[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 05:25:59 :

Independent Journal
Saturday, March 15, 1980


A private memorial service will be held for Emma O. Torvend, 88, of Mill Valley.

Mrs. Torvend died Thursday at a local hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Michigan.

Mrs. Torvend moved to Marin County three years ago to live in the Redwoods Retirement Center. She had previously lived in Patterson, Stanislaus County, Berkeley and in the state of Washington.

While in Washington, Mrs. Torvend had worked on the governorís staff and for the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Mrs. Torvend was also a singer and musician and had played the organ and French horn. In recent years, she had taken up disco dancing and riding motorcycles.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ford of Mill Valley, and three grandchildren.

Burial was at Patterson Cemetery, Stanislaus County. The family prefers contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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A Death Notice in the same paper names her grandchildren: Buffy Ford Stewart and Marc Torvend Ford, both of Malibu, and George Skiff Ford III of Eugene, Ore.

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