Melissa Lee Martinez–Nault November 8, 1974 - February 24, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:04 AM
Melissa Lee Martinez–Nault went to see the Lord on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born in Butte, Montana to Marty Martinez on November 8, 1974.
She grew up in the Missoula and Arlee areas. Melissa graduated from Arlee High School and continued her education at the University of Washington.
In 1994 Melissa had a daughter, Desirae Rose Martinez. In 1996 she married Robin Nault and they later divorced. While in Washington, she worked as a tax preparer and was studying to get her CPA license. In 2011, she and her daughter moved back to Montana where she went to work for Ashley–Martin in Arlee, where she met Tracy Schlemmer. In 2012, she became a proud grandmother of Quinten. Her whole world revolved around Tracy, Desirae and Quinten.
Always a hard worker and passionate about her family, she enjoyed her family, getting together for holidays and the summer. Her hobbies were gardening, fishing, going for drives up the Jocko and spoiling her grandson.
Melissa leaves behind her family and friends, who will miss her dearly. She is survived by her husband in heart Tracy Schlemmer of Arlee; daughter Desirae Martinez–Nault and her grandson, Quinten Sansavere of Missoula; and her mother Marty Martinez, sister Becky Lozeau and brother Yancy Martinez all from the Polson area. Also surviving her is her “second mother,” Ruby Vanderburg of Arlee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who will miss her smile and sense of humor. Melissa was one of those special people who would go out of her way to help if it was in her power.
At her request there will be no services or viewing at this time. Her final wishes were to be cremated. There will be a memorial dinner announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Melissa. She would like to think donations helping depression might help save a life. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.thelakefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.