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Marilyn Rose Martinez Tulley Wood

Marilyn Rose Martinez Tulley Wood 1933 - 2010 Born Dec. 3, 1933, Oakland, CA at the age of zero. Attended Edison Elementary, Westlake Jr., graduated from Oakland High, 1951. For 27 years she ran the fan club for the Tubes. Her father, Don Ramon Martinez, was a boxer. He won the Golden Gloves twice in the 40's. Also, the East Bay's first spanish speaking D.J., and had his own radio shows on many stations, KRE, KLX, KROW, featuring Latino music. Also credited with starting Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the East Bay. Son Paul Wood, recorded 3 albums with Blues Great John Lee Hooker, and toured the world, 2002. He was awarded "Outstanding Achievement in the Performing Arts", keys to the city by Jerry Brown. Marilyn passed away peacefully at the Monclair Home, October 25th. Survived by her loved ones, son Paul Sr., grandchildren Paul, Ryan, Christopher, daughter Joy, grandchildren Karl, Kraig, Katelyn Rose, great grandson Gabriel, and countless friends and forever loved. Memorial, Sunday, Nov. 21st, at Montclair Presbyterian, 5701 Thornhill Dr., Montclair, CA, 3pm.
Published in East Bay Times on Nov. 18, 2010
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