Los Altos-area resident Emily Parcel Martin passed away at age 94 on Wednesday, April 3rd. She passed peacefully with her family present. Born in 1924, to Columbus and Bernice in Colorado, Emily grew up in the Denver area and completed her B.A. in Social Work at the University of Denver. She married Wayne Parcel while completing her degree, then moved to Connecticut and Pennsylvania with him and assisted in his metallurgy lab and typed up his thesis while working in a library of Social Work. In Pennsylvania they had 2 daughters, then moved to the Bay Area, and added a son. Emily was an incredible Mom, active with everything from holding "craft days" to oil painting, Emily was active in the Unitarian Church, running the Christmas pageants; and always lent a helping hand to friends and neighbors.