Martha Marie Berry Chiocchi, age 88, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 30, 2018 surrounded by love at her home in Santa Monica, California. She was born August 27, 1929, in Marthaville, Louisiana, the daughter of Henry Arthur Berry and Lula Virginia Olliff.
She graduated from Marthaville High and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches before interning at Schumpert Memorial Hospital in Shreveport where she would become a medical technologist. Her good friend Hilda introduced her to officer Frank Joseph Chiocchi, Sr., stationed at Barksdale Air Force base, and they eloped in early 1951. Always ready to