Obituary of Henrietta Maureen Martz
Henreitta was born in Tennant, California September 19, 1934, to Hilario and Angela Jauregui. The family moved to Jackson, CA in 1939 where Henrietta grew up and graduated from Jackson High School in 1951. After high school she went to Cosmetology School and became a beautician in downtown Jackson.
She met and married Franklin Martz in 1965 after being introduced to him by her best friend and Frank’s sister Ginger Upton. While Frank was in the Navy the couple moved from their home in Sutter Creek to Midway Island then to Oxnard, Ca where, in 1973, they adopted their two sons, Anthony, and Daniel. Shortly after the adoption the family moved back to their home in Sutter Creek.
Henrietta was an avid gardener producing a backyard that was breathtaking. Her green thumb brought about several blue ribbons from the Amador County Fair. She also brought home ribbons for her sewing, cooking, baking, and cake decorating. Henrietta spent many years volunteering at the fair in the Horticultural Building.
Along with all her hobbies she was an active member of the YLI “Young Ladies Institute” since 1968 and an active member of Beta Sigma Phi since the early sixties. She was recently honored by Beta Sigma Phi for being one of the longest active members of their chapter. She and Frank were members of the Amador County Gem and Minerals Society also known as the “Rockhounds,” for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, Brothers Ted and Frank, Sister-in-law Linda, Brother’s-in-law Dale, Lloyd, and Virgil. Henrietta is survived by her sisters Eveyln and Rebecca, sister-in-law, Ginger, brother-in-law Cort, sons Anthony (Amy) and Daniel (Michelle), five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews who affectionately called her “Henny-Penny.” Henrietta will also be missed by her many friends and neighbors who all loved her dearly.
Services will be held at St. Katharine Drexel Church on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. A Graveside service will follow at Sunset Cemetery, then a reception will be held at St. Katheren Drexel immediately afterwards.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Henrietta Martz, please visit our Tree Store