Jerolyn Reitz Martin

August 17, 2008


Past Services

Monday September 15, 2008
2:00 pm
Arlington Natiional Cemetery
Arlington, VA

Jerolyn Reitz Martin

Virginia Beach – Jerolyn Jerry Martin passed August 17, 2008 at Kings Grant House with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. Born in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ina Reitz.

Jerry loved politics, crossword puzzles, shoes, watches, walking and eating healthy. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all of her heart.

The last four years of her life were spent at Kings Grant House. These were some of the happiest years of her life. The family wish to express their deepest appreciation to all of the staff and Commonwealth Assisted Living for nurturing her, caring for her, and loving her as if we were all family. There are too many to thank but please know we never worried and could always count on Julie to make sure her hair looked great!

We also want to thank Heartland and the hospice team that worked with us to make the last few weeks comfortable for our mom. Sandy, Debbie, Lisa, and Chaplain Ruby – thank you!

Jerolyn leaves behind to cherish her memory her three children, Billy Martin and his wife Debbie of Destin, FL, Gladys Doxey and her husband John of Chesapeake, and Mary Beth Smith and her husband Ken of Manassas, VA; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Billy, Christine, Samantha, and Michelle; two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Lauren; and her brother, David Reitz of Gastonia, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. William Lee Martin, US Army Ret .

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2008 in Arlington National Cemetery. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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William L. Martin
8 years ago

I will always remember my mother Jerolyn Reitz Martin as the strong, young, beautiful woman who raised three children, including my loving, special sisters. It is only in retrospect that I can understand and appreciate the tremendous sacrifices and love she gave us. A very special lady, very bright, she will be sorely missed. Thanks for everything Mom. And thanks to Gladys for making sure I had one last chance to see you. Love Billy