Fred A. Martin

January 22, 1933 — January 30, 2013

Fred A. Martin

1933-2013 Fred A. Martin was born January 22, 1933, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fredrick and Vera Schoffield Martin. He passed away on January 30th at his home after a long and courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Fred married his best friend Nancy Motta on January 5th 1953 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. They had 5 children: Stacey (Alan) Bennenbroek, Scott (Bev) Martin, Stan (Cindy) Martin, Sharrie (Bart) Forsyth, and Jefferson (Jen) Martin. After attending South High School Fred joined the US Navy where he served on the USS Boxer and USS Rendova aircraft carriers during the Korean War. Upon returning from the Navy in 1953 Fred began his 43 year career in transportation with the Salt Lake City Lines bus company. He began as a bus driver but quickly advanced to a supervisory position. In 1969 Fred and his family were transferred to the East Coast to supervise the development of two bus companies; later he moved to the Midwest to manage the Kansas City Bus lines. After ten years Fred and his family moved back to Salt Lake City to work for the Utah Transit Authority. Fred retired at the age of 64. Fred made friends everywhere he went and was always the "life of the party". He enjoyed watching football and basketball games on the TV, a good book, a rousing game of bridge with his in-laws, traveling in his motor home to Cannon Beach and Sunday family dinners. Fred loved to shop and was always returning home with a painting, a car, motor home, etc. Most of all Fred loved his family and was very proud of them and their accomplishments. To his family, he was the best husband, father, and grandfather anyone could hope for. He is survived by his wife Nancy and their five children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his mother, father, and three sisters: Bev McIntyre, Elaine Walker, Maxine Borne, and one brother: Stan Martin In lieu of flowers please take your loved ones to breakfast, one of Fred's favorite things to do. There will be a private gathering for the family. Toot-a-loo Dad! We love you!
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