August 6, 1939 - March 1, 2020
Evelyn Bernice Martin Aug 6, 1939 - March 1, 2020 Evelyn Bernice Martin passed away peacefully at home Sunday March 1, 2020, with her loving husband, Jack. Evelyn was born on August 6, 1939, in Levelland, Texas. Her family moved to San Leandro, California, where she attended San Leandro High School and graduated in 1957. Evelyn met the love of her life, Jack Martin, in 1955 with a wink that led to a 60-year marriage. They were married on December 14, 1959 in Oakland. Jack and Evelyn had two sons, Guy Allen and Trevor Andrew. Evelyn, Jack and their boys moved to Fairfield in 1974 to open their family business, Vaca Valley Auto Parts. Evelyn worked at Vaca Valley for 41 years, handling all the finances until her retirement in 2015. She was a smart businesswoman and a loving mentor “mom” to all. When she wasn’t at the business, Ev enjoyed gardening, cooking and going to Rutherford Grill with Jack. She would cook large family meals (never needing a recipe!) and always ensuring everyone had enough to eat. Cooking was one of her passions and she shared her talent with all. She also spent many days at their cabin in Soda Springs with friends and family and boating at Lake Berryessa with her kids and grandkids. The most important thing in Evelyn’s life was her family. She was a loving wife, blessed mother and an amazing grandmother to Kyle, Corey, Jenna, Zoe and Zane. Evelyn always maintained a strong faith in God and looked forward to spending eternity in Heaven. Her favorite bible passages were John 3:16 and Psalms 23. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, David and Trudy, brother, Ernest and sister, Florine. She is survived and will be missed by her husband Jack Martin, son Guy (Allison), son Trevor (Paula), grandchildren Kyle Martin, Corey Martin (Brenn), Jenna Heath (Travis), Zoe Martin and Zane Martin. She is also survived by her brother David Williams and sister, Jean Brasher, numerous nieces, nephews and close friends Including Lajuana and Rose, who cared for her the past five years. The graveside service will commence at 10:00 am at Rockville Cemetery (Harris Gate entrance), 4219 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA on March 13, 2020. A celebration of life will follow from 11:00am-2:00pm at Rancho Solano Clubhouse, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield, CA. Arrangements are being made by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association of America – Team Vaca Valley Auto Parts (act.alz.org). Arrangements have been entrusted to Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 707-425-4697, www.bryanbraker.com.
Evelyn Bernice Martin Aug 6, 1939 - March 1, 2020 Evelyn Bernice Martin passed away peacefully at home Sunday March 1, 2020, with her loving husband, Jack. Evelyn was born on August 6, 1939, in Levelland, Texas. Her family moved to San Leandro,... View Obituary & Service Information
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Evelyn Bernice Martin
Aug 6, 1939 - March 1, 2020
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