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Donald Martin

September 22, 1961 — June 13, 2015

Don went to be with his Savior on Saturday June 13th at Providence St. Peter\\'s Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in Covina, CA at Intercommunity Hospital on September 22nd 1961. He was raised in Azusa, CA until he was 12. He then moved in with his brother Gordon in Tacoma, WA where he attended Stadium High School until he joined the service at age 18. He left as a boy and after basic training, returned as a man. Don served 5 years in the U.S. Army as a communications technician and electronics instructor both in Italy and stateside. While in the service he found the love of his life Kathy, and left the service to start a family. He went on to work for several different communication companies. His final tenure was over 20 years with CenturyLink as a communications technician, known throughout Western Washington as the go-to tech. Don took pride in his family which always took precedence. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor life including dirt bike riding, camping, kayaking and most of all, long rides on his Harley with Kathy. Don was most recently busy on the finishing stages of his new wood shop and had begun planting a small orchard, and vegetable garden. He was a man of the Lord. Don took joy in diving into the Word daily. He was well aware if the Father\\'s love for him. All of the fruit of the spirit were clearly evident in him. Don was preceded in death by his father, Jack Owen Martin, mother, Matilda Martin, brother, Gordon Martin and a sister Jacqueline Martin. He is survived by his sister, Judy Brown, wife Kathleen Martin, sons Joshua (Joyann), Paul, Donald Jr. (Stefani), Jeremiah, and Matthew Martin, grandchildren Hunter, Alyssa, Austin and David Martin and by his niece Nicole Martin. A funeral service in honor of Donald Bruce Martin will be held on 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 18th at South Bend Baptist Church, WA followed by interment at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo, WA where military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Providence St. Peter Foundation. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donald Martin please visit our Sympathy Store.
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