Obituary of Genevieve Martin
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Miss Genevieve Ann Martin, Friday, June 8, 2018, at her home on Mt. Charleston. "Gen," as she was known to family and friends, was not only a beautiful young woman, a wonderfully gifted and talented artist (working in various media including painting, photography and sculpture) but also the kindest of souls, sharing her heart, radiant smile and laughter with all who surrounded her, whether of the two-legged or four-legged variety. Gen graduated from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mixed Media, emphasizing in sculpture. Gen's work has been appreciated in many group and juried exhibitions. She was an accomplished horse-woman with a love for all creatures. Gen's passion also lent itself to teaching, implementing creative curriculums, building relationships with youth and emphasizing freedom of creativity and growth through technique and study, skills taught her in part while a student at The Las Vegas Academy for International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts High School. Words cannot describe her presence, love of life and warmth. Gen leaves behind so many who loved her, her parents, Deborah and David Martin, her brother, William and his Ashleigh, her niece, Kendell, nephew, Bennett, her beloved fiance, Nic and his family, uncle, Corky Elliott, and wife Toni, her loving great-uncle, Jerry Herbst and great-aunt, Maryanna, not to mention all of her cousins, friends and other family with whom she shared her life over these all to brief 32 years. Celebration of Gen's life will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 18, at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, to which all those whose lives she touched are invited to attend to share their love and memories. Gen would have preferred donations to Las Vegas Academy's Art Program in lieu of flowers. "We love you Gen and always will."
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