Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 05:39:15 :
Tuesday, April 10, 1973
Anna B. Martino of Mill Valley, who began a new career as a tailoring instructor at the age of 74, died yesterday in a local hospital after a brief illness. She was 95.
A native of Denmark, Mrs. Martino came to California by train from South Dakota in 1904. Not wanting to leave her mare behind, she persuaded railroad officials to let her sleep in a hammock in a boxcar with the animal.
For 16 years she was employed as an alterations specialist for Ransohoff’s Inc., a San Francisco women’s apparel shop. Following her retirement from that job, she began teaching tailoring at the College of Marin and held that post for five years. After leaving formal teaching, she continued to instruct students in her home. She was well known as an amateur cabinetmaker and constructed all the cabinets in her home at 15 Eldridge Avenue.
Mrs. Martino is survived by a daughter, Martha A. De Gere of Sebastopol.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Russell and Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley. Burial will be private. The family prefers contributions to a favorite charity.
The California Death Index adds information: she was born October 28, 1877.
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