|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1917|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2008|
Sharon Jarvis Martin, 90, of Salina, Utah, passed away August 15, 2008, in Richfield. He was born November 30, 1917, in Salina, Utah, to Jarvis and Millie Atkin Martin.
His mother died when he was just 17 days old, so his maternal grandparents, Ellen and T. H. Atkin raised him, his father passed away when he was 11 years old.
In 1941, he enlisted in the US Army and worked in building the Alcan Highway. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during the entire war.
After his release in 1945, Sharon returned to Salina and once again took up farming and the egg business. He had at one time over 2,000 laying hens. He also worked for Perfect Pleat Company in Aurora for many years.
Sharon was a person who was always ready to give assistance and care to any of his family and acquaintances. He was quite a character and was quick witted. He had never married and when asked why he had two
responses: "I loved all women and could never decide to limit myself to just one"; and the other response, "I was never able to run fast enough to catch one". When asked about his longevity, his response was "Maybe it's all the good whiskey I drank....it probably pickled my stomach."
He is survived by two brothers, Andrew (Christin) Anderson, Stephen(Mernie) Martin, nieces and nephews: Carolyn Lane, Jill (Steven) Nielson, Bill Gardner, Michael Martin, Stephanie Martin, Patty Dougherty, Charles Martin, Linda Tolman, Linden Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Eric Graham, Anderia Miller, Terry Kardos.
Preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Rula Anderson; brothers:Kirk and Chad Martin; sisters, Rae Lynn Graham, Mary Louise Anderson; Aunts, Patra (Bill) Johnson, Ara Bella (Tell) Gardner; Uncles, Lowell Atkin, Ferris Atkin, Sharon Atkin;
Remembrance Services and Luncheon held on Tuesday, August 19,
2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salina 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at
the Ward Chapel in Salina on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Sharon's grandfather donated the land for the Pioneer Cemetery where Sharon's burial will be held with Military Rites by the Salina American Legion Post #36. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary of Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Jarvis Fenn Martin (1894 - 1928)
Millie Atkin Martin (1896 - 1917)
Created by: Lisa (Hunt)
Record added: Aug 18, 2008
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