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Martha Hilts

Phoenix, Arizona

Oct 30, 1981 – Nov 2, 2017

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My sister, Martha, had a kind loving heart. She has always been sweet and kind to all of us.

There are five of us, from oldest to youngest: Esteban, Maria, Martha, myself Valentin, and Rafael. Martha, Myself, and Rafael grew up together and she often took care of me and Rafael as kids. She would help us do chores; she taught us to do laundry and she would cook when my mom was away working. She was always a hard worker; at the age of 15 she began working and since, she always...

I had the privilege of having a great friendship of many years with Marthita. Although she was a very private person, our friendship allowed me to see the beautiful person she truly was. A great, young, full of life, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, and Friend. Such a senseless tragedy, that caused such a senseless loss for everyone that knew Marthita. This world was a better place because of her. Our family gathering will never be the same. I will miss you my dear friend. I will always hold...

Martha Hilts
She was my best friend, my wife, and the mother of my children.
I would address her as Baby, Sweet Pea, or Mommy.
Martha stood just 4'9, but had the personality of a giant.
She was very dedicated to her family, her work, her schooling, and her church, which made her a very busy lady.
Just a little history on Martha for those of you who may not know her story
Martha was the middle child of five children, and she was born in the Mexican state of...

Beautiful Martha

Friends forever!

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Martha was the kindest soul. She always had a smile and kind word for you. She loved her family and friends. She was improving in every aspect of her life. She will be sorely missed. I still look for her to come walking through the Test building door. She is absent from the body but present with the Lord. The rest of us have to endure her absence.

Dear Martha, you will be so missed by so many because of your gentleness and kindness. I truly enjoyed the few years we worked together on occasion. I know how much you loved your family and know they will be sick with grief for some time. I can only pray that our loving and merciful Lord comfort them and help to heal them of their broken hearts. As a Catholic Christian, I will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for you and trust in the Lord's love and ocean of mercy. Rest In Peace. Your...

Chris, Jessica, and Anthony, words fail to express how truly sorry we are for your loss. You all remain our family's prayers. God grant her peace. She will be missed.


Martha's Obituary

Martha Hilts Martha was born Martha Santiago Sanchez on October 30, 1981 to Severiano Santiago and Adela Sanchez in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. She spent her first 14 years there and, in January of 1996, moved with her Mother and siblings to the Phoenix area, settling in Chandler. She attended...

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