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
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.