Information for Harvey R. Martin
12 February, 1919 10 June, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1993

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Harvey Martin

    Harvey "R" Martin, 74, of Caldwell, died June 10, 1993 at his home following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 1993 at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Bishop David Christensen of the Caldwell Sixth Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Harvey "R" was born February 12, 1919 in Cowley, Wyoming where he grew up and attended school.  He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1941 and served in the South Pacific for four years.  Following his military service, he began a successful life-long career in row-crop farming.  He farmed in the Boise Valley from 1943 to 1960 and the Columbia Basin Project in Quincy, Wa. for an additional twenty years.  He took great pride in being a top sugar beet producer.  He retired in Florida and eventually returned to the Boise Valley for these past six years.  
    Harvey married Arlene Peterson on Dec. 18, 1949 and had four children.  They were later divorced in Dec., 1979.  He re-married in 1980 to Karen Mickelson.
    Harvey enjoyed travel, music and dancing.  He was a member of the American Legion of Satellite Beach, FL. and the Nampa Elks Lodge #1389.
    He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, Kenneth Martin of Wenatchee, WA., two daughters, Linda Younkin of Wenatchee, WA., and Pamela Martin of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Also surviving are four step-sons, Steve, Bob, and David Mickelson all of Quincy, Wa. and Dr. John Mickelson of Detriot Lakes, MN.; other survivors include a sister, Alice Thomas of Florida; a sister and brother-in-law, LaVon and Roland Washburn of Arizona; a brother-in-law, Ralph Saxlund of Az. a sister-in-law, Lucille Martin of Wyo. and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, two sisters and a brother.
    Memorials may be given to the Hospice Program at West Valley Medical Center, Caldwell.
    Friends may call today from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from 12 Noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.


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