July 1, 1956 - Nov. 8, 2012
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Martha Anne Dupper, age 56, a lifelong resident and native of Vallejo, and courageous cancer survivor, passed away in her home from medical complications on Thursday, Nov. 8. Born to Dorothy (Wright) and Harry Glenn "Chuck" Carpenter on July 1, 1956, in the old Vallejo General Hospital on Tennessee Street, Martha was a 1974 graduate of Hogan High School.
She married the love of her life, Ricky Joe Dupper, on March 14, 1974. Together they raised their family in a cozy Steffan Manor home that was known to all neighborhood children as a welcoming, nurturing place to gather. Martha's passion was children, and she was "Mom" to countless youth. Her home and her heart were always open for those who needed comfort or shelter. Martha's generous and loving spirit enriched the lives of all who knew her; her loss is greatly felt.
Martha was preceded in death by her father, Harry "Chuck" Carpenter; mother, Dorothy Sparks; brother, Bob Carpenter; and treasured companions Shasta and Reba.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 38 years, Ricky Dupper of Vallejo; loving sons Erik (Elisha) Dupper of St. George, UT, and Trevor Dupper of Vallejo; grandchildren Krystina, Lance, and Noah; great-grandson Lance, Jr.; sisters Cheryl Randall of Woodland, CA, and Shelley Walmsley of Vallejo; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, including very special nieces April and Allison; in-laws Leland and Joanne Dupper of Vallejo; companions Willow, Nicholas, and Monkey; and many grieving neighbors and friends.
To honor Martha's wishes, no services will be conducted. Inurnment will be private.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Nov. 13, 2012