In Loving Memory of Elzara Martin

Elzara Martin was born in Los Banos, CA., on September 15, 1920 to Fred and Maria Lewis and went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2011. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her especially her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Joseph L. Martin. Also her oldest son Louis J. Martin. She was a devoted wife and mother to her 8 children. She loved her SF Giants and 49ers. She was always watching them on TV or listening on the radio. She made numerous quilts for family. She was a member of the UPPEC, Our Lady of Fatima Society’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for 91 years. She leaves behind her 5 sons, Richard (Jeanie) of Los Banos, Robert (Debbie) of Madera, John (Donna) and Joe (Mariann) both of Gustine, and James of Los Banos. Her 2 daughters, Janet Rittenmyer (George) of Turlock and Diana Shrader (Dennis) of Morrow, OH. She also leaves 2 older sisters, Emily Airoso of Arizona and Rose Saramargo of Los Banos. She had 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She will be missed greatly. A Visitation and Rosary was held Thursday, December 1st at 5pm. Rosary was recited at 7pm at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Mass was Friday, December 2nd beginning at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to New Bethany or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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