9 August, 1891 - 6 February, 1985
From the Idaho
10 February, 1985
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Fred Martin, 93, of Parma, died Wednesday, February 6, 1985,
in a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 11,
at the Parma Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Milo E. Wittkopf of
the Parma Church of the Nazarene and Rev. James McMillan of
the Caldwell Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will
follow in the Parma Cemetery, under direction of the Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Martin, a farmer, was born August 9, 1891, in Phillips
County, Kansas, a son of Freeman D. and Amanda A. Beechley
Martin. He was reared and educated in Phillips County. He
married Ila E. Parker on April 30, 1913 at Thedford, Nebraska,
and they homesteaded a farm in Nebraska. They lived and farmed
in Nebraska and Kansas until moving to Idaho in 1937. He had
resided in the Parma area since that time where he farmed and
did farm labor. Mrs. Martin died in 1953.
He was a member of the Parma Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include three sons, Tommy Martin, Ivan Martin and Paul
Gene Martin, all of Parma; seven daughters, Hannah (Mrs. Joe)
Allen and Opal Patchin, both of Nampa, Della Benedict of
Marsing, Freda Thompson of Project City, California, Lois
(Mrs. Donald) Cone of Parma, Naomi (Mrs. Earl) Campbell of
Adrian, Oregon, Kathleen (Mrs. Mark) Anderson of Fort Frazier,
British Columbia; and numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition
to his wife, his parents and three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Parma Church of the Nazarene,
c/o Dakan Funeral Chapel, P. O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.
Friends may call Monday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the
Parma Church of the Nazarene.
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