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Obituary of Lula Martin
Age 91, passed away May 10, 2017, in Banning, CA. Lula was born on January 29, 1926 in San Bernardino, CA. She lived most of her life on the Morongo Indian Reservation where she raised her family and served on the Morongo Tribal Council for over 20 years. She was a retired bus driver for the Banning Unified School District and enjoyed playing bingo and casino time in her retirement. She was a lifetime member of the Morongo Moravian Church. Lula was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother and was affectionately known as “Big Gram”.
Lula is survived by her daughters Sandra Martin, Luanne Martin, and JoAnne Martin; son Robert Martin and daughter-in-law Debbie, all of Banning; grandsons John Taylor Sr., Ryan Martin, Joseph Castaneda, Jason Carrizosa and Jeremy Carrizosa; granddaughters Serena Taylor, Pip Martin, Natalie Carrizosa Moore, Erin Castaneda and Laura Castaneda Huizar; 24 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Howard Martin; mother Viola Mae Waite Mathews; father Nicolas Jurisich; half-brother Jack Stephen Mathews; stepfather Anthony “Jack” Mathews and grandson Nicolas Louis Martin.
Visitation will be at 5pm on Monday, May 15 at Wiefels and Son Funeral Home in Banning, CA. Funeral services will be at the Morongo Moravian Church at 10am on Tuesday, May 16. Burial following service at the Moravian Cemetery.