Longtime San Diego resident Martha Lippsmeyer died on March 1, 2014, at the age of 98.
She was born in Melrose, Minn., on Jan. 13, 1916, and attended Business School in St. Cloud, Minn. She then worked for the War Production Board in Washington DC and later, the State Department.
At the end of World War II, while working for the State Department she attended many Peace Conferences in Europe as a stenographer. Here, she recorded the words of President Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill.