Obituary: Marty T. Tjaden

Marty T. (Medina) Tjaden, age 66, of Clearwater, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. A vigil was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, and a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, both at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clonmel.
Marty was born on Wednesday, July 23, 1952, in Ventura, Calif. She was the 12th of 13 children born to Ronaldo Esparza Medina and Cipriana (Sandoval) Medina. She was united in marriage to Roger Don Tjaden on Oct. 13, 1973, in Camarillo, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Romaldo and Cipriana (Sandoval) Medina; sister, Lupe Blanchard; and brother, Peter Medina. Survivors include husband, Roger, of Clearwater; children, Christy (Matt) Freeman of Clearwater, Kevin (Rebecca) Tjaden of Clearwater, Keith (Jamie) Tjaden of Clearwater; grandchildren, Jacob and Austin Titus, Jayce and Audrey Freeman, and Noah, Talen, Eli and Tenley Tjaden; great-grandchildren, Kayvenn and Kali Titus; siblings, Manual Medina of Camarillo, Paul Medina, Oxnard, Calif., Pat (Tony) Karch of Bakersfield, Calif., Richard Medina of Frazier Park, Calif., Modie (Ruth) Medina of Oxnard, Wedo Medina of Oxnard, Josie Villalobos of Camarillo, John (Gail) Medina of Ojai, Calif., Ruth (Darryl) Phillips of Camarillo, and Tommy (Lisa) Medina of Camarillo.
Memorials may be made to Clearwater Wellness Center, 115 E. Ross Ave, Clearwater, KS 67026, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, 3450 N. Rock Rd., Build #200, Ste 213, Wichita, KS 67226, or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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