. She graduated from Mission High School in June, 1943, where she lettered in swimming and skating. Betty married Mel Martin, the love of her life, in Long Beach, CA in April 1945, beginning a sixty year marriage. They moved to So. San Francisco in 1951 where they raised their family. Betty was a founding member of the Hillside Church of God, and also the Director of Hillside Nursery School for 22 years. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Martin, Betty is survived by her devoted children, Mike, Bob (Denise), and Susan, and her grandson Scott Eli. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and extended family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation Sunday, Jan 29th, 5-8 p.m. , Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. S.F., Funeral, Mon., Jan 30th, 11 a.m., Hillside Church of God, 1415 Hillside Blvd., So. S.F., condolences may be made at www.gardenchapel885.com
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 29, 2012