Jean Lorraine (Hodge) Martelle of Alameda, California, born on March 28, 1933, in Glenwood, passed away at age 85 on Dec. 10, in Concord, California. She was an executive secretary for the president of USS Posco Industries until she retired in 1998. Jean was an active volunteer for Hospice and a lifetime member of the Brentwood Chapter VFW Ladies Auxillary where she was the secretary for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Jim) Martelle, and her son, Jay Martelle. Jean is survived by her son, Jeff Martelle; daughter, Julie Martelle-Bruce; grandchildren, Whitley Martelle-Bruce, James Martelle, Sydney Jean Martelle-Stafford and Logan Martelle-Sumer; and great-grandchildren, Isabella and Kennedy.
Friends and family members may attend the graveside service on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2011 Arnold Industrial Way, in Concord.