Memorial Information

T Lindalee Martinez T

 
IMG_8900.jpg

1955 - 2022

Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant Lindalee.

 

Lindalee Martinez (née Kayga), daughter of Norman and Nancy Kayga, was born in Pontiac, MI on May 6, 1955. She was baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit on November 12, 1961 at American Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. She confessed her baptismal faith in the Rite of Confirmation in April 1969 and was admitted to the altar to receive the medicine of immortality, the holy and life-giving Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

 

Lindalee became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1992. She and her mother were involved in a host of activities and ministries, including LWML, Altar Guild, and Senior Saints.

 

On January 14, 2022, Lindalee, at the age of 66 years, fell asleep in Jesus. She is survived by her daughter, Nanette; her son, David (McKenna); and grandson, Timothy. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the Name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our dear sister Lindalee.

A memorial service is planned for March 19, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6301 W Indian School Road, Phoenix at 11:00 AM.

T Roger Lee Townsend T

 
Roger Townsend_edited.jpg

1938 - 2022

Roger Lee Townsend left this earth February 24, 2022. He was hospitalized with COVID-19 and pneumonia in December of last year, followed by several weeks in rehab. He returned to his home in Glendale, Arizona, on February 1st, and several weeks later he collapsed and passed away suddenly.

He was born to William Townsend and Marjorie Ritchie-Townsend on September 24, 1938 in the family home in Bozeman, MT, the oldest of three children.

Roger met Delores Anderson in Montana and were later married on June 26, 1957 in Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho. Brother Bill was best man and sister Karen was maid of honor.

A much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he attended many family birthday and holiday events. If there was an opportunity to take a photo he was ready with his camera near-by. He loved to watch old Westerns—he said they reminded him of the old days. A life long gadget enthusiast, he built his first computer from a kit he got at Radio Shack in the late 70s.

He was a very intelligent man. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957 and while enlisted he worked on airplane engines and jet engines. After a medical discharge in Jun 1965, he settled the family in Arizona where he worked for Del Webb as a Journeyman Carpenter and attended night school to earn a bachelor’s degree. He got a job at Karsten’s, the maker of Ping golf clubs, as a metal fabricator, where he worked until his retirement in 2003.

Roger and Delores spent several weeks each year going "home" to either Hawley, MN or Bozeman, MT to reunite with family and friends.

His passing has left a hole in the lives of the people that loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Marjorie, wife Delores, daughters Sharon and Lori Townsend.

He will be missed by brother Stuart William (Bev) Townsend and sister Karen (Jack) Rogers; son Kerry (Fran) Townsend, daughter Diane (Frank) Davis; two grandsons Frank "Billy" Davis and Kevin Townsend, three granddaughters Amanda, Jessica, and Linda; one great-grandson Jordan and three great-granddaughters Lullaby, Serenade and Isabella.

Interment with Military Honor Guard is planned for 12:30pm, March 26, 2022 at Resthaven Cemetery. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 PM that same day at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6301 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix.