January 2, 1927 ~ February 24, 2002
Martha Louise Henbest, known as Kit to everyone, died unexpectedly on February 24, 2002 in a local hospital. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in New York, and then lived in Rancho Palos Verdes for 37 years. She lived for 75 wonderful years, filled with adventurous travel all over the world and the pursuit of culinary delights. Kit will be remembered for her active volunteerism. She took leadership in creating a volunteer art program for Palos Verdes Unified elementary students after art education was slashed by Prop. 13. She was also active in supporting the Palos Verdes library by serving on the board and working in the gift shop. She is survived by her sons, Brett and Mark Henbest. Private services will be held at Los Angeles National Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband Harold (Hal) E. Henbest, who died in 1980. At a later time, a gathering of friends will be arranged for remembrances. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Peninsula Friends of the Library or to the school districtâ€™s art program.
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