Sept. 15, 1923-Sept. 1, 2013
Menlo Park, California
Martha Stevens, a resident of Menlo Park, was called to the welcoming arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 1st, after a long-term battle with cancer. She was 89.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Stevens, sons Paul and Mark, daughter Teresa, daughter-in-law Kathleen and two granddaughters Reina & Mia in addition to her sister Mary, brother Rudy and sister-in-law Shirley Stevens.
Martha was born in Tampa, Florida, moved to San Francisco in the 1930s and settled in Redwood City in 1941.
She worked for White Motor Company in San Francisco, Towne Ford in Redwood City and at Tools & Gages in San Carlos for 30 years as a bookkeeper.
Among other activities, she also volunteered at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Menlo Park.
Martha loved her garden and the flowers that bloomed in every season. In addition, she loved to prepare wonderful meals for her family and friends and enjoyed taking vacations on cruise ships with other family members.
She often expressed great joy in her three children and especially in her two granddaughters. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, located at 210 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park.
Martha will be interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.