Rochelle M. Martin

April 27, 1937 ‒ April 29, 2013

Manhattan Beach, California

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA: Rochelle M. Martin, 76, of Manhattan Beach, California passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Charles and Sylvia (Fritz) Martin, Rochelle was born in Mansfield on April 27, 1937. After graduating high school, Rochelle attended Ashland University earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Rochelle taught at Newman Elementary school in Mansfield from 1957-1959. In 1959 she moved to California and later earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Rochelle retired after 43 years of teaching. Following her retirement, Rochelle volunteered at Torrence Memorial Hospital for 14 years.

She was a member of California Teachers Association, South Bay Teachers Association, and the National Education Association.

She is survived by three sisters Carol Martin of Mansfield, Marilyn (Tom) Hawk of Columbus, and Jean (Dennis) Houggy of Boca Raton, Florida; niece Heather (Duane) Webb, nephew Kirk (Susan) Pendleton, niece Denean Merritts, and nephew Keith (Karen) Houggy; great nephews Brian and Brandon Merritts, Nathan Houggy, and Wesley and Ryan Webb; great niece Taylor Houggy.

A family graveside service will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Franklin Cemetery. Pastor Kent Joy will officiate.

Memorial contributions to American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House, or Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home.

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