Fredrick Maxwell Martin

Fredrick Maxwell Martin, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at age 82 and
returned to his heavenly home on April 1, 2020. He was born in Bisbee, Arizona, on March 30, 1938, to
Frederick and Iola Martin.
Fred graduated high school in San Manuel, Arizona, after which he worked in the copper mines for a few
years. He met his sweetheart, Myrna Iona Ellsworth, in Arizona, and they were married on February
6,1959. Not long after that, the couple moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and bought a home in 1962, where
they lived for 57 years until their passing.
During his career, Fred was a professional carpet installer for 35 years. He worked hard at his job and
was respected amongst his peers as someone they could count on to install the difficult jobs.
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fred served in several callings and
assignments, which included Sunday School President, High Priest Group Leader, High Council,
Scoutmaster and Young Men’s President. Working with the young men in scouting is what Fred enjoyed
the most, and he loved to stay in touch with those young men and hear how they were doing in their
Fred loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his father, Frederick William Martin; mother, Iola Valera Martin; wife of 61
years, Myrna Iona Martin; brother Jack Martin; and sister Kathy Mendibles. Fred is survived by sister
Joyce Kempton; brother Mike Martin; daughter Ruthie Martin; sons Tom (Stacey) Martin, Paul (Ronda)
Martin and Mark (Crystal) Martin; and daughter Jackie (Jeff) Presser. He is also survived by his nine
grandchildren, Taylor Martin, Justin Martin, Kylie Martin, Alexis Bresciani, Jacob Martin, Laynee Martin,
Kennedy Presser, Hailey Presser and Morgan Martin; and two great-grandchildren, Grayson and
Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, the viewing and graveside services will be private. La
Paloma Funeral Home will handle the private funeral services, and Fred will be laid to rest at Palm
Northwest Cemetery.
On behalf of the family, we would like to express sincere gratitude for your many acts of kindness, love
and charity. Thank you to everyone for your support. We have truly felt your love.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers you spend time serving others and checking on the elderly often.

17 Comments. Leave new

  • Les and Dorothy McNamara
    April 6, 2020 9:17 pm

    We send you all our deepest sympathies. This time is difficult but know that many have you in their prayers.

  • David N. Salmon
    April 6, 2020 9:58 pm

    Thanks Bro. Martin for helping me get through my teenage years. You were a wonderful scoutmaster and Aaronic Priesthood adviser. Thanks for your years of service.

  • Melissa anaon
    April 6, 2020 10:17 pm

    Much love to the immediate and extended Martin family.
    Prayers for comfort.

  • Jeff and Karen Martin
    April 6, 2020 10:31 pm

    Will surely miss Uncle Fred. The fish stories, the White Mountain memories and the old carpet boat by the house. He taught me how to catch the big ones at Greer. We sure enjoyed his company when he spent a few weeks with us and dad in Thatcher. Love you Uncle Fred, you will be missed.

  • My love to all of the Martin family! You have been dear family’s friends for many years! You are in my prayers and I know the Lord is comforting each one of you!!

  • Love you brother Mark. You, Crystal and family are in our prayers and we are saddened by your loss.

  • Jeff higginson
    April 6, 2020 11:54 pm

    Fred was a terrific person. We’re sorry for your loss.

  • Bro. Martin probably had more of a positive impact on my life as a young man than anyone else besides my parents. He was a great example of hard work, love, kindness, and patience. He was a fantastic scoutmaster and taught me a love of scouting that I still have. I will miss him but will always remember him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Andrew Dixon
    April 7, 2020 12:12 am

    I’ll never forget Brother Martin. He was my leader during my teenage years and was always so kind and supportive. God bless him and his family.

  • Meta Trout (Heki) the
    April 7, 2020 12:57 am

    May God bless the Martin family with peace. My prayers are with you 🙏❤️

  • Joyce and Gene
    April 7, 2020 1:30 am

    We are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for loss of your father.

      April 11, 2020 5:12 am

      Jackie, Our thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your Family.
      Kim & Jerry Maltman&Family

  • James Hirschi
    April 7, 2020 3:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss and the current difficult circumstances that preclude all from expressing their love and support in person. The Martin family helped positively shape the old neighborhood and 23rd ward – we love you all!

  • Marie Bryan
    April 7, 2020 5:08 pm

    I have nothing but pleasant memories of Fred and Myrna. They were wonderful examples to me as a new member of the church. Happy for their blessed reunion.

  • Don and Wyona Nesbitt
    April 7, 2020 5:33 pm

    We send our love and condolences. We didn’t know much of this good man, just his family, they are very good. We pray a blessing of love and comfort upon you all.

  • James Hirschi
    April 7, 2020 5:39 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, especially during this challenging time when others are not allowed to come share their love and support.
    The old neighborhood and 23rd ward wouldn’t have been the same without the Martin family! We love you all.

  • Steve Salmon
    April 8, 2020 2:01 am

    Bro. Martin, oh how I wish we could gather. How big would the eagles nest be? Such an example of serving quietly, and consistently. I am a better man because of his love, and the love of his whole family.


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