MARTHA M. RAUENZAHN
January 7, 1912 - April 8, 2003
DEATH NOTICE & MEMORIAL SERVICE
Memorial services will be held
at 2PM on Saturday 3rd of May,
at El Morro Church Of The Nazarene,
1480 Santa Ysabel Avenue, in Los Osos
for Martha (Preikschat/Jenkins) Rauenzahn, 91.
She lived, raised a family and worked in Imperial Valley since 1921.
She passed away the afternoon of April 8th at Bay Side Care Center in Morro Bay.
Mrs. Rauenzahn was born January 7, 1912, in Chicago, Illinois of parents Heinrich (of Kiev) and Elizabeth Belgis (of Lithuania) Preikschat.
Mrs. Rauenzahn's beloved husband of fifty years,
Wesley Barr Rauenzahn preceded her in death in 1986.
Her brother Albert and sister Thelma also preceded her in death.
Her cremains will be mixed with her husband's
and scattered over the Pacific Ocean along the California coast.
Mrs. Rauenzahn taught private music lessons in Brawley before becoming an educator in the Brawley Unified School District. Her fondest memories of her students were at Hidalgo Elementary School where she taught English as a Second Language.
At an early age she began playing the organ, piano and cello for churches and concerts. She made sure that her children and grandchildren knew the joy and freedom of how to stand on the seawall and feed the seagulls at Mission Beach in San Diego. She continued this tradition in Morro Bay with her great-grandchildren. Her favorite color was violet.
She will be missed by her daughter, Leanna Weetman of Fremont California; her grandson, Chad Weetman and his wife Tina and their children Sidney and Elijah of Newark, California; her granddaughter Lisa Weetman of San Jose, California; her son, Rodney and his wife Sara of El Cajon; her grandson Mark Rauenzahn of San Diego; her granddaughter Selena Rauenzahn of Spring Valley; her son, Richard and his wife Barbara of Los Osos, California; her grandson Rich and his wife Sharon and their son Ian of Sunnyvale, California; her grandson Douglas and his wife Michelle and their son Matthew of Los Osos, California.