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Zella “Violate” Martin, 87, passed away January 31, 2024. She was born August 15, 1936, in Henrieville, Utah, to Herschel Quilter and Mada Willis Partner. She married Glen E. Martin in 1957 in the St. George temple, and later divorced.

Violate grew up in Henrieville, Utah, and attended school in Tropic, Utah, graduating from Bryce Valley High School. After graduation, Violate moved to St. George, where she met Glen, while working at the U & I Sugar Beet factory.

She had a lifelong passion for quilting and crochet, making beautiful items for all to see. She lovingly crafted countless quilts, doilies, hot pads, afghans, and baby blankets for her children and grandchildren. A huge basketball fan, she spent a lot of time watching her favorite team, the Utah Jazz, and cheered them to many victories.

Violate also had a strong connection to the past, and those who came before her, as she worked on her family’s genealogy. She lovingly collected family histories, photos, and tirelessly shared her collection on Family Search.

Above all, what Violate valued most deeply was her family. She cherished every moment she spent with them. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she believed in the promise of eternal life and reuniting with her family.

She is survived by her children, Alan (Camarie) Martin of Washington, Utah, Bruce (Linda) Martin of St. George, Utah, Trina (Bryon) Condie of Santa Clara, Utah, and Anna (David) Oakden, of St. George, Utah, grandchildren, Graydon, Joshua, Herschel, Shaelyne, Randi, Ryan, Lindsey, Marc, and Christian, her sisters, Cora (Elmond) Millett of St. George, Utah, and Beth (Dale) Jensen of Genola, Utah.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herschel & Mada Partner, and infant son, Dennis Herschel Martin.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Interment will take place on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 2:00 pm, at the Henrieville Cemetery, Henrieville, Utah.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary. 435-673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Violate’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

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110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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Feb 03, 2024

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Awww, my dear Anna friend...

I'm so sorry to hear that your mama passed away! I sure loved her. ❤ She was always so welcoming to me, I enjoyed being around her.

I'll never forget her letting me pick as many pomegranates as I could carry. I had never seen them on a tree before, like a kid in a candy store! She giggled at me while she urged me to take more. 😁

The stories she told me of the pictures on her walls. Tons of pictures. Her at your graduation from Dixie State (or Utah Tech). The late night messenger texts and sometimes an accidental call from her where we talked for awhile, I loved those!!

Keeping you close in my heart Anna. I wish I could be there to support you right now.

Cheers to Violate being free from pain! My love to you sweet lady ♥

Loro Vincent Feb 03, 2024

Much love to the whole family. I am glad I got to spend time with her last time I came home to visit.

Merideth Whipple Dennis , Roy, WA, US Feb 03, 2024

Much love to the whole family. I am glad I got to spend time with her last time I came home to visit.

Merideth Whipple Dennis , Roy, WA, US Feb 03, 2024

Much love to the whole family. I am glad I got to spend time with her last time I came home to visit.

Merideth Whipple Dennis , Roy, WA, US Feb 03, 2024

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