November 23, 1933 ~ September 18, 2014
Jane Bell (Yarbrough) Martin
80 years of age born November 23 1933
In Wewoka, Oklahoma
Jane Earned her Angel wings on September 18, 2014 At 2:35 AM at the family home in Inglewood She passed away very peacefully in the arms of her Son Fred Martin, Daughters Carol Buskeness , Brenda Luck Duncan and her Sisters Betty Coleman, Genevieve Fidalgo and Virginia Canada after a four Month battle with Lung Cancer.
Jane was born on November 23, 1933
In Wewoka, Oklahoma
She was born to Ilda Mae (Nalley) Yarbrough and Claude Chesley Yarbrough
Jane was 1 of 12 siblings
Jane Married two times first husband Johnnie Luck and second husband John William Martin
Jane's family was migrant workers and did a lot of traveling from Oklahoma to Washington State, during her childhood and some of her early adult life working in the fields and on various farms
Jane started her employment at a very young age taking care of her younger siblings and making them a sugar tit (Sugar and Butter wrapped in a gauze and tied off) that they would suck on while their folks worked in the fields picking fruit, vegetables, cotton, and any farm work they could find.
Jane worked as a soil tester tasting soil for petroleum on the oil rigs in Texas.
Jane worked for SS Kresge as a stock person in Hawthorne California,
She worked at the The Habit Club, Roaring twenties, and Beacon Club in California as a waitress,
She worked for Informer Electronics where she assembled the emergency 911 system,
Hughes/ Northrop working on the B 2 Stealth bomber and other electronics,
She also worked for Handar electronics assembling wind sensors and visibility sensors that were installed in all airports to help the pilots land the airplanes in zero visibility
Jane attended elementary school in Oklahoma and Training School for Electronics in El Segundo, California and Sunnyville, California.
Jane lived in Wewoka and Atoka Oklahoma, Long Beach, Inglewood and Redondo Beach California and many other states.
Jane loved working in her yard she had the greenest thumb she could get anything to grow everyone always wanted her to start them a avocado tree
Her enjoyment was her kids, grand Kids and great grand kids she loved to be with them all and loved when ever her and her sisters could get together she prided herself in taking care of all her family
Jane enjoyed crochet beanies for the cancer patients at Kaiser
Jane was a compassionate, Loving and Kind towards people but she could have the "STINK EYE " if you crossed her.
She helped people who needed help especially women and children
Jane was an avid collector of many things she especially love her Indian collections, she didn't have much growing up so she held all her processions close to her heart she loved to cruse the thrift stores looking for the next treasures and did not show her excitement on what she had found until she got home.
She always had a special place in her heart for her John Wayne
Jane loved her Road trips to Las Vegas and the Indian Casinos where she always gambled the night away she always had a bag packed ready to go at any minute just swing by and pick her up she was open to any adventures like going to Crater of the Diamonds State park in Arkansas where she dug for Diamonds and to Branson Missouri and to Boston Massachusetts and the road trips to Oklahoma and Washington State.
Jane would be on the phone for hours and most of the time spent laughing with her loved ones.
Jane is Survived by:
Her children: Son John W. Depietro (Kat) MA., Daughter, Lee C. Koesema (John) MI/FL., Son John J Luck (Rhonda) NV., Daughters, Verna J. Poole (Bob) AZ., Patricia J. Skelton (John) CA., Brenda L. Luck Duncan (Gene) CA., Carol A. Buskeness (Rodney) CA., Son Alfred Martin (Sherry) CA.,
Sisters Betty Coleman, Joan Smith, Genevieve Fidalgo, Virginia Canada.
Sisters in laws Barbara Poulin and Helen Knight and Brother in laws Jimmy Knight, Thurman Canada and Larry Coleman
Grand Children Bunny, Johnny, Christopher, Jeremy, Jason, Terri, Robert, Tonya, JJ, Sara, Cindy, Lori, Katie, Joseph, Jay, Liz, Paula, Joanne, Tracy, Miguel, Tim, Casie, Tony, Joanna, Mike, Sammy, Steve, Matt, Kathy, AJ, Cristina, Josh, Shane, Emma, Anita, Austin, Wiley, Vanessa, Jayden, Drake, Kane, Samantha, Gianna, Mason, Trenton, Zoey, Stephanie, Daniel, Denise, Jason, Sharon, Jesse, Brandon, many honorary Children Randy and Gina and Grand children and Great Grand Children and Many Nieces and nephews she was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Her Husband John W Martin in 2009
Her Mother Ilda Mae (Nalley) Yarbrough in 1994
Her Father Claude Chesley Yarbrough in 1971
Her Daughters Linda Luck in 1949 and Billie Jean Martin in 2013
Grand Children Christina C. Luck 1973 and David Scott Laird 1990
Sisters, Helen (Dorothy) Yarbrough, Odessa Yarbrough Stucker, Cardelius Yarbrough
Brothers, CG (Charlie Garfield) Yarbrough, Claude and Clyde Yarbrough
Name of pallbearers her Grandsons, Gerald Garza, Timothy Buskeness, Tony Buskeness, Steven Martin, Mathew Martin and Brian Morris.
Sister Betty would like to share....
I Will miss her and think of her often and will miss our frequent two hours on the phone talking about everyone and everything on our minds discussing our concerns regarding those who we love. Actually we laughed more than talked, When I would voice my concerns regarding a situation I was fretting about her quote was always, Betty "Do What You Can Live With" I rely on that quote quite often. WE would plan on me coming down to her place to run around. We could hit the thrift stores and any other shopping we wanted or go site seeing. Eating out was one of Jamie's greatest enjoyments in life. I especially enjoyed the trip we took to Washington State to place her little babies (Linda Luck) headstone It was a joy to see her relaxing relief when we found the grave site as she had not been to the grave since 1949 the headstone was beautiful, Janie was a loving "big sissy" to me I Truly will miss her laughter, advice and most of all her company. Janie will be gone but not forgotten.
Sister Virginia would like to share......
Janie could take a old ugly weed from the river bank and make a beautiful Flower by working her magic touch or taking a single branch from a tree and plant it and it would grow or she would plant a seed and grow a beautiful fruit tree....Avocado she loved natural things like flowers, rocks, trees, beads, plants and Babies. Janie also liked to dress with a lot of bling and she wore it well she could put on a sack dress with a little bling and look beautiful of course Janie also loved her Vegas trips but she never said whether she won or lost she had a smile bigger than a happy face. I guess she didn't want any new found distant kin folks to magically appear Janie also loved to cook she made the best Boston cream pies that tasted so good maybe they were so good because she made them and was there to share with us and we would all laugh and talk and eat that's what's we all loved we would tell old war stories about when we were kids some were good and some not so good but we all loved sharing all of our stories we love you Janie love all your sisters XOXOXO
Jane's kids would like to share..........
Dad would always say to mom when he was ready to leave from some where we were at get in the car Jane or I am going to leave you here and she would give him the stink eye and say it's my car and he say like Jackie Gleason one of these days and shake his fist and say to the moon Alice.
Mom and Dad were Great Dancers on weekends they would remove the coffee table from the living room so we could dance with them
Mom was the best Mom ever to us and all our friends she would feed them and give them advice and even threaten to whip them if they were doing something wrong
Momma had enough clothes pins she could hang a line from here to Las Vegas
When Mom was ill we had to remove her rings because she was so swollen and she called us damn bitches we laughed so hard in shock.
One of her nurses was doing a check up on Mom and she wanted Marie Callender's in the middle of the check up she got up and went to get ready to go she was hungry and ready.
Mom really loved her buffets and anyone who ever had the pleasure to see her eat could appreciate it!
One time Dad counted her shoes when she had gone out to work with Brenda and he got up to 200 pairs and quit he was so shocked he had to drive over to Carol's to tell her.
She tried to be at every birth of the grand children Trisha was having Cindy after she was born Mom flew home got off the plane went home set her bags down and had to rush to the hospital with Brenda for Joseph's birth. Tim was the only one she missed because Tracy was sick so Mom stayed with Tracy and sent Dad in her place and if you know Dad he did not pass the stand in Grandma test.
One time there was a TV show named Queen for the day and Dad got Mom tickets to it, Dad was going to keep us kids while she went to the show Mom packed a picnic lunch and Dad was suppose to take us to the park he stopped by Hollywood park to place some bets he told us he would be right back he ran in and the parking security came around and found us in the car they called the police and they took us to the police station and called Mom to come get us she walked in and we were sitting on the police desks eating ice cream and candy boy was Daddy in trouble
Memorial donation suggestions in lieu of Flowers :
Donate to the American Cancer Society in the name of Jane B. Yarbrough Martin at donate.cancer.org
Jane's Quotation "Do What you can live with"
Three words that sum up the life of Jane "Live Laugh Love"
Special Thank you to Gail Fadina, Josie Marquez, Joann and Tony Buskeness, William H Carroll, Betty Coleman, Virginia Lee Canada & Genevieve Fidalgo for being here for Momma, Rosa and Javier, Carman and Lupita, Elvia and Ricardo, Sandy and Michael, Martha, Sam and Jennifer, Gene and Liz for all your support. Daniel and Jason for helping Grandma.
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