John Martin Sarager was born July 22, 1949, to John and Marjorie Sarager as their second child, the oldest son of 9 children. Marty lived in Arizona his whole life, graduated from Arizona State University and owned his own businesses in the construction industry.
In 1971, Marty married Rhonda Shumway in the Mesa, Arizona temple. They were blessed to share 50 years of marriage and have 6 children: Andrea (Travis Caskey), Kristen (Mike Schern), John (Shenise Pendleton), Summer (Brad Cutchen), Todd (Lindsay Welker), and Ashley Sarager.
Marty was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a 19-year-old young man, he served a full-time mission in Brazil. His favorite calling in the church was working with the youth where he dedicated many hours of loving service. Marty’s greatest joys in life were being surrounded by his family and his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Marty knew that families are forever.
Marty was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother, a daughter, and a granddaughter. His legacy will continue on through his 22 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, Arizona 85297 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held the following day, Wednesday, January 20th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church building at 3572 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert, Arizona 85234. The viewing will begin at 9 am with funeral service starting at 10 am. Graveside service at Gilbert Memorial Park immediately following funeral service. Anyone who prefers to attend thru Zoom services please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link.