Maria Martin

Maria Polk Martin

Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Maria Aurelia Marchan Polk Martin

Died at the age of 77 on May 29, 2020 in Bakersfield, CA, were she had lived since 1972. She was born to Victor Marchan and Maria Cuevas Marchan in San Juan (en el barrio de Santurce) Puerto Rico on August 3, 1942. She left behind daughters: Monique Polk & family, Karen Polk Osterland & family, Lisa Polk & family and Paula Joseph & family. She was a beloved wife of both Paul Polk and Wayne Martin.
She was a long time member of Seven Oaks Country Club, a founding member of the Latin American Women’s Club, active with the Bakersfield Republican Women, Federated organization and a member of the Bakersfield Women’s Club. Maria had hundreds of friends and knew hundreds more. Always one of the best dressed at any event …she was a vivacious presence who loved a great party, wine, music, laughter, excellent food, fun and the company of friends and family. Her passions were travel, shopping, politics and her friends.
Sadly, due to Covid 19 limitations, her services will be held privately for family only. A celebration of life will be planned at some point in the future.
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Linda Hartt

Posted at 01:51pm
It was with great sadness that I read of Maria passing... I know Maria from the Doubletree Hotel.
My husband and I would see her most Sunday's and would always say hello and have a little chat.
She and I would talk about bus trips to take us shopping, she loved to shop and she was always dressed so beautifully... always had that sparkle in her eye when she would say hello to you.
One Sunday, I learned she was a good Republican and supported our President. We do too.
I do remember meeting her before she became a widow for the second time.. I always admired her faith and spirit of going places by herself and seemed to do ok. At one time or two, I met 2 of her daughters.. so with that I send my deepest sympathy to you all... you were blessed with a beautiful mother. I will miss her sweet and happy face whenever we are able to return to the Doubletree Hotel.. Blessings to you all... Tony and Linda Hartt

Monique Polk Posted at 12:08pm

Thank you Linda for your lovely words. Mom loved going to the Doubletree for breakfast. I am sure I met you there when I went with her sometimes. Mom was very special to many people. She will be greatly missed. Your words definitely brought a big smile to my face!!

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