Martha J. KUEHN (1914 - 2019)

Obituary
  • "Dear Carolyn and Family, You are on my mind and in my..."
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KUEHN, Martha J. (Age 104) Marty passed away at home peacefully on January 2, 2019. She was born in Johnstown, Penn. in 1914. She attended Hillsdale College in the late 30s and proudly continued that association until her death. In 1940 Marty married Kenneth Kuehn of Anita, Iowa, while Ken served as a WW II pilot. They lived in Des Plains, Il, Los Angles, CA, and lastly in the Newport area, WA. Ken and Marty's son, Campbell, is deceased. Daughter, Carolyn Jacobs resides in Spokane with husband Roger and daughter, Jalin. Daughter, Louise Blanchard, resides in Blue Jay, CA. Caring nieces and nephews are scattered across the States. Marty's career included teaching fourth grade for 16 years in the L.A. public school system, ending with teaching ESL classes in the inner city, her favorite assignment. Ken and Marty traveled extensively in the U.S. and internationally with company trips, Elder-hostels, cruises, and on their own. In 1998 they relocated to Diamond Lake. Marty made two special groups of friends in her P.E.O. sorority, and with her bridge group. A devoted wife, parent and friend, Marty was a vibrant example of the 'greatest generation', resilient, hard working, responsible, eagerly embracing life and others. Service pending. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242 (subject line: Martha J. Kuehn Scholarship Fund) or P.E.O. Chapter 'O' Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 250, Priest River, ID 83856. Thank you.
Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 13, 2019