Carnella Jean (Jackson) Martin passed away peacefully at home on January 22, 2021, at the age of 88. Born August 10, 1932, in Madison, Illinois, Jean spent her childhood just outside St. Louis, on the east side of the Mississippi River. During a summer trip to the Grand Canyon, she met Tom, the love of her life, and they married in October 1949. They settled in Flagstaff, raised a family, and remained deeply devoted to one another until his passing in 2000. Jean and Tom shared a love of camping and spent as much time in the woods as they could. They enjoyed the fresh mountain air, taking long drives, and spotting wildlife. Jean was devout in her Episcopal faith and spent many years volunteering with the Altar Guild at the Church of the Epiphany. Her other hobbies included toll painting the wooden crafts that Tom would make, watching the birds in her back yard, and collecting red glass.
Jean was known as much for her sweetness as she was for her strength, and she carried on courageously as a widow for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents Henry Otto Jackson and Kathleen Calvert, her sister Donna Francis, and her sons Court Allen and Thomas Richard.
Jean is survived by her sister Debbie Armitage (Jim), daughters Terri Martin and Danna Spackeen (Scott), daughter-in-law Debbie Martin, eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Jean was much-loved by those who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, services will be planned for a later date. Memories and condolences can be shared with family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Northern Arizona Hospice.