The Arizona Republic

Virginia Lee Martin


SCOTTSDALE – Virginia Lee Martin (nee Jones) peacefully passed away on October 13, 2018. Ginny was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1967 from Patchogue, Long Island. She was very active in many school activities at Patchogue high school, and was named the senior prom queen. Ginny loved to travel the world and visited over 78 countries in 5 continents. The most beloved country she traveled to was Ireland, but she was always a very patriotic American. As an inveterate reader, she enjoyed reading books of all genres from the local Mustang Library. Ginny loved dancing, especially country, square dancing, Latin and ballroom dancing. For 35 years, she worked in the admissions office at Scottsdale Community College and loved to help the students, faculty and her co-workers. She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred Lee Jones and Irma Wilson Jones (nee Jordan), brother Stephen P. Jones and sister Jocelyn I. Weber. She is survived by her brother Henry N. Jones (and wife MaryAnn) in Phoenix, sons David B. Martin (Cindy) in Tempe, and Gary R. Martin (Karen) in Irvine, CA. Grandsons Jakeb D. Martin (Ciera) in Mesa, Nicholas B. Martin in Tempe, Tyler J. Martin in Irvine, CA, and granddaugh­ter Katriona M. Martin in Tempe. Adored great granddaugh­ter Adelaine E. Martin in Mesa. Her beloved nephews Mark Weber (Michele), Robert and Katelin Weber, Jonathan Weber (Tara), Jeremy and Daniel Jones. Memorial service will be held at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale on Saturday November 3rd from 10-11 AM, followed by a reception for the celebratio­n of her life. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons in her memory to Hospice of the Valley (1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix 85014) are appreciate­d.

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