Vera Stuart Martin

Vera Stuart Martin, 75, died March 5, 2002 in Coupeville. She was born April 4, 1926 in Denver to Alfred McCorrison and Jessamine (Gilbert) Stuart. As a young child, she moved to California.

Vera attended Dorsey High School and Los Angeles Community College, where she met Robert A. Martin. She and Robert were married in Los Angeles on June 22, 1944. Vera studied at San Francisco Medical Center, where she developed a life-long interest in public health nursing.

Vera moved to the Los Angeles area with her husband. They moved to Merced, Calif. and in 1959 settled in Santa Barbara. Vera was a homemaker, but spent time working as a rehab specialist. She was an active member of Planned Parenthood and the League of Women Voters.

The Martins moved to Whidbey Island after 29 years in Santa Barbara. She and Robert built a home in the Ledgewood Beach area. She continued her work with Planned Parenthood and the League of Women Voters. She took great pleasure in the company of friends and neighbors and in the sights of Puget Sound.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Robert Arthur Martin at the family home, Coupeville; by three children, Pamela Alison Martin of Bellevue, Teri Martin Albert (Mark) of North Bend, Ore., and Douglas Alan Martin (Linda) of Isla Vista, Calif. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Martin requested no formal funeral services be conducted. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow at a later date. Remembrances are suggested to the Oak Harbor chapter of Planned Parenthood. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. This obituary can be seen on-line at

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