Published: January 09, 2013
Maye Ludean Coker
Maye Ludean Coker passed away on January 2, 2013 at Vista Cove surrounded by family, due to complications from a stroke and aspiration pneumonia. She was 86 years old.
Maye Ludean Woodruff was born on May 19, 1926 in Grubbs, Arkansas. She came to California when she was 18 years old with her sister Helen and her husband Jim. Here she met and married Clarence Monroe (Bill) Coker on October 17, 1947.
She worked at various jobs in the local packinghouses including Limoneira, Saticoy Lemon Association, and Santa Paula Citrus. Ludean attended West Coast Fellowship, Free Will Baptist Church services and Sunday school.
Ludean was preceded in death by her husband on May 25, 1968; her brother, Luther Woodruff; and her sister, Irene Vines. She is survived by her sisters, Helen Crain and Joan Estes; her cherished children, daughter Charlotte Bradbury and son-in-law David of Houston, Texas, and son Danny and daughter-in-law Nancy of Santa Paula; and her precious grandchildren, Jonathan and wife Katriena, Nicki Wakefield and husband Mike, Andy, Katie, and step-grandchildren Caitlin and Logan; and her great-granddaughter Rosina.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at Santa Paula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ludean’s name to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC).
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, phone 525-3391.
Wyva Jean Martin
Wyva Jean Martin passed away at home with her family on December 31, 2012 at the age of 82.
Wyva was born on March 6, 1930 in Oklahoma to parents Omer and Jewel Goodman. The Goodman family was blessed with seven children. They moved to Moorpark, CA when Wyva was about 13.
She attended Moorpark High School, where she met Bill Martin at a school dance. She said, I knew I would marry him. Their life of 63 years together is a wonderful tribute to their love for each other.
Wyva loved her family. There were many family gatherings and holiday celebrations full of fun and laughter. Wyva worked for Caldwell Realtors for about 15 years, and Steve Smead State Farm Insurance for 10 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents Omer and Jewel Goodman, sisters Jackie Hendricks and Sue Bauer, and brothers Duane Goodman and Larry Goodman. Her spirit lives on through family: husband Bill Martin; daughters Sandy Luft (husband Lee) of La Porte, TX, Suzanne Smith (husband Bob) of Santa Paula, and Kay Martin of Santa Paula; brothers Leroy Goodman (wife Gwen) of Somis and Bud Goodman of Coalinga; grandchildren, Justin Tryer (wife Kelly) of Seabrook, TX, Tyler Smith of Santa Paula, Lindsey Lopez (husband Luis) of Fillmore, and Kelli Martin of Santa Paula; and great-grandchildren, Shelby Smith of Fillmore, and Brayden, Ryan and Andrew Tryer of Seabrook, TX.
Wyva was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. She was a beautiful soul that will live on in all our hearts.
A celebration of Wyva’s life will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Santa Paula on Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice in loving memory of Wyva.
A special thank you from the Martin family to Rose Room Hospice for all their caring help and support.