ARTHUR ELIAS "ART" MARTIN, SR. ~ Class of 1950
February 12, 1932 - April 3, 2014
Art passed away on April 3, 2014, at the age of 82 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. He was born in Idaho Falls, ID February 12, 1932, to Eugene and Delila Martin.
Art attended Richland's Columbia High School and graduated with the class of 1950. He was drafted to the Army for basic training to Paso Robles, CA and later became Editor of the Granite City Depot Army Newspaper in Illinois. He married the love of his life, Arelene, in 1952; together they formed a wonderful family in the Tri-Cities, he was employed at Hanford where he worked for various companies till his retirement in 1988.
He founded the RHS school store. He was a Member of Richland Club 40, Hanford Retireesí Association, and High Valley Country Club. His hobbies included vacationing in Arizona every winter for 15 years. He played for and then managed the High Chaparrals Softball Team at Viewpoint, he also loved golf, softball, scrapbooking, and camping at High Valley Country Club, Packwood, WA. Art followed sports of all kinds including the Seattle Seahawks, and college men's and women's basketball. He always took pride in being a Richland Bomber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Delila Martin and brothers, Harold and Jerry Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Arelene Martin, daughter Pattie Blakeman, son Arthur "Marty" (Connie) E. Martin Jr., his grandchildren; Jakson (Jeanne), Alison, Nick, Cassandra, Tanner, and Jordan (Katie), and his great-grandchildren; Charlie, Gracie, and Henry, and his brother Ted Martin and family, and his sister JeNeal Martin ('55).
Artís celebration of life will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Memories at Sunset Event Center (915 By Pass Hwy, Richland) from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.
"Thanks to the Kadlec Regional Medical Center staff that touched our lives."
In lieu of flowers, donate to charity of your choice in memory of Art.
Express your thoughts and memories in the online guest book at Hillcrest Memorial Center