Marion Sharp McHenry died Saturday at her home in Ventura after a brief illness. She was 75.
McHenry taught elementary school in the San Fernando Valley until she retired in the late 1960s to become a homemaker, said her daughter Lisa Brown, 42, of Ojai.
McHenry enjoyed ceramics, quilting and traveling with her family, friends and neighbors. She was also a longtime member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
"She was just a very good-hearted, happy person," Brown said. "She loved her family and her grandchildren and her friends."
McHenry was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Imperial and lived in Ventura County for 18 years. She attended college at the University of Redlands, Brown said.