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Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin's Wife Dies During Childbirth

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Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin's wife of 13 years died this morning while giving birth to the couple's son.

State House Speaker Kirk Adams announced the tragic news on the House floor, "his voice breaking," according to the Arizona Republic. KTAR (92.3 FM) news also has the story, complete with a picture of Kerry Martin -- looking very pregnant -- and her husband in front of a sign that reads "Baby Boy!"

The boy is said to be in critical condition.

Scroll down for a statement by Martin's office:

Statement from the State Treasurer's Office

 

(PHOENIX) - Due to complications from childbirth, Kerry Martin, 34, wife of State Treasurer Dean Martin, passed away late Monday night on May 25, 2009.  Kerry and Dean's son, Austin Michael Martin, was born on Monday at 7:31 p.m. weighing eight pounds and measuring 21.5 inches in length.  Austin remains in grave condition.

 

Dean is standing vigil at his son's bedside with family.  Dean and his family ask that you join him in prayer for his son's health.

 

Kerry was a loving wife of 13 years, as well as a mother, sister, aunt, and daughter.  Prayers for the family are also appreciated.

 

Kerry is survived by her father Edward Mabey, her aunt Phyllis Pulice, her sister Tracy Smitherman, her brother John Mabey, and a niece and two nephews.  Funeral arrangements for Kerry are pending.

 

The family kindly requests no cards or flowers be sent at this time. Notes of encouragement can be sent to Treasurer Martin at dean@americanvisuals.com.

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