Martha Shearer Henry
Martha Shearer Henry
  • October 25, 1934 - September 22, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California

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Martha E. Shearer Henry
Born October 25,1934 went peaceably on September 22, 2017.

Martha was born in Aberdeen, WA to the late Frederick A. and
Paula K. Shearer, who were long term residents of the Grays
Harbor community. Martha is preceded in death by her late husband Ervin George "Gil" Henry,
parents Frederick A. and Paula K. Shearer ( Vaughan) and
brother Peter F. Shearer.

Martha is survived by her sister-in-law, Agnes M. Shearer (McManus)
of Edmonds WA, her nephews, Frederick T, Shearer of Edmonds,
WA, Charles D. Shearer of Everett, WA, and Jeffery A.
Shearer of Lynnwood, WA. Also, her cousins, Sharon Vaughan
of Bremerton, WA, Delores 'Dee' Barrett of Union, WA,
Sharon Maghie ( Barrett) of Clyde Hill, WA, Susan Barrett of
Poulsbo, WA, and Brian and Sarah Barrett of Tucson, AZ. and
all her close friends and co-workers from Capitol Records,
MCA Disco Vision and Universal Home Video.
Martha graduated from Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen,WA as
class salutorian in 1952, went on to Stephens College,
Columbus, MO graduating in 1954 and was a member of Alpha PI
Epsilon sorority.

Martha began her professional career in the entertainment industry
as a campus radio station manager at KWWC Stephens College
Columbia, MO. Martha worked in various capacities in the
industry starting with Capitol Records artist relations in
1957, and KING broadcasting where she met the love of her life, Gil
Henry. Martha served as a past president of the Stephens college alumnae association of Los Angeles.
She retired from Universal Home Video as the Director
of Marketing Administration in 2002.

A memorial is planned to be held at her friends local Los
Angeles residence. Please contact Valley Funeral Home for
the address, time and date at 818-845-3766 or

A private burial service will be held in Centrallia, WA on a date to be determined

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