Dolores June Martin, 96, passed away peacefully in Sacramento while visiting her granddaughter Brittany, husband Michael, and great-granddaughter, Nora. She would have been 97 on August 24, 2022.

Dolores lived a full and wonderful life traveling and living all over the United States with her husband, Frank Martin and later settling back in Humboldt County in the 1970s with her husband and two daughters, Pam and Debbie. In her later years, she traveled the world, visiting 47 states, 6 continents, and numerous countries. Many of her trips were with her sister-in-law Lorraine Laursen. They shared great memories and stories of their travels. Dolores loved sharing her many photo albums and stories with her family and friends. Travel was incredibly important to her and she encouraged her granddaughters to travel the world any chance they had.

Dolores had many friends throughout her life and spent many great times with them. She had many memories with the Pifferini family, Helen St. Louis, and Mary Borges. Dolores’ friends were very important to her and she spoke of them often and with a smile.

Dolores’ family meant everything to her and there wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t do for them. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She never missed a sporting event, dance recital, or school awards assembly and kept diligent records of important accomplishments for her granddaughters, Brittany Martin, Ashley Quigley, and Nicole Quigley. Dolores was a hands-on grandma in every sense of the word and adored every minute of it.

Dolores will be sorely missed by her family and many others. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Martin, granddaughter Brittany (Michael) Saveliff and great-granddaughter Nora Saveliff, granddaughter Ashley Quigley, son-in-law Ken Quigley, nieces Kathy (Darrell) Harnden, Sandy (Fred) Hanks, Judy Laursen, and Rita Madison, sister-in-law Phil Holm, and many more. Dolores is preceded in death by her husband Frank Martin Jr., daughter Debbie Martin-Quigley, granddaughter Nicole Quigley, mother Rosella Laursen, father Hagbard Laursen, brothers Lee Laursen and Herbert Laursen, niece Janet Laursen, and nephew Doug Laursen.

There will be no services at Dolores’ request.


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