Martha Young (21Feb34  9Jul2004)

Martha held many positions while working for Boole Babbage in the mid 80's to early 90's - Purchasing Agent, Accounts Payable, Contracts and Receptionist.

Martha passed away of gallbladder and liver cancer.

Published in the San Jose Mercury News on 7/14/2004:

Martha Young Loving mother, wife and grandmother home at last on July 9, 2004 in San Jose, California. Born in Morehouse, Missouri on February 21, 1934 she moved to California in 1952 with her husband and childhood sweetheart, John Young, who preceded her in death January 2001. A resident of San Jose for more than 47 years she was a homemaker and also worked at Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters and as a Purchasing Agent for Boole & Babbage. Martha spent much of the last thirty years preserving her memories of the Great Depression, World War II and the love she held for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Her account of John's service in the U.S. Navy is included as a part of the permanent record in the Smithsonian Institute. Martha was a regular participant at Willows Senior Center and a mentor to many in her Memoirs writing class. She was always willing to help and served as a volunteer where ever her time and compassion were needed. Martha's lifelong faith and love of God sustained her through many difficult times as did the fellowship of the many, many friends she felt fortunate to make over the years. A member of the Los Gatos Christian Church for over 25 years where she worshipped and served the Lord. Her love for church family and people in general, was endless as she truly modeled God's love here on earth. Selfless and generous to all, Martha was the first to see the needs of others and facilitate help. Mother to her daughters and son-in-law; Janice Young of Grass Valley, Kimberly Young Jolly and Steven Jolly, and (adopted daughter) Debra Somerfield of San Jose; beloved grandchildren Petty Officer (USN) Erinn York, Kevin York, Stephen York of Grass Valley and Breanna Jolly of San Jose. A Celebration of Martha's Life will be held at Los Gatos Christian Church, 16845 Hicks Road, Los Gatos at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2004. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to City Team Ministries, 2304 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131, attn: donations; or the American Cancer Society, 1715 So. Bascom Avenue, Ste. 110, Campbell, CA 95008. Bring your favorite remembrance of Martha to share with friends and family. Arrangements by DARLING-FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, Los Gatos, (408) 354-7740. Interment will be held by the family. Published in the San Jose Mercury News on 7/14/2004. Guest Book Funeral home info Flowers & gifts