Della Mae <I>Whitaker</I> Martin

Della Mae Whitaker Martin

Birth
Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 13 Feb 2015 (aged 101)
Gridley, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Gridley, Butte County, California, USA
Plot Section 7, Block 1
Memorial ID 142581537 · View Source
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Obituary: Della Mae Martin, "The Gridley Herald, pg. 3, 20 Feb 2015

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 20, 2015, 10 a.m., at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery for Della Mae Martin, 101, of Gridley. She passed away February 13, 2015 in Gridley.

She was born on October 10, 1913 in Wanette, Oklahoma to; Joseph and Lola E. Whitaker. Della was a longtime resident of Gridley, having worked many years for Libby's cannery. She enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and grew walnuts; she would sell the eggs and walnuts to many area residents. She was well known for her many entries in the Butte County Fair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Martin; one daughter, Christine Thomas; and one son, Earnie Martin.

She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Martin, of Gridley; two daughters, Betty Jo Smith (LeRoy), of Crescent City, California, Wanda High Porter (Rex), of Oroville, California; one brother, Bob Whitaker, of Oklahoma; one sister, Anna Lue Rogers, of Oklahoma;fourteen grandchildren; numerous: great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Visitation was held on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Pastor David Henry of The First Baptist Church in Gridley will officiate the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.



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  • Created by: Marolyne
  • Added: 13 Feb 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142581537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Della Mae Whitaker Martin (10 Oct 1913–13 Feb 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142581537, citing Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Marolyne (contributor 47236907) .