Martha Van Horn: 1918 — 2012 | Passages
February 14, 2012 · Updated 5:37 PM
Martha Victoria (Eherenman) Van Horn — born Nov. 11, 1918 passed away Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 on San Juan Island, surrounded by family and friends.
She touched countless people through her kindness and compassion. She devoted much of her life working in the medical field as a professional nurse heading up cardiac and surgical intensive care units, working as a nursing supervisor and was instrumental in the opening of an emergency room.
She adored the natural beauty of trees, clouds, mountains, and water and was able to paint and draw with that passion. She loved opera, poetry, and played violin and piano and loved birds and animals, especially cats (thanks Otis).
Her life was enriched by those many who loved her, and her appreciation ran very deep. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years and is survived by a son and his wife, daughter and her husband, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She will be missed so much by all the lives she has touched over the years, and may she be at peace.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of San Juan, P.O. Box 1434, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
— Family of Martha Van Horn
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