Tommy Freeman Martin
20 February, 1914 - 17 November,
From the Idaho
21 November, 2002
Contributed by Connie Martin
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Tommy F. Martin
Martin, 88, of Parma, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Parma.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002,
at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment will follow in
the Parma Cemetery.
Tommy was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Purdum County, Neb., the
oldest of 10 children born to Freddie and Ila Parker Martin.
He was reared and educated in Nebraska, and moved to Idaho in
the spring of 1939. He married Beatrice O. Johnson on Sept.
23, 1939, in Parma. Tommy farmed and was a supervisor for the
Parma-Notus Highway District until his retirement. He enjoyed
horses and hunting.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Barbara
and Dale Collins of Caldwell; Judith and Dennis Hurtt of
Carlsbad, N.M.; Johnson T. and Janet Martin of Parma; and
Theresa and Kenneth Scaggs of Caldwell; a brother, Paul Martin
of Parma; sisters, Hannah Allen of Nampa, Freda Thompson of
Shasta Lake, Calif., Lois Cone and Naomi Campbell, both of
Parma, and Kathleen Anderson of Ft. Fraser, B.C. Canada; seven
grandchildren, Tom Collins, Deborah Swanson, Kevin Hurtt,
Michael Hurtt, Lori Covey, Todd Martin and Kendra Winters;
nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, in February of
2002, a brother, Ivan Martin, and two sisters, Della Benedict
and Opal Patchin.
Memorials may be given to St. Alphonsus Foundation for Cancer
Research, 1055 N. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID 83706; or the
Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 S Orchard St., Suite 200, Boise,
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
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