March 26, 1932 - November 30, 2018
Martha Lee Lois Martin, age 86, passed away on November 30, 2018 at 2:30 PM at Lodi Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. Martha was born March 26, 1932 and is preceded in death by her parents Fayette Rice and Rosella Whiteman, Cleveland Byrd (son), Merl Byrd (husband), Albert Strawther (husband), Alice Porter (sister), and Stella Mae DeLacy (sister). She is survived by her husband of 21 years David Champion, sister Ethel Hooker, brother Frank Rice, children Robert Byrd, Charles Byrd, Joyce Johnson, Jeanette Hayes, Albert Strawther Jr., Donald Strawther, and Frank Strawther, 28 grand-kids, numerous great-grand-kids and great-great-grandkids.
Mom was a score keeper for baseball and an avid sports follower when her kids were playing. She worked for fifteen years for San Joaquin County before retiring. She would talk of Gila, New Mexico, her birth home and the desire to be there again. Thanksgiving, Easter, camping, family get-togethers were some of her most cherished times, when the family would come together.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM at 1905 S. Olive Avenue in Stockton.
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Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Martin family.