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Martha Livingston Harris


1922 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
November 24, 1922 - December 15, 2015 The loving family of Martha Livingston Harris sadly announce her passing at the age of 93, joining her beloved husband George William Harris and son Gregory William Harris. Martha was born in Long Beach Calif. to Donald and Lillian Livingston. She graduated at age 16 from Los Angeles High school with honors. Martha later graduated from the University of Southern California in 1943 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board member and member of Phi Beta Phi sorority. In her senior year at USC, she met the love of her life and future husband George William Harris, also a USC graduate. Upon George's return from service in World War II, with the Army's First Field Hospital in the Philippines, the newlyweds moved to Lompoc Calif. Martha taught at Lompoc elementary school for several years. A 64 year resident of San Pedro, Calif. Martha obtained her permanent high school and elementary teaching credentials while lovingly raising her family. She taught 35 years for the Los Angeles City school district at South Shores and Point Fermin elementary schools before retiring. Martha, Mrs. Harris, missed teaching and sharing the joy of reading to first graders so she then enjoyed substituting at San Pedro and Wilmington Park elementary schools. She also enjoyed traveling with George, visiting with family and friends and spending time with her precious granddaughter. Martha is survived by her daughter Marcia Hart; son-in law Brooke Hart; granddaughter Alexandra; caring nieces and nephews and dear friends. Martha was a person of great strength and bravery, but always, foremost, a lady. She will be greatly and forever missed by all those that love her. The family would like to thank Dr. Consuelo Franco, Dr. Michael Arnstein, caregivers Lillian, Pam, Olivia, Lomita Post-Acute Care Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center Wound Healing & Hyperbarics for their warm, loving care and support for Martha. Services were held at the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2015
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