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Margaret M. Medellin

October 8, 1937 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Former City of Madera Mayor Margaret “Marge” M. Medellin has passed away on March 31, 2024 at the age of 86.

Marge was a lifetime resident of Madera, California born October 8, 1937 to Mary and James Martinez. July 1, 1956 she started her employment at the Madera County Office of Education until her retirement December 2002. As a child Marge discovered her love of reading and learning new things which lead to her forty-six-year career at MCOE.

She and married Victor M. Medellin July 1957. Together they raised four children, Paul, Rick, Andy and Teri. They were blessed with 35 years of marriage before his passing in 1991.

Marge’s political journey spanned from 1978 to 2002. She campaigned in 1977, winning her 1st term as the First Councilwoman in the City of Madera, California. She won her second term in 1982 and elected as Mayor April 20th making history as the First Hispanic Female Mayor in the State of California.

Margaret Medellin served the residents of Madera as well as the Northern and Southern communities of the Central Valley for over 40+ years. Her passion to learn, listen and have the get-the-job done attitude all contributed to her love of helping people.

Margaret is survived by her children; Son, Paul Medellin and Frances Harris of Madera, CA; Rick Medellin and Fiancé Tammy Parnow of Madera, CA; Andy and Marsela Medellin of Madera, CA; Daughter Teri (Medellin) and Sid Greene of Roseville, CA. Eight Grandchildren; Tiffany Rambathia and Brandon Medellin, Andrew Medellin, Adam Medellin, and Amelie Medellin, Nicolas Landeros, Victoria Landeros and Ariana Spillers. Seven Great Grandchildren; Aayanah, Riley, Mia Bella, Christian, Carter, Chloe and Lexie Siblings; Brother, James Jr. and wife Sarah Martinez, of Fremont, CA and Sister, Evelyn and husband Eddie Lara of Madera, CA. an abundant list of step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Victor M. Medellin, Mother and Step-Father Mary and Victor Adame, Father and Step-Mother James and Chonita Martinez and Sister, Nadine Hernandez.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6 PM at St. Joachim Catholic Church with Recitation of the Rosary following at 6:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


April 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Saint Joachim Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary
April 15, 2024

6:30 PM
Saint Joachim Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
April 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Joachim Catholic Church


Calvary Cemetery
28447 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93638


American Cancer Society
5420 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93309
Web: http://www.cancer.org/


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