Emily Viegas Obituary – Emily Elaine Lema died calmly, encompassed by her family on the morning of September 16, 2009. A Native of Ferndale, Emily was brought into the world to John and Maria Martin on August second, 1916, and was the second of seven kids.
Emily had a bustling youth experiencing childhood with the family farm on Sage Road in Ferndale. She went to Grant Union Grammar School and subsequent to graduating proceeded to work at the Golden State Creamery. She met her significant other Manuel at a neighborhood dance in 1936 and they wedded in 1937. Together they brought up 3 youngsters, Elsie, Larry and Jerry. Emily and Manual ran a dairy ranch together for quite a while and later worked Lema’s Grocery in Ferndale.