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Obituary - Floyd Martin

Article Date: 
20 January, 2012 (All day)

Floyd Martin, husband of Marsha Ann, caring and loving father of Jann and Barry (Stacie) and the most proud grandfather of Janica (Jared), Brennan, Jentry, Cade, Taylor and Ethan, died at home in Morgan on January 11, 2012. He was born April 26, 1932 to Irvin Perry and Dorothy Stephenson Martin. 

An avid outdoorsman, his years were filled with fishing and hunting adventures with parents and siblings: Donna, Clyde, Colleen and Gerald, as well as doting grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. His children, grandchildren, nephews and lifelong friends have joined him throughout the years to catch the biggest fish, shoot the biggest trophy buck, bag the most elusive geese and trap numerous muskrats. 

Floyd was a champion of fishing tournaments but never did get the Boone and Crockett buck. Floyd served in the United States Navy in the Korean War.

 He found the work of his dreams as a guide at the Bear River Club. 

Floyd was so grateful for the excellent medical care provided by Dr. Richard G. Hall, Dr. Vincent Hansen, Dr. O.W. Hyde Jr. and the Veterans Health Services. This care enabled him to almost live long enough to realize his dream of watching his beloved grandchildren graduate from their respective universities.

He expressed his thanks to brothers-in-law Curtis Ball and Jan Turner, nephews Lane and Ryan Turner and especially to nephew Aaron Turner, who loved fishing and hunting as much as Floyd, who helped whenever he was called, and to Mary Kay Cowley for her assistance. A few years ago, Floyd decided to donate his body to the University of Utah School of Medicine. Hopefully, his donation will help find causes and cures for the many conditions he was afflicted with. A memorial service will be held for Floyd during the summer.