Martha Ellen “Marty” Mabry Crookston, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Tempe, AZ on January 27, 2017 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Childress, TX on September 17, 1938 to James Vance and Reba Irene Riddle Mabry. Marty lost her parents by the age of two and was raised by her grandmother, Nannie Nickell Riddle. She lived in Arizona most of her life and attended Phoenix Union High School and Phoenix College. Marty worked many retail and administrative jobs throughout her life, but the titles she loved most were devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Her life was spent in service to others and the Lord. Her Christ-like love for her family and friends was admired by all who knew her.
Marty is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Stephen Thomas Crookston; her four daughters: Nancy Ellen Skidmore (Brett), Terri Ann Crookston, Cindy Lynn Jimenez (Mario), and Stacy Jane Crookston; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM, preceded by visitation at 9:30 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4525 E. Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044.