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Martha (Pico) Roy
October 2, 1912-February 14, 2013

Martha (Pico) Roy, age 100 entered into rest on February 14, 2013 in Stockton, CA  She was born to Ben and Naomi Logan on October 2, 1912 in Gays Mills, WI. 

 As a young girl her family moved from Wisconsin and settled in Manteca.

Martha met her husband Melvin Pico in Manteca, married and had four children.  She was widowed at the young age of 28 with four children to raise.  She managed to buy a small house in Lathrop where she settled and raised her children.

She later met and married Wilifred Roy and when her children were grown moved with him to San Mateo.  She was employed at San Mateo High School as a cafeteria manager and baker for 20 years.  After losing her husband she moved to Stockton to be near her family.

Martha was well known in the family for her baking, especially her pies.  Her granddaughters to this day still bake “Grandma Roy’s” famous potato chip cookies during the Christmas season.  She enjoyed her garden, crocheting and attending craft fairs were she sold her creations.

Martha is survived by her sister Artless Brandel from Portland, Oregon.  She was preceded in death by her husbands Melvin Pico and Wilifred Roy as well as  siblings Roland, Richard, Robert, Lars, Jack, and Raymond Logan and her sister Jean Hagstrom.  She is survived by her children Bob Pico (Marlene) and Lorraine Weertman and also by her brother-in-law Stan Hagstrom.  Her children Edward Pico (Sharon) and Doris Matthews (Scott) preceded her in death as well.

 She was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 17 great, great grandchildren, three of which preceded her in death (John Madrid, Rodney Wigley and Joshua Forth).

Martha celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends on October 2, 2012 with a celebration at Valley Garden Convelescent home where she resided in her later years.

Martha will be deeply missed by her extensive family and friends.

Services for Martha Roy will be at Park View Chapel/Cemetary on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 am with burial immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital or a favorite charity.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, February 19, 2013