Sara Martin |

Sara Martin

The Union staff

A private celebration of life service for Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Martin will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Martin died Thursday, May 6, in Grass Valley. She was 77.

She was born Sep. 10, 1926, to Edward and Sara Telford. She was a fourth-generation Californian.

She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and was a member of the Prytenean Honor Society and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. In 1950, she married Arnold W. Martin. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Las Madrecitas, an auxiliary group supporting the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, and the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed astronomy, archeology, meteorology, history as affected by disease and weather, science fiction, and books of every kind. Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Grass Valley. They enjoyed traveling to countries throughout the world.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Arnold; sister, Bernice Telford of Petaluma; sons Neil of San Francisco and Eric of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Christina Martin and Steven Boldish of Medford, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mei Mei Giang of Long Beach; and grandchildren Alison and Patrick Boldish.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Foothills, the American Cancer Society, or the Friends of the Libraries of Nevada County.

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