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Lynn Marie Martin

1960 - 2015
Lynn Marie Martin Notice
Aug. 22, 1960 Feb. 23, 2015

Lynn Marie Martin, 54, passed away on Feb. 23 at her home in San Pablo. Lynn was born in Vallejo on Aug. 22, 1960 to Troy and Shirley (Ross) Martin. She grew up in Vallejo and graduated from Vallejo High School in 1978. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from San Francisco State University in 1983 and received her Master's Degree in Public Health Education from John Hopkins University in 1993. Before returning to the Bay Area, Lynn worked for many years in Prineville, OR as the Director of a nonprofit medical center in that area. She was instrumental in getting two more clinics built in nearby towns and received a commendation from the county for her outstanding leadership on these projects. She was currently employed as the Executive Director for the Early Childhood Mental Health Agency for Contra Costa County. She was a faithful member of the El Portal Church of Christ in Richmond.

Lynn had a most adventuresome spirit and was a worldwide traveler. In addition to all her private travels, she was an exchange student to Turkey in 1978, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 1987 to 1991. She enjoyed mountain climbing (reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest two years ago); SCUBA diving; skiing; and running (she completed three marathons).

She is survived by her parents, Troy and Shirley Martin of Vallejo; her sister, Terri Martin-Goeschel (Vern Goeschel) of Mariposa, CA; close cousins, Kenneth Martin (Marla) of Billings, MT, and Kevin Martin (Julia) of Florence, SC; her uncles, Richard Barr (Karan), Bert Barr (Rose), and Norman Larsen (Marybeth), and many other cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the Church of Christ, 1109 Lassen St., Vallejo. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Early Childhood Mental Health Program, 4101 MacDonald Ave., Richmond, CA 94805. Arrangements are under the direction of Colonial Chapels.

Published in TimesHeraldOnline from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2015
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