News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 3, 2013

Althea Denise Martin-Seflin

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The Tribune-Star

VINCENNES — Althea Denise Martin-Seflin

Sept. 26, 1956

- March 24, 2013

VINCENNES — Althea Denise Martin-Seflin was born in Vincennes, Sept. 26, 1956, to Cecil Bernard and Virginia Rae (Gordon) Martin. She passed away Sunday March 24, 2013, at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nueys, Calif. Denise spent her childhood years in Vincennes; a 1974 graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School, she attended Indiana University, where she majored in business. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, 1222 Seminary Street, in Vincennes.

Denise moved to Sana Monica, Calif., in 1978. There she met and married her husband of 31 years, Mitchell Seflin. They have two children: son, Shawn Seflin and daughter, Edythe Seflin-Garcia and three grandchildren, Mya Garcia, Naela Garcia and Vasea Garcia. Family members preceding her in death are her mother, Virginia Rae Gordon-Martin; and brothers, Christopher Shawn and Earl Bernard Martin.  

Survivors residing in Sherman Oaks, Calif., include her husband, Mitchell Seflin; son, Shawn Seflin; daughter, Edythe Seflin-Garcia; son-in-law, Angel Garcia; and three grandchildren, Maya, Naela and Vasea Garcia. Other survivors include her  father, Cecil B. Martin; three brothers, Leon Greely Martin and Cecil I. Martin of Vincennes, and Anthony Dane Martin, Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany; three sisters, Edythe A. Martin, Evansville, Ardella R. Martin, Vincennes, and Stephanie Martin-Leohr, Wheaton, Ill.

Until her death, Denise had been a resident of Sherman Oaks, Calif., for 32 years.   

Memorial services will be Saturday, April 6, 2012, at Brockman-Gardner Funeral Home, in Vincennes. Services will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.