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ILLA DE ("DE") MARTUCCI December 8, 1935 January 23, 2017 Silverton - De Martucci, formerly of Pasco, Washington, passed away at Silverton Hospital on Monday, January 23, 2017. De was born in Burkburnett, Texas, one of two daughters to Edgar and Ethel (Wolfe) Owens. She was raised and resided in Texas. Following high school, while De was in nursing school in Wichita Falls, Texas, she met Louis Martucci, who was attending an Air Force school at that location. A blind date led to a life-long relationship and marriage on September 28, 1957, lasting nearly 60 years. To this union De and Lou had three children. They traveled often as Lou served in the Air Force and eventually settled in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. After earning her master's degree, De worked for much of her life as a registered nurse practitioner specializing in gerontology. She touched many lives of people who needed guidance, comfort, and care as she ministered to them professionally and personally. De loved her family above all else and enjoyed the many reunions, the aspirations of her three children, and the birth/growth of grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Brenda Lou Butler. She is survived by her husband Lou; children: Glenn (Amy) Martucci of Lacey, Washington, Julie (Tim) Yount of Silverton, Oregon and Craig (Crystal) Martucci of Herriman, Utah; 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jim Tom Butler of Albany, Texas; and cousin, Sue Riechel of Dallas, Texas. She will be laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery on March 6, 2017. Celebration of her life will take place later that day at the 7 Brides restaurant in Silverton for family members and close friends. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton, Oregon.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 5, 2017