Marcedis “Marty” Christina Lantz

08/18/1930 — 03/16/2013

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Cheney, WA

Marcedis “Marty” Christina Lantz

Marcedis "Marty" Christina Lantz

Marcedis Christina Lantz, 82, of Richland, WA passed away on March 16, 2013 at Kadlec Hospital.

Marcedis was born August 18, 1930 in Cheney, WA to Henry and Pauline Hoefner.

Marty was born in Cheney, WA. Her family soon moved to Cashmere, WA, where she was raised on the family orchard farm. In 1948 she graduated from Cashmere High School. Over the years Marty helped her mother at a Boarding House by cooking and cleaning for up to 60 hired hands. When not helping her mother, she built apple boxes for picking season.

After she graduated, Marty moved to Seattle, WA with a friend and worked at Sears Roebucks & Co. She later moved to Spokane, WA where she met her husband, Chuck Lantz. They married in 1945 at Dryden Congregational Church. They later moved to Walla Walla, WA and welcomed a son in 1955 and daughter in 1958.

She moved around often due to her husband's job with Sears. The family lived in Bellingham, WA; Eureka and Salinas, CA; Lake Oswego OR; and Longview, WA. In 1977, Chuck and Marty moved to the Tri-Cities where they've resided since. She enjoyed ceramics, cake decorating, gardening, and was an avid seamstress and crafter. Marty loved traveling and especially enjoyed trips to England, Scotland, Norway, Alaska and Hawaii with her husband. She and her husband were founding members at Meadow Springs Presbyterian Church in Kennewick. Marty was a Deacon and Steven Minister in the Presbyterian Church and was on PEO, sang in the choir, and was involved in Presbytery Budget and Corporate Affairs. She also served on the church Mission Committee and participated in mission trips to Sitka Alaska, Kenya, and a study tour to England and Germany.

Marty was a proud grandmother to grandchildren Kelsie and Christopher and enjoyed being involved in their lives. Family was everything to her, as well as church and her faith in God.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Chuck Lantz; Children, Mikkel Lantz and wife Sally Lantz, Charlene Raunio and husband Richard Raunio; grandchildren, Kelsie and Christopher Raunio; brother, Wayne Hoefner and wife Joyce Hoefner; sister-in-laws, Brenda Hoefner and Jeanette Lantz; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Lyle Hoefner.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Avenue. Interment will be at Colfax Cemetery in Colfax, WA. Memorial Contributions may be made to "Mission Fund" at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church.

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  • I wish I could be there to say good bye to my Aunt. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love Annette

    Annette Morales
    November 4, 2014
    Moreno, Valley, WA
  • Have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers all week long. I hope you can find some comfort in the knowledge that you are being thought of.

    BONNIE OKURA
    November 4, 2014
    SPOKANE, WA, USA
  • We lived across the street from Marty and Chuck from 1977 to 1994. Marty was a special neighbor and friend. I treasure memories of her generosity, her kindness and strength, and her wonderful laugh. She was one of the Lord’s precious saints, and while it is hard to say good-bye to her, she now joyfully serves her Lord in His presence.

    Diane Bagley
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA
  • I wish I could be there to say good bye to my Aunt. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love Annette

    Annette Morales
    November 4, 2014
    Moreno, Valley, WA
  • Have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers all week long. I hope you can find some comfort in the knowledge that you are being thought of.

    BONNIE OKURA
    November 4, 2014
    SPOKANE, WA, USA
  • We lived across the street from Marty and Chuck from 1977 to 1994. Marty was a special neighbor and friend. I treasure memories of her generosity, her kindness and strength, and her wonderful laugh. She was one of the Lord’s precious saints, and while it is hard to say good-bye to her, she now joyfully serves her Lord in His presence.

    Diane Bagley
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA