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“We have shared 60 birthday's. I always looked forward to seeing you at the beach and then at your homes. You have always held a special place in my...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Donna (Coelho) Teschera - CA

Martin's Beach- along Time ago! “Aunt Helen and Unlce Ed ran Martin's Beach when it was the place to be! The memories for so many will live on forever! ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lillian (Car) Doherty - San Mateo, CA

Helen and Ed xmas 75, Helen in Kitchen and Melvin w/Aunt Helen “In memory of Aunt Helen and Uncle Ed.Thanks for all the memories at Martin's Beach! Soda Pop at the bar, fish frys, cabin cleaning and the great time...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lillian (Cary) Doherty - CA

“Helen, I was so blessed to have known you in this lifetime. I worked for you at Martins Beach when I was 13 years old. You will be missed. RIP ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Coelho Furtado - San Jose

“We remember fondly our happy times with Helen and Ed at the beach, on holidays at the home of Aunt Kathryn & Uncle Walter, of course the Children's...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Helen,I am blessed to have had you in my life for so many years. I can not imagine growing up at better place than Martin's Beach. Memories that...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Riki Philips - Glendale, AZ

“Dear Helen,I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!DeniseWe remember many years...THANK YOU!God bless you!!!Jay & Denise Pere ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: DENISE PEREZ - FREMONT, CA

“Dear Helen, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Denise We remember many years...THANK YOU! God bless you!!! Jay & Denise Perez ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jay & Denise Perez - CO


Helen Valentine Watt, 1914-2014

Helen Valentine Watt passed away at 99 years of age, on March 16, 2014, after a short illness. Born Helen Marie Valentine, on June 9, 1914, Helen lived her entire life in Half Moon Bay. Helen was the granddaughter of Manuel Costa, one of the first settlers in Half Moon Bay.
Mrs. Watt and her late husband, Edward James Watt, made their home for over 50 years at Martin's Beach, where they supervised and managed the beach and operations there. One of her last desires was to visit the beach where she and Ed lived happily together for so many years. Helen and Ed were married for 61 years before his passing in 1997.
Mrs. Watt was an active member of the Children's Home Society and the Peninsula Children's Theatre. She was also a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in Half Moon Bay.
Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26, 2014. Friends and family will gather at Miller Dutra Coastline Chapel & Funeral Home, 645 Kelly Street in Half Moon Bay, California, on Tuesday, March 25. Visitation will begin at 4 P.M. and a Rosary in Mrs. Watt's honor will begin at 7 P.M. on Tuesday Evening.
Services and Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, 400 Church Street in Half Moon Bay, at 11 A.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2014. Interment will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park, Hwy 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, California.
Helen Valentine Watt was preceded in passing by her husband, Edward James Watt, and her brother, Walter Valentine.
Helen will be missed by her many friends who loved her for her warm smile and gracious demeanor. Helen Valentine Watt will be remembered always as a true patriot from Half Moon Bay, her home and favorite place in the entire world.