Obituary- Thelm Viola Martin |

Obituary- Thelm Viola Martin

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Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 5 for Thelma Viola Martin, who died April 27, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nev. She was 71.

Mrs. Martin as born Oct. 19, 1929, at Sacramento, Calif., to Henry and Ann Schnabel. She was raised in Orangevale, Calif., and graduated from San Juan High School in 1947. She married Jerry Landrum and had two sons, Jim and Larry. Mr. Landrum died in 1950 after a short illness. In 1956 she married Gerald E. “Jerry” Martin, who adopted her two sons. For the next 45 years the Martins resided at South Lake Tahoe, where they established numerous businesses including Martin Brothers Construction, Angora Water Company, Tahoe Valley Campground and GEM Development Corp.

Survivors include her sons, James E. Martin and his wife, Sandy, of South Lake Tahoe, and Larry V.L. Martin of Orangevale; sisters, Arlene Sears and her husband, Jack, of Fallon, Nev., and Phyllis Cox of Lincoln, Calif.; grandchildren, Todd Martin of Irvine, Calif., Scott Martin and his wife, Karen, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Jerry Martin of South Lake Tahoe, Scott Thomas of South Lake Tahoe and Jordan Martin of Orangevale; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Martin, James Martin, Jase Martin and Zarek Thomas; close personal friend, Bill Ledbetter; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4 at McFarlane Mortuary Chapel, 887 Emerald Bay Road. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, both at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery, where Mrs. Martin will be laid to rest beside her husband on their 45th wedding anniversary.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Martin’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816, American Diabetes Association, 8912 Volunteer Way, No. 110, Sacramento, CA 95826 or Gerald E. Martin Memorial Garden in Bijou Community Park.

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