, age 70, of Naperville, IL, entered her
eternal home with Jesus Christ, her
Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 11th, at home
, surrounded by her
, greatly loved and respected by entire Vierra family will be sorely missed by Ernie , Steve, Lynn, and Diane and their families.
Marti received her BS in sociology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
After graduation, she worked as a juvenile officer and counselor in the Oak Park Police department.
She then worked for the Department of Children and Family services for one year before beginning the graduate program at Jane Adams Graduate School of Social Work at University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus.
She worked for nine years with West Aurora District 129 as a social worker and then supervisor before coming to Naperville School District 203 in 1979.
As social worker at many of the schools over the years and then as Supervisor of Social Work Services for the entire district, she
touched the lives of countless individuals and families in the community, as well as school personnel and the entire social work staff with her
incredible leadership, insight, wisdom, and passion before retiring in May of 2012.
Over the years Marti
received honors and awards from different groups for her
advocacy and service, but was never comfortable with credit or attention being given to her
So many had shared what a blessing Marti
has been to them and her
response was always, "I am the one who has been blessed".
faith in God and dependence on His
strength, wisdom, and mercy each day of her
life allowed her
to be used by Him to make a difference in so many lives.
Since 1983, Calvary Church
in Naperville has been her
church home and such a blessing.