We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Merced Location
Sunrise July 2, 1928 ~ Sunset May 1, 2022
Born Lois Martha Califf on July 2, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington to WWI Vet / Farmer Gilbert Warren Califf, and School Teacher Lois Maude Califf. Around age 6 They moved to Oregon, where she started School, and went on to Graduate from Springfield High School in 1947. At that time. She decided to Continue her education by Going to Nursing school. She then met the Love Of Her Life Troy Derrial "Tiny" Fitzgerald whom She married in 1950. They Soon moved to California where they raised 6 Children; Faye, Derrial, Belinda, Daniel "Jim", Rachel, and Eva.
They travelled across many states to Churches and Indian Reservations delivering God's Word. Over the years through many "Adventures", she stayed by her Husbands side. While he would perform music and preach to the adults, she would Teach Sunday School to the kids, giving them a religious foundation to stand on. They eventually settled in Atwater, California.
She Loved Church, Family, Gardening, and cooking. She was blessed with a long life, Although bittersweet, outliving most of her immediate family, including her parents, 3 siblings,, Her Husband of 52 Years, 4 Children, and 2 Grandchildren.
She is survived by her Sister Catherine, Daughters; Faye, Rachel, and Eva, 8 Grandchildren, and 15 Great Grandchildren. Martha will be dearly. missed by all of her loved ones.