Obituary: Doreen Martin
Doreen L. Platel Martin, 84, a former resident of Kingman, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Artemis Adult Care in Phoenix.
Born to British parents in Allahabad, India, in 1926, she was christened Doreen Lorna Kerry. In 1945, she married RAF officer Owen Bernard Platel (deceased 1999). They immigrated to England in 1946, to Canada in 1947, and to the United States (Arizona) in 1965.
Doreen loved to play bingo, enjoyed league bowling, crocheting, knitting, needlework and gardening. She was known for her baking skills, exquisite needlecrafts, a sense of fun, a generous heart, and her love of babies.
One of eight siblings, Doreen is survived by two brothers and one sister and numerous nieces and nephews, all living in England. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn (David) Nicholas of Tucson and Penni Platel of Toronto, Canada. She will be missed by her four grandchildren, James Redding, David Punteney, Victoria (Jim) Bradshaw and Rebekah (Drew) Harris; and by her two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Tyler Bradshaw. Doreen was also pre-deceased in 2006 by her second husband, Julian Martin.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301.
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