SDPD 02/17/1967 - 03/25/1971
10/18/1946 - 06/05/2021
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Lynda Kay (Northrop) Martin was born October 18, 1946 in Fort Dodge, daughter of Paul and Fern (Logan) Northrop. She grew up in Lu Vern and graduated from Lu Vern High School in 1964.

Following high school, Lynda moved to California where she began her career in law enforcement for over 21 years.

On July 1, 1971, she was united in marriage to Delano Martin in Ramona California.
They made their home in Lakeside California.

In 1986 the couple retired from law enforcement and moved to La Verne to care for her mother.

The couple loved spending the winter months in California and Texas.
Lynda enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafts, needlework, crocheting, hunting and fishing.

She was a member of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, California Law Enforcement, Iowa Sheriff’s Association, Humane Society and ASPCA.

Lynda was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lu Verne and was the current treasurer.

Lynda entered into Heaven June 5, 2021, at her home in Lu Verne. She was 74.
She is survived by her sister, Myra (Myron) Hinz of Emporia, KS; nieces and nephews, Terry (Don) Sigmund of Lenexa, KS; Rick (Bess) Hinz of Andover KS; Michael (Christy) Hinz of Lehigh Acres, FL; Randy Hinz of Wichita, KS; and many great grandnieces and grand nephews.

Lynda is preceded in death by her beloved husband Del; sons Derek; parents; sister, Edna Northrop and brother Danny Northrop.

Martin left the San Diego Police Department in 1971 to join the San Diego County Sheriff's Office.
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