OBITUARY

Kris Ann Martin

June 16, 1973July 7, 2018
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Kris Ann Martin, 45, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kris Ann was born on June 16, 1973, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas to Ford and Evelyn (DeCock) Martin.

She graduated from Seguin High School in 1991 where she loved working as an athletic trainer. She was a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘95, her father’s alma mater. The two of them shared a deep love for everything Aggie. Kris Ann lived in many places growing up, including San Antonio, Louisiana, Korea, Indianapolis, Seguin, Dallas and finally settling in Aggieland.

Kris Ann had many passions, but closest to her heart was her involvement with the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and Student Bonfire, and Young Living Essential Oils. She traveled the country extensively with ABWA making life-long friendships along the way. Kris Ann never met a stranger and made a point to always learn people’s names and rarely forgot them.

She served Student Bonfire for two decades as a mentor, “mom”, and board member and could often be found in the woods with her boots on delivering encouragement, wisdom, and, of course, food. Her long-time employment with Suddenlink Media gave her much joy, as well as close friendships.

Kris Ann is survived by her parents; brothers, Greg Martin (Amy) of Odessa, Texas and Gary Martin of Whitney, Texas; nephews Braden Martin of Odessa and Brett Martin of Lubbock, Texas; Uncle Joe DeCock of Detroit, Michigan; and cousins Curtis Martin of San Antonio, and Trey Martin and Susan Collins both of New Braunfels, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tully and Bertha Mae “Boogie” Martin of Pearsall, Texas and Cyril and Proxee DeCock, and Uncles Raymond DeCock, and Henry Martin, all of San Antonio.

Kris Ann was a unique creation, full of love and a desire to connect people. She was gifted in math and science. Just like her grandmother, Boogie, she loved to have fun and lived by her own rules.

Kris Ann believed in the power of prayer and was full of faith and hope and an inspiration to everyone.

The caregivers, doctors and friends were generous in all ways, and her family is eternally grateful for these gifts. Special thanks go to Dr. Erin Fleener and her team at CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center, Hospice Brazos Valley, Debbie Holladay and Chaille Clarke.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 11 5-8 p.m. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m. Connecting Point Church, 410 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840.

Burial following the memorial service at The Aggie Field of Honor, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station, Texas, 77840.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the charity of your choice or:

THE KRIS ANN MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, c/o American Business Women’s Association, 9820 Metcalf Ave, Ste 110, Overland Park, KS 66212 www.sbmef.org STUDENT BONFIRE www.studentbonfire.com HOSPICE BRAZOS VALLEY www.hospicebrazosvalley.org Condolences and other memorials: ℅ Holladay & Associates, 1733 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 110, Bryan, TX 77802.

Services

  • VISITATION Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Amy Dawson

July 12, 2018

Kris Ann’s smile and energy will forever live within my heart. She was such an incredible soul and an amazing friend. While Kris Ann will be greatly missed by many, our hearts are warmed knowing she is out of pain and no longer suffering. ABWA has gained another angel. May you spread your wings to soar with the stars and share your beautiful heart, spirit and smile with the heavens. ❤️

Nicole Becka

July 12, 2018

Kris Ann was a truly remarkable young woman and a dear friend! We share a sisterhood with ABWA and because of Kris Ann, the "phenominal people-connector" that she was, we share a work-family with Altice Media (Suddenlink Media). Her infectious smile, extremely positive attitude, big ol' hugs, huge heart and genuine friendship will be missed by so many! Kris Ann never forgot a name...and more importantly, even called strangers by their name, making everyone she encountered feel special. Her celebration of life today, was a true testament of how many lives she's touched and the outpouring of love she has spread. To put it in a simple phrase, that's been said and felt by many, she is the type of person you strive to be. We miss you and love you to pieces, my friend! Kris Ann, thank you for making a difference in all the lives you have touched with your unconditional friendship, true kindness and love. Heaven has truly gained an angel!

Corinne Cooper

July 11, 2018

Even though I did not know Kris Ann personally, I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family as a fellow ABWA sister. She is at peace.

Kari Vanalstine

July 10, 2018

It’s difficult to know where to start. After 33 years of friendship there are so many memories. Church youth group, lock ins at Wesley House, playing War in the balcony (shhhhh don’t tell), having her wrap my ankle for me before basketball, hanging out in her room during a sleepover, or learning to play Bridge one summer. The possibilities are endless. I will miss your laugh, your smile, your incessant talk about the Aggies (Gig ‘Em Class of ‘98 - she finally got me in), your positive attitude, your support, and the last night I saw you. I’ll never forget you Jota! I love you!

Sandy Schrah

July 10, 2018

Kris Ann will forever have a special place in my heart. Each and every time I connected with her at National ABWA events she put a smile on my face. You could not help but be happy in her presence....and if she felt there was a lesson to be shared you can ensure she provided it. I love you Kris Ann. Fly high my beautiful sister...this sister in Michigan will forever be grateful for the day we connected.

Doris Hinton

July 10, 2018

I met Kris Ann at the cancer clinic. She was always so happy and full of hope and life. She never wanted to focus on herself always thinking of others. Loved her family and always enjoyed spending time with them when she could. May she rest in peace in her new well body.
Doris Hinton

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Biography

Kris Ann Martin, 45, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kris Ann was born on June 16, 1973, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas to Ford and Evelyn (DeCock) Martin.

She graduated from Seguin High School in 1991 where she loved working as an athletic trainer. She was a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘95, her father’s alma mater. The two of them shared a deep love for everything Aggie. Kris Ann lived in many places growing up, including San Antonio, Louisiana, Korea, Indianapolis, Seguin, Dallas and finally settling in Aggieland.

Kris Ann had many passions, but closest to her heart was her involvement with the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and Student Bonfire, and Young Living Essential Oils. She traveled the country extensively with ABWA making life-long friendships along the way. Kris Ann never met a stranger and made a point to always learn people’s names and rarely forgot them.

She served Student Bonfire for two decades as a mentor, “mom”, and board member and could often be found in the woods with her boots on delivering encouragement, wisdom, and, of course, food. Her long-time employment with Suddenlink Media gave her much joy, as well as close friendships.

Kris Ann is survived by her parents; brothers, Greg Martin (Amy) of Odessa, Texas and Gary Martin of Whitney, Texas; nephews Braden Martin of Odessa and Brett Martin of Lubbock, Texas; Uncle Joe DeCock of Detroit, Michigan; and cousins Curtis Martin of San Antonio, and Trey Martin and Susan Collins both of New Braunfels, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tully and Bertha Mae “Boogie” Martin of Pearsall, Texas and Cyril and Proxee DeCock, and Uncles Raymond DeCock, and Henry Martin, all of San Antonio.

Kris Ann was a unique creation, full of love and a desire to connect people. She was gifted in math and science. Just like her grandmother, Boogie, she loved to have fun and lived by her own rules.

Kris Ann believed in the power of prayer and was full of faith and hope and an inspiration to everyone.

The caregivers, doctors and friends were generous in all ways, and her family is eternally grateful for these gifts. Special thanks go to Dr. Erin Fleener and her team at CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center, Hospice Brazos Valley, Debbie Holladay and Chaille Clarke.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 11 5-8 p.m. Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m. Connecting Point Church, 410 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840.

Burial following the memorial service at The Aggie Field of Honor, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station, Texas, 77840.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the charity of your choice or:

THE KRIS ANN MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, c/o American Business Women’s Association, 9820 Metcalf Ave, Ste 110, Overland Park, KS 66212 www.sbmef.org
STUDENT BONFIRE www.studentbonfire.com
HOSPICE BRAZOS VALLEY www.hospicebrazosvalley.org
Condolences and other memorials: ℅ Holladay & Associates, 1733 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 110, Bryan, TX 77802.