The Arizona State Treasurer’s Office issued this statement today:
PHOENIX – Due to complications from childbirth, Kerry Martin, 34, wife of State Treasurer Dean Martin, passed away late Monday night on May 25, 2009. Kerry and Dean’s son, Austin Michael Martin, was born on Monday at 7:31 p.m. weighing eight pounds and measuring 21.5 inches in length. Austin remains in grave condition.
Dean is standing vigil at his son’s bedside with family. Dean and his family ask that you join him in prayer for his son’s health. Kerry was a loving wife of 13 years, as well as a mother, sister, aunt, and daughter. Prayers for the family are also appreciated.
Kerry is survived by her father Edward Mabey, her aunt Phyllis Pulice, her sister Tracy Smitherman, her brother John Mabey, and a niece and two nephews. Funeral arrangements for Kerry are pending.
The family kindly requests no cards or flowers be sent at this time. Notes of encouragement can be sent to Treasurer Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arizona Conservative extends our sincerest sympathies to Mr. Martin and his family. We are in prayer for Dean, Austin and their family.