Martha Louise Richardson Yaddow Wright was born April 14, 1928, to Martha and William Richardson of Trenton, Ohio, the youngest of 11 children.
She is survived by two sons: David and Robert Yaddow and their spouses; five grandchildren: Paul Yaddow, Linda Scott, Kimberly Yaddow, Marie Yaddow, Renee Nixon and their spouses; four great-grandchildren: Elijah, Rebekah, Jaxon and Aubrea; and her nephew, Richard Heck and his spouse.
She was married to David Victor Yaddow on June 22, 1946 and moved to Los Angeles, Calif. to attend Life Bible College where they, both, graduated with honors. They moved back to Ohio and planted several churches and, then returned to California and became the associate pastors of the Arlington Foursquare Church in Riverside. After years of ministry, they moved to Modesto, Calif. and attended Calvary Temple.
She worked hard her whole life: She worked for the Toro Company, Alpha Beta Grocery Stores, Montgomery Wards, Stanislaus County Welfare Dept. for 26 years, Weinstocks Dept. Store, the Sylvan Union School District, Schilsky Chiropractic, and Onslow County Schools in Jacksonville, N.C. This class started with five and grew to over thirty-five members.
She moved to Morning Assisted Living in September of 2013, and, then to Bradley Health Care in December of 2013. On Feb. 17, 2014, Mom went to be with the Lord and reunite with her friends and family members that have gone before her.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in the mausoleum.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Martha or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Wright family with these arrangements.