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Mary A. Martin

Martin, Mary A. 02/14/1923 - 03/14/2013 BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Mary Martin passed away peacefully in Bakersfield at age 90. She was the daughter of William and Helen Mayne. She was born in Chula Vista, CA, grew up there, and graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1941. Her dreams of studying journalism in college were interrupted by WWII and she entered the work force instead. She met a Navy man, Herschel Hon, and they married in October 1944. They had three children and after the war settled in Herschel's home state of Oregon. Herschel was killed in a logging accident in 1954 and Mary returned to San Diego where she raised in three children in La Mesa and Lakeside. She married John H. Martin in 1960 and they were together until his death in 2006. After Mary retired from San Diego County, they moved to the Oroville area where they enjoyed retirement. Mary was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville. Mary moved to Bakersfield to be near her daughter Jeanne in 2008. Mary is predeceased by her brother William Mayne and daughter Susan Hathaway, and survived by her son Steve (Katherine) Hon, daughter Jeanne (Vaughn) Cain, and stepchildren John (Jane) Martin and Lois (Fred) Shuck as well as five grandchildren. There will be a private interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita.


Published in U-T San Diego from Mar. 31 to Apr. 6, 2013
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