John was born in Price, Utah on October 15, 1951. He passed away on October 4, 2018 surrounded by his friends at Beaver Dam. He was the son of William & Pauline Martin and the youngest of six children. He attended Carbon High School and CEU. He was active in the drama department, both in acting and creating sets for shows.
He moved to Beaver Dam, Arizona, over thirty years ago and developed friendships with so many people living there. He considered them his Beaver Dam “family”. he worked in the maintenance of both the Beaver Dam store and bar for several years. He loved to cook for all the special events they had and for fund raisers they had several times a year. We are so grateful that they took care of him during the time he was so ill.
John had such a great sense of humor. He could spin a tale about anything and make you laugh until you couldn’t stand up. He was a free spirit all of his life.
He is survived by a son, Frank Martin, and a daughter Jennifer James and sisters Margaret (Edward) Ellis, Betty (John) Brasher and Bonnie (Bert) Boren, Sister-in-law Dorothy Martin and nieces Loriann Keele, Kimberly Parish, Kristine Asay, Anna Cordova, and Jessie Hogan and nephews Paul Martin, Alan Christensen and Jason Christensen.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, sister Nancy and brother Bill Martin.