Born: 1/26/1951, Salina, Utah
Peoria, Arizona Ė Gloria Martin, 69, died January 6, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.
Gloria was born January 26, 1951 to Gordon Kent Johnson and Gladys Quilter Johnson in Salina, Utah. She married Thomas Dale Martin, May 8, 1971 in Hanksville, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple on August 19, 1978. Tom died February 6, 2017.
Tom and Gloria started their family in Hanksville, Utah. Living there 18 years before they moved to Arizona.
Gloria was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, faithfully serving in many callings. She was a dedicated visiting teacher, loving the sisters she served. Her legacy is unconditionally loving her children and grandchildren. From handmade treasures to supporting their interests, Gloria was happiest when doing anything with her family. Gloria lived a life of service, giving of her time, resources, and talents, without considering her own needs.† Gloria and Tomís home was a place of safety, love, and acceptance for all who entered.
She is survived by seven children: Tim (Ruth) Martin, Owen (Amy) Martin, Candi (Cody) Carmichael, Kenra (Ed) Johnson, Ben (Nicole) Martin, Steven (Arlea) Martin, and LaRen (Brittany) Martin, thirty-four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings Judy (Terry) White, Pete (Brenda) Johnson, Elaine (Vance) Morrill, Nonalee (Terry) Turner, Coleen (Rene) Van Dyke and Sandra (Mark) Johnson; siblings-in-law Guy (Pat) Martin, Tim (Darla) Martin, Rick (Judy) Martin, and Tony (Daleine) Martin, Cora Mae Johnston, Josephine Platt, Helen Martin, and Rosanne Nicol.
Preceded in death by husband Tom, son Lance, parents Kent and Gladys Johnson, and many others she greatly loved and missed.
Funeral Services will be held on January 16, 2021at 11:30 am at the Moab Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center with live streaming on Spanish Valley Mortuary facebook page. A viewing will be held prior to the service at the church starting at 10:00 am. Burial will follow the services at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
We will be having food at Old City Park after the graveside service. All are welcome.
Tributes:We are so sorry for your loss. We were so shocked when we heard. I have a lot of fond memories with Gloria. We were always sharing babysitting with each other. I still have Tupperware I bought from her. I never use it that I don't think of her. We have 4 kids each one corresponds with one of hers. Living in Hanksville was the highlight of our lives, we will never forget our good friends there. Rest in peace,
- GloriaGloria was a true friend. I remember when they brought fruit from Utah,when they made huge batches of food for the homeless. Gloria was my Visiting Teacher and I was hers. Over two decades, we were sisters in the Gospel. I will miss her. Love to all her family.
- LucileGloria is a great friend to our family, a dedicated member of the Church and always faithful. She and Tom did a great job in raising their successful family. She was always thoughtful and giving. She would bring us watermelons from Hanksville which we loved, We also enjoyed her stories of the family. She would do whatever she could do to help. Loved serving with her. Her last big service was helping organize and making masks for healthcare workers , We will miss Gloria so much!
- Mike and Fay Pezely
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