Those who died in 2011 who left a mark on the community include:
Martha K. Baumberger, 98, of Hilton Head Island, died Oct. 2. She was elected the third mayor of the Town of Hilton Head Island and was the first female chairman of the Beaufort County Council. She co-founded the island Zonta Club, was president of the Women's Association of Hilton Head Island, wrote a history of The Seabrook, was an elder at First Presbyterian Church, and an expert seamstress, bird watcher and parliamentarian. Before retiring to Hilton Head, she was executive director of Zonta International.