Obituary for Marian “Nana” Bejarano Martin

Heaven gained an angel, Marian “Nana” Bejarano Martin, who peacefully passed away on Sept. 30, 2022, in her hometown of Safford, Arizona at the age of 72. She was born to Francis Arellin Rios Bejarano and Tommy Lara Bejarano Sr. on Jan. 21, 1950.

Marian attended school in Safford, AZ. She graduated from Safford High School in 1968. Ten years later on June 2, 1978, she married the love of her life, Gary Martin. Gary and Marian immersed themselves in the happiness of raising their five children, Jacob, Connie, Jonathan, Jason, and James.

A kind, compassionate and religious woman, Marian provided unconditional love for the Virgin Mary and her loyalty to her Catholic faith. She was a Unit Clerk in medical records and enjoyed helping others.

Marian “Nana” Bejarano Martin

Marian is survived by her loving husband, Gary Martin; her children, Jacob (Serena) Martin, Connie Martin, Jonathan (Danette) Martin, Jason (Yvette) Martin, and James Martin; her siblings, Tommy Jr. (Nellie), Connie (Danny), David (Delia), Maria (Frank), Bea, Vince (Lisa), Peter (Michelle), Julie (Dennis), Vivian, and Roxanne; 15 grandchildren, Savannah, Jacob Jr., Brooke, Amber, Jovan, Ayanna, Peyton, Bella, Adrianne, Jonathan Jr., Molly, Sophia, Ava, Camila, and Leilah; two great-grandchildren, Analisia and Nevaeh, as well as numerous loving family members and devoted friends.

Preceding Marian in death is her parents, Tommy Sr. and Frances Bejarano; her sister, Pamela Burrell, and grandson, Peyton Lane.

Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, AZ  85546, 928-428-1740,

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