Information for Clarence Verne Martin
3 March, 1986 4 February, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1986

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Clarence Martin

    Memorial services for Clarence Verne Martin, 87, of Caldwell, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Caldwell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Raymond A. Thompson officiating.
    Cremation was under direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial of ashes will be in the Fargo Cemetery at a later date.
    Mr. Martin, a retired civil service worker, was born March 3, 1898, at Ukiah, Ore., to Henry and Mary Jane Martin.  He was reared and attended schools at Flora and Joseph, Ore.
    At age 14 he came to Caldwell with his family and attended Caldwell High School.  He served during World War I in the medical corps.  Following the war, he began his civil service career with the post office.
    He married Mildred Turner on June 21, 1931, at Boise.  They made their home at Caldwell.  He became affiliated with the Idaho National Guard in the early 1940s and was a retired colonel.  At one time he was the captain of the National Guard cavalry troop in this area.  In 1958, he retired from his postal career.  Mrs. Martin died in August, 1984.
    He was a charter member of the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and served as one of the early state presidents.  He was a member of the local Veterans of World War I Barracks; a long time member of the Caldwell Lions Club and served as secretary for many years.  He was an active member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church and served as treasurer of the church building fund.
    He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Gordon Jones of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Marilyn Martin of Caldwell; two grandchildren, Douglas M. and Rebecca E. Jones, both of Livermore; two sons, Francis Martin of Denver and Richard Martin of Duarte, Calif.; three grandchildren, Diana, David and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.
    Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church radio ministry, care of Dakan Funeral Chapel., P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, ID 83606.


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