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Peggy Sue Martin

Nov. 18, 1957 -- March 9, 2020

Peggy Sue Martin, 62, died unexpectedly in Bakersfield on March 9, 2020, with her family by her side.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, she was born to Alfred and Barbara Johnson on Nov. 18, 1957, in Inglewood. She grew up in McFarland, where she went to school and had fun. She married Danny Martin on March 30, 1974, and began a new life as a wife and mother in Wasco.

Her joy came from spending time with her family and friends. Peggy had a passion for horses and life on the farm. She loved gardening and collecting rocks from her granddaughter's, as well as attending her grandchildren's sporting events to cheer them on. She enjoyed listening to music and sang in church. Peggy loved life; there was never a dull moment, and she has touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life.

Peggy is survived by her mother, Barbara Johnson, of Lindsay, and husband of 46 years, Danny Martin, of Weldon; children Misty Martin, Danny John Martin, Rachel Martin and Joey Brown of Weldon; grandchildren Paul Avila Jr. of Bakersfield; U.S. Army Specialist Infantryman Dustin Avila of Fort Hood, Texas; and Danna R. Avila, Alyssa Hastings, Kaitlyn Sherrill of Weldon; siblings Jean Resendez, Wanita Johnson of Lindsay, Ernest Johnson of Muldrow, Okla.; Michael and Susan Johnson of Harrisburg, Ore., and Pamela and Mark Brown of Klamath Falls, Ore. Also, her sister-in-law, Pam Martin of Wasco and many nieces and nephews, and lots of dear friends. Peggy was preceded in death by daughter Danna Sue Martin, father Alfred Johnson, and Lela and Clifton Martin.

She will be missed dearly. A memorial service will be given at a later date.


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