Martha Oldfield

Martha Jean Oldfield

July 30, 1927 – September 5, 2016

After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Martha Jean Oldfield (nee Kenyon) died on September 5, 2016 at the age of

89.Martha was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Walter and Dessie Kenyon on July 30th, 1927 and grew up in nearby Saint Paul.

She received her B.A. in Mathematics, graduating first in her class, from Hamline University.

After graduation, as a female pioneer in the computing industry, she went to work at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station in China Lake, California. There she met her future husband, Bruce Oldfield.

Bruce and Martha were married in June of 1958. She continued working in the computing field including time at Univac and the National Bureau of Standards.

Martha and Bruce had two children, Duane Oldfield of Galesburg, Illinois and Laurie Reffitt of Castro Valley, California. They joined Bruce’s three children from a previous marriage, Carl Oldfield of Brownsville, Texas, Helen Goldberg of Merritt Island, Florida, and David Oldfield of Coquille, Oregon.

After time living in California, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Japan, France, and Eastern Washington, Martha and Bruce settled in Sequim in 1989.

Martha was an avid bridge player who, along with her husband Bruce, achieved life master status. She was a regular at the Sunland golf course. A fine cook, she took joy in hosting friends and family.

Martha will be remembered for her gracious nature and quiet determination.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce.

She is survived by her 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and her brother, William Kenyon of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Memorial arrangements will be determined later.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org/).

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