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
Cremation was under direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. Burial of ashes will be in the Fargo
at a later date.
Mr. Martin, a retired civil service worker, was born
March 3, 1898, at
Ore., to Henry and Mary Jane
Martin. He was
reared and attended schools at Flora and
At age 14 he came to
with his family and attended
He served during
World War I in the medical corps.
Following the war,
he began his civil service career with the post office.
Mildred Turner on June 21, 1931, at
They made their home
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
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
Church radio ministry,
care of Dakan Funeral Chapel.,
P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, ID 83606.