Liana Martin, 70, born July 14, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Saturday December 4, 2021 after a brief and challenging illness.
Liana is survived by her husband, Doug Martin, whom she was married to for forty two years. Liana was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Dorothy Lohr.
Liana was a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science. She spent over 32 years employed by the State of Arizona working for the State Legislature, Department of Transportation and Department of Health Services. After retiring from the state, she maintained the administrative management of her husband’s contracting business, Beacon Custom Builders. Liana’s meticulous attention to details and organizational skills attributed to her success in these roles.
Liana loved traveling, skiing, sailing and hiking. She will always be remembered for her courage, sense of humor, kindness, sense of adventure and overall love of life. Liana’s wishes were to have a gathering of friends in Payson in the spring of 2022. For anyone wishing, please consider donating in honor of her name to the Humane Society of Central Arizona or the Payson Food Bank/St. Vincent Depaul. These were Liana’s favorite charities.