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Desiree Denee Martin

February 26, 1960July 14, 2019

Desiree Denee Martin, of Longmont, passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood on the early morning of Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was 59 years old. Desiree was born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on February 26, 1960. In 1967, Desiree moved from Denver to Longmont where she attended the local schools and ultimately graduated from Longmont High School in 1978. Soon after graduating from high school, Desiree went to work for the City of Longmont. She continued working for the city until her retirement in 2018. Desiree was married to the love of her life, Steve Martin, in Longmont on October 24, 1981.

Friends, family and relationships were very important to Desiree. Everyone and anyone who knew her would say she was a loving and happy person who was full of life. She would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need. Her laughter and smile were infectious! She was a friend to everyone and it could be said that she never met a stranger. She always took an interest in her friend’s and their families lives- especially their children and grandchildren. She always made you feel special and important. Desiree truly loved animals, especially schnauzers. She had many as pets. Her little Stevie Lee is already missing her presence. Desiree was devoted to her dogs and would make it a point to recognize and celebrate their birthdays. Besides her pets, Desiree enjoyed a few hobbies. Together with Steve, they enjoyed camping, fishing and boating. A hobby since she was a little girl, Desiree loved coloring. Desiree was truly a kind soul; a beautiful person inside and out. She will sadly be missed by everyone who knew her.

In addition to her husband, Steve, Desiree is survived by her three siblings, her in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous friends and last, but certainly not least, her devoted little dog, Stevie Lee.

No services are planned at this time. Howe Mortuary will take care of cremation arrangements. Please share your condolences on the tributes section of howemortuary.com.


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Sharon "Sherry" Hayes

July 20, 2019

Sherry Hayes
So sad to hear of Desiree's passing. I started with the city in 1976, and met Desiree when she started always so friendly, smiling, and happy that's back when the computer room as it was called then, and her Steve , Jan ,and Jess were pretty much it. They used to key punch in our meter reads daily; boy has technology changed!
What a great personality, and gift to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Blessing to Steve, and family I'll miss her.

Ginny Unterseher

July 19, 2019

Desiree helped me many times with computer issues while I was working for the City of Longmont. I was so shocked to hear of her passing that my heart aches. She was a wonderful person, full of life and so helpful.
Steve, our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Desiree will be missed deeply. God Bless You!

Ginny & Arvid

Diana Wilson

July 18, 2019

Desiree was a ray of sunshine in the office! She was always so sweet and I have missed seeing her smile every morning, but I know she enjoyed being retired so much! So very sad to lose a beautiful soul …

Teresa Myers

July 18, 2019

When I first joined the City 5 years ago, Desiree was one of the first people to reach out to me and make me feel welcome. She was quick to check in and see how I was doing. When you're new to a place, those first few genuinely friendly faces mean a whole lot. I was always grateful to her for that and enjoyed catching up when we ran into each other after I moved positions. I hope wherever she is, there are lots and lots of dogs.

Sandi Seader

July 17, 2019

Desiree was one of the most loyal people I have ever known. She would go to the ends of the earth to help her friends, whether by stopping by to check on them or crack a joke or share a smile. She always loved on everyone's babies and puppies with happiness and genuine joy, which was always so much fun to be around. We will miss you, Desiree.

Lindsay Kraus

July 17, 2019

From the day I met Des, she was my friend. She always had kind words of reassurance for me when I was going thru rough times. She shared in ridiculous laughter when I'd done something stupid. Her heart was more beautiful than the flowers she always had on her desk and sweeter then the chocolate she loved so much. She would dote on every puppy and baby she met. Kids just knew she was a friend because of her bright smile. I pray that God gives comfort to all of Desiree's family and friends, she had a lot of them.

Donna Platt

July 17, 2019

Working with Desiree for 20 some years was always a pleasure.
We always chit chatted about the beautiful flowers on her desk and I would tease her about investing in a florist shop.
She would go out of her way to help me through out the years.
May God bring comfort to her loved ones.


July 17, 2019

Working with Desiree at the City of Longmont when I first started was a blessing. She was so helpful in getting my computer and systems setup up and running, so I could concentrate on my new job. After that initial meeting we got to be good friends and supported each other through the rough times. She will be truly missed and our prayers and thoughts are with Steve and his family. God Bless her.
Don & Joyce Wuebker

Karen Sterkel

July 17, 2019

Both Gary and I are shocked and saddened for your loss Steve. Desiree was a beautiful person with a great loving smile. She will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to you and your families at this very difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s love in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy. Gary & Karen

Greg Wagner

July 17, 2019

Des and I go way back to the many years we worked together for the City of Longmont. Des and I and Becky would have some good laughs sitting on the picnic table outside the break room. Those were fun times. Her smile was beautiful and contagious and she would always ask “how’s those grand babies doing”. We will all miss you Des.