Aspen Nicole Marthaler, 35, passed peacefully at her residence Monday, March 3, 2014, surrounded by her family, embraced by God and wrapped in love she danced her way into heaven. Aspen was loved by all who knew her, inspired thousands and truly shined her light bright. Born to John and Mary Elizabeth Hatch, Feb. 22, 1979, in Durango, Colo., Aspen grew up in Farmington, and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., after graduating from Texas Tech University. She married Peter Joseph Marthaler in May of 2006, and they lived together with their two children in Gilbert, Ariz. Aspen's family was the center of her life and the foundation of her happiness. Aspen is survived by her two children; Banyan and Briar Marthaler; her husband, Pete Marthaler; her grandmother, Lorraine Stimac; parents, John and Mary Elizabeth Hatch; and her sister, Marohn Lyons. Aspen is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and extended family, friends and PHB's.
A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at The Doubletree Elegante Event Center; 1800 S. Santan Village Pkwy, Gilbert, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting charitable contributions to be made to Peach's Neet Feet www.peachsneetfeet.com
and/or Ishikawa Elementary; 2635 N. 32nd St, Mesa, AZ 85213.
Aspen's stamp on life is threefold; God is love, dance like no one is watching and get your guns up!
Arrangements are entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, Ariz. 480-892-3729.