The Funeral Service is open to the public and will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th Street, Phoenix Arizona. Burial will immediately follow the service at Desert Hills Memorial Park, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.
The familyrequests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martin Charitable Foundation in memory of Kerry Martin and Austin Michael Martin. Remembrances can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, cards mailed to the Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Memorial Park, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
The family wishes to thank the public for the great outpouring of support. In order to provide more time for people who have been touched by this tragedy, visitation for Kerry, and baby Austin, will be open to the public between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday June 2, 2009 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Memorial Park, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (open to the public)
Eulogies: Noon (open to the public and media)
Visitation: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (open to the public)
Prayers and the rosary at 7:30 p.m. (open to the public, but upon conclusion will be closed to just family)
Treasurer Dean Martin announced the Martin Family Charitable Foundation has been established in memory of Kerry Martin and Austin Michael Martin. Donations to the Foundation can be made at any Chase Bank or WaMu Branches nationwide. The Martin Family Charitable Foundation (in memory of Kerry Martin and Austin Michael Martin) has been established as a charitable organization, and has applied for tax-exempt status under 5013c which makes donations tax deductible.
“The foundation will promote the education and well being of children, mothers and families,” said State Treasurer Dean Martin. “Kerry’s life was dedicated to numerous causes. Many know how she helped efforts to teach children how to swim in order to prevent child drowning. But, she also previously taught financial literacy across the Valley including classes for new Habitat for Humanity homeowners and for young servicemen and women at Luke Air Force Base. Simply stated, Kerry touched the lives of thousands across the Valley. Kerry was always the volunteer, organizer and leader. She jumped in to help donate her time, talent, and enchanting smile to support efforts she believed in. This Foundation will ensure that while her work on this earth has come to an end, her spirit will endure to continue to help others.”
“During her joyous pregnancy she had many ideas on charitable efforts she wanted to champion as a new mother. The Foundation will also help expectant mothers, both in healthcare and education, based on ideas Kerry had and the experiences we shared during her pregnancy,” Martin said.