Valley Funeral Home


Martha Shearer Henry

October 25, 1934September 22, 2017

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 In lieu of flowers please send a donation/contribution to your favorite local charity


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Ludy Rodriguez

September 28, 2017

I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. May fond memories and the promise of life at Hosea 13:14 "From the grave I will redeem them. From death I will recover them." help to comfort your hearts and cushion your grief. My sympathy and condolences to all the family.