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Kelly A. Martinez, 58, died Monday at Ascension-All Saints Medical Center. Born in Racine, July 18, 1960, Kelly was the daughter of Raymond and Donna (Nee: Broe) Therkelsen.

She graduated from Washington Park High School in 1978. Her greatest joy was being the caretaker of the family where she took great pride in caring for her families’ children over the years. She worked as a certified nursing assistant with Community Connections for five years until her illness. In her younger years, she marched with the New Day Drum and Bugle Corp. Extremely organized, she enjoyed scrapbooking, crafts, and short stories. Above all, she devoted and cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Kelly will be dearly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew (Valerie) Martinez; her grandchildren, Andrea, Armondo, Aria, and Archer; mother, Donna Canto; sisters and brothers, Cathy Gorman, Sandy (Denny) Beckett, Junior Therkelsen, Sheila Lucas, Ron (Lynn) Therkelsen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Therkelsen.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at the Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home.

Please send condolences to:

803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.