San Diego - It is with great sadness that the family of Marta Camacho, born July 4, 1963, in Gilroy, California, announces her untimely death on November 20, 2020, San Diego, CA. Marta passed away surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer.
A Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. Therese of Carmel Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, and will be live-streamed: https://www.sttheresecarmel.org/live-stream
Marta graduated with honors from North Salinas High School in 1981 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, in 1987. She spent ten years in Australia, proudly becoming a citizen, and worked at the University of Sydney.
In 2001, Marta returned to San Diego to be closer to her family and in 2004 met the love of her life, her husband, Owen, at a job interview. From that point they never left each other's side for 16 years, marrying in 2014. She gave birth to the delight of her life, daughter, Annica in 2007.
Marta loved camping under the stars, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her family. She will be remembered for her creative spirit, embodied in themed parties, clever crafts, personalized games, and brilliant song and video parodies. But above all for her ability to inspire others, her keen sense of humor, and in particular for her caring nature. She used her enchanting enthusiasm and talent to ignite others' creativity and to spread her love to her friends and family. Her thoughtful and caring nature is truly exemplified by the adoption of her two precious rescue dogs, and her devotion to her daughter and husband in countless ways.
Marta will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Owen David Hardy, her daughter, Annica Leal Hardy, parents, Steve and Marjorie Camacho, her sister Lisa Burt and family, Anthony and wife Morgan, Allison, and Adam, her sister Stephanie Camacho and by her Aunts, Uncles, and extended family and loving friends and by her two rescue dogs, Bindi and Hugo. Marta is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Leal Camacho, Grandparents, Marietta and Edward Scagliotti and Francis and Frances Camacho, and her aunt, Susan Anne Scagliotti.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Marta can be made to:
Helen Woodward Animal Center https://animalcenter.org
6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Greendog Foundation http://greendogfoundation.com/donate/
P.O. Box 2473
Capistrano Beach, Ca. 92624
UCSD Moores Cancer Center https://giveto.ucsd.edu/giving/home/add-gift
Area: Cancer Center | Oncology
Fund: Moores Cancer Center Fund