Martha Ellen Mumford

Martha Ellen Mumford (September 6, 2012)

Martha Ellen Mumford, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 22 in Davis, Calif., surrounded by loving family members. She was 94.
Mrs. Mumford loved life, loved family and loved to travel. She and her husband, often joined by family members, went on many cruises to scenic locales, including Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal. She also loved traditions. Every year since 1940 she gathered with family and friends for a birthday dinner at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. The 2012 gathering included four generations of family and was a day filled with love and laughter. She moved to Davis, Calif., in 2011 to live with one of her daughters but remained active, going on day trips with family and organized through the Davis Senior Center.
Her husband and her son Richard W. Mumford, preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Patricia Robinson of Long Beach, Calif., Beverly Starleaf of Burbank, Calif., Adrienne Snyder of Davis, Calif., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be at the Wee Kirk o’the Heather at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Glendale on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m.