|Birth: ||May 11, 1914|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2014|
Jay Chapel Funeral Home – Dec. 26, 2014
Bonnie Gene Martin passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years surrounded by her family on Saturday December 27, 2014 at St. Agnes Medical Center. Bonnie was born in Rolinda California in 1914, one of four children born to Edwin Govett (originally from England) and his wife Ella. Bonnie attended the then rural Central Union High School graduating with the Class of 1932.
Bonnie later married Kenneth Leroy Martin in 1935 sharing 49 years of marriage until his passing in 1984. Bonnie and Kenneth moved to Madera in 1945 when Kenneth and his brother formed Martin Brothers Pump Company. They were active members of the Madera Community during the 1950’s and 1960’s and in particular The Madera United Methodist Church during the building of the current church complex on Sunset Avenue. Bonnie was committed to her Christian Faith and her family. A Godly woman, her walk with the Lord was evident throughout her life. She maintained friendships with a close group of friends from her church family up until her passing. In 1968 Bonnie returned to Fresno where she made her home most recently at Sunrise Living. She was a long time member of the former St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Fresno. Bonnie’s proudest achievement was that of mother to her 3 children. The endeavors of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren always filled her with a great sense of pride and brought a beaming smile to her face.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Larry Martin and his wife Maxine of Camarillo, CA, Jim K. Martin and his wife Jeannette of Fresno and Janice Rau and her husband Steve also of Fresno. She is the cherished grandmother of Deborah Martin and her husband and Doc Burnette, Andrew Martin, Laura Lee Hufschmidt and her husband Ed, Jennifer Porter and her husband Rick, Jason Martin and his wife Cassandra, Heather McKeighan and her husband Justin, and Matthew Brose and is the beloved great grandmother of thirteen.
Family and friends will honor and remember Bonnie’s life at a Memorial Service on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 AM at Campus Bible Church (formerly St. Luke’s United Methodist Church) Palm Avenue at Fountain Way in Fresno with a reception following. Private Family burial services will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The Martin family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Avenue, #101, Fresno, CA. 93711.
Edwin Septimus Govett (1872 - 1965)
Louella Johnson Govett (1889 - 1964)
Kenneth Leroy Martin (1914 - 1985)*
Sharon Lee Martin (1941 - 1941)*
Edwin Stamps Govette (1907 - 1925)*
Hephzebah O Govett Cobb (1908 - 2002)*
Johnson David Govette (1912 - 1965)*
Bonnie Gene Govett Martin (1914 - 2014)
Mountain View Cemetery
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Happy Easter Bonnie|
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