Martha “Marty” Louise Chase passed away peacefully Oct. 23, 2017, in Oak Harbor, Wash. She was born to William McManis and Dorothy Ferguson McManis in South Connellsville, Pa., on July 1, 1934 and was the youngest of four children. Her older siblings were Dorothy “Micky” Cramer, Joann McMahon and her brother the late William R. McManis.
As a young woman, Marty was a competitive roller-skater and skate dancer and skated for years with her sister Dorothy. Marty later worked as an executive secretary at Lockheed Martin where she met Dr. Lloyd Fremont Chase Jr. (Feb. 1, 1931-Feb. 15, 2017). Marty and Lloyd married on Oct. 10, 1979 and lived in Palo Alto, Calif.
Dr. Lloyd Chase was the director of physical sciences at Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories. His career as a nuclear physicist spanned from 1958 until his retirement in 1995.
In their free time, Marty and Lloyd loved boating and would cruise on their boat, “Sea Chase,” with friends. They were also avid golfers and enjoyed travel. They spent six weeks in Australia. One memorable snorkeling adventure Marty encountered a shark, luckily it swam away.
In 2004, Marty and Lloyd moved to Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island where they made many friends and immersed themselves in island life. Always curious and interested in trying new things, they decided to farm oysters and clams on their beach, much to the delight of their “foodie” friends. Marty is predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd, who died Feb. 15, 2017 at home in Coupeville, Wash. May Marty and Lloyd rest in peace and continue their journey on fair waters.