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Information for Forest "Windy" Martin

27 March, 1922 - 13 July, 2002

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

16 July, 2002
Contributed by Connie Martin Purvis


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Forest 'Windy' Martin

    Forest “Windy” Martin, 80, of Parma, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at a Nampa care center of natural causes. Forest will be laid to rest with graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Parma Cemetery, Parma. Rev. Marjorie Godfrey-Lane with Bringer of Light Ministries will officiate. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.
    Forest was born March 27, 1922, at Greenwood, Neb., to Lee and Minnie Mae Gibbs (sic) Martin. He spent his early years in Kansas before moving to Idaho with his family to homestead in the Parma area. Forest married Loretta May Biggs in 1948 with whom he shared four children. He later married Carolyn Burnett in 1974.
   Forest went to work for Morrison-Knudsen where he assisted in the building projects of various dams. He also had the privilege of being one of the crewmen that helped rebuild Pearl Harbor after it was attacked. Forest settled with his family in Parma where he became a landlord. Local residents fondly referred to him as “Windy” or “Grandpa.”
    Forest loved his garden and would proudly “show off” his flowers and vegetables to anyone who would come by. He also loved spending time in the mountains and camping with his family. He was a teacher of wisdom. Forest will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
   Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Donald and Gene; two daughters, Susan and Linda; a brother, Richard “Tobe” Martin of Nampa; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
   Friends may call this evening from 7 to 9 at Dakan Chapel in Parma.


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