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Martha Chartier


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Martha Chartier Obituary
Martha Chartier September 1915 - April 3, 2018 San Diego Martha Chartier passed away in her home surrounded by her family, on April 2nd, 2018 after 102 1/2 years on this earth. She had been lovingly cared for by her family in the last years; especially by her son, Leon, his significant other Saundra, and her daughters, Dolores and Carolynn. Martha was born in Wisconsin in September of 1915, and married Russell Chartier in May,1936. They moved to San Diego with their 2 oldest children in 1942. She raised 8 children and 3 grandchildren. Martha has outlived many of her closest and dearest friends and relatives, but never stopped making new ones. Martha lost one son, Robert, in 1979 and her husband Russell, of nearly 50 years in 1984. Martha was always young at heart; she traveled the world after her husband's death, visiting Japan, Europe, China, England and Australia. She was a member of many organizations over the years, including the Peninsula Women's Club, the Thursday Club, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She is survived by her children Dolores Brock, Jim Chartier, Carolynn Gilb, Patricia Halpin, William Chartier, Yvonne Chartier-Furugen and Leon Chartier, their spouses Bob, Marcie, Jerry, Dennis, Bill, Colin and Saundraas well as 12 grandchildren, one "grand dog," and 18 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many, whose lives she filled with joy and love. She is now with her husband, and son, and the many friends who preceded her. A memorial Mass, with a reception to follow, will be held at her longtime church, Saint Agnes Church, on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 am. Saint Agnes Church is located at 1140 Evergreen St., San Diego, CA 92106. Please donate to in lieu of flowers.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 8, 2018
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