February 4, 1939 ~ July 18, 2008
Martha Medina 1939 - 2008
Martha Medina, a 43 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Torrance. Born in El Paso, Texas, Martha was 69 when she died. Martha was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and belonged to various prayer groups.
Martha worked hard until the time of her illness. From payroll clerk in TX to accounting clerk and tax preparer in California she finally accepted a position that was true to her heart, helping people, as an employment training assistant for the City of Gardena.
Family and friends remember her as strong and free spirited. She loved stargazing, travel, the beach, dancing and singing. You could always find a book with her. She also enjoyed shopping for gifts for friends and family. But most of all, she loved her family and always tried to find ways to make them happy.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years Raymundo Medina of Torrance, CA; her son Marty Styles, his wife Stacy, and their children Travis and Kaitlyn of Moorpark, CA; her daughter Carmen Regier, her husband Karl and their children Sabrina, Elaina, and Alicia of Marietta, GA; her son Manuel Medina, his wife Joyce and their children Zerick and Rayden of San Diego, CA; along with 3 brothers and 5 sisters living in Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Carmen and Miguel Artalejo.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at McMillan McCormick Mortuary in Gardena on Thursday, July 24 from 6-9pm with a Rosary at 7pm. Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Gardena on Friday, July 25 at 2:30pm followed by a reception at McCormick Mortuary's Lighthouse Room. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
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