Martha
MARTHA LEE BURNUM HANLEY 11/10/1924 - 10/12/2003 Lived 50 years in the South Bay; predeceased by her husband John David Hanley. She is survived by 2 sons, Jon Steven Hanley (Cherie) and Wallace Gail Hanley (Stacy Ingber) 4 grand children and 4 great-grandchildren. Martha was born in Brownfield, Texas to Clay and Birdie Burnum in 1924, and has a brother, Clay Jr. During WW II while living in the Bay Area she met her husband John. They moved to the South Bay in the early 50's and in 1965 she earned a nursing degree at El Camino College. Martha worked as an industrial nurse. An interest in genealogy led to her enthusiastic involvement with the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served the DAR most notably as Chapter Regent, State Regent, National Organizing Secretary General and National Vice President General. In addition, she traveled widely across the United States and around the world. Services will be held Monday, Oct 20 at 3:00pm, White and Day Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd. Redondo Beach (310-379-2446). Contributions can be made in Martha's name to DAR State Headquarters, 201 West Bennett Ave., Glendora, CA 91741-2535.

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  1. We remember a healthy, happy, vivacious and gracious Martha Lee. Always ready and willing to help organize and enjoy family reunions, large and small, and enjoy family as well as family history. We will miss her. Our Love, Roy Lynn and Gayle

  2. Wally: I\’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful woman and she raised a good and wonderful son. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie Wright

  3. Martha was a lovely lady and her beautiful presence shall be sorely missed by her many friends in Texas. Her family has our deepest sympathies in her passing. Barbara Harrell, Honorary State Regent, Texas

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