Juanita (Jan) Martin was born December 30, 1932, in Santa Clara, CA, to Julia and Eduard Martin. The family moved to Oakland, CA, where she attended public schools, graduating from McClymonds High School. She received her B.A. from East Los Angeles State University, and later, a Master’s Degree from Humboldt State University.
She taught grammar school in Humboldt County. After she retired, she lived in Crescent City and was very active in Troop Support (a group she started) sending gift packages to the military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
She recently required surgery and later went to the Crescent City Skilled Nursing where she passed on April 23, 2020.
She leaves a half- sister, Mary Martin, in Los Angeles. In Crescent City, she leaves sister California (Calie) Martin, nephews Gino and Ricardo de Solenni, nieces-in-law Athena and Autumn de Solenni, and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. In San Diego, CA, she leaves niece Pia and her husband, Rory Conway.
She regularly attended the Senior Center and enjoyed socializing with her friends there on a consistent basis. Not a person to “toot” her own horn, Jan’s approach to life encapsulated a humble approach to helping others in many different capacities. Whether volunteering at the nursing home earlier on in her retirement years, donating time to St. Vincent’s De Paul, participating in the various fraternal organizations where she met so many good friends, or raising funds for “Troop Support,” her approach was consistent. She was a unique individual with a great sense of humor that will be missed by family, friends, and others who knew her.
Viewing will take place at Wier’s Mortuary on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. A live stream Rosary will follow Friday evening at 6:00 pm.
A live stream Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 2, 2020 followed by graveside service at 11:30 a.m.
Rosary and Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Crescent City Facebook Page.
https://www.facebook. com/St-Joseph-Catholic- Church-Crescent-City- CA-277934855680637/
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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