Martha "Martie" Nell Ritzman

May 13, 1928November 26, 2018

Martha “Martie” Ritzman Martie Ritzman passed away peacefully at her home in Roseville on November 26, 2018. Martie was born May 13, 1928 the first of three children to Sammy and Goldie (Pegram) Francis in Cadiz, Kentucky. After graduating high school, she started her Insurance career as a bookkeeper. She later became an underwriter for large insurance companies and Brokerage firms including international firms. She worked in the insurance profession for over 30 years retiring in 1992. Martie married Robert Ritzman on September 14, 2007 in Auburn, California. She was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority for over 60 years with chapters in both Indiana and California. Martie was an avid sports woman; she enjoyed golf, water skiing, bocce ball, bowling, square dancing and she was an amazing chef. Martie is survived by her husband Robert Ritzman; Brother Sam Francis, Half-sister Sandy (Francis) Ahaus. She is preceded in death by her parents Sammy and Goldie Francis, half Sister Judy Wright, and Brother Adrian.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 13, 2019

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