Rev. Murray W. Martin, age 82 of Clovis, NM went to be with his Lord on March 6, 2014, at St. Anthony's Healthcare and Rehab in Clovis, NM.
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Rev. Martin was born on April 8, 1931, to William B. and Hilda E. (Clemons) Martin in Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1959 in St. Louis, MO. He served parishes in St. Louis, Southern California, New Orleans and Washington State. He was a fellow in the College of Chaplain's and also Director of Pastoral Care at two geriatric facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. Upon retirement he pastored a church in Hawthorne, NY for ten years. Rev. Martin was a past president of Rotary International Clubs in Washington State and New York where he became a Paul Harris Fellow. He married Evelyn E. Lingnau-Beal on January 2, 1983, in New Orleans, LA. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clovis, NM.
Rev. Martin is survived by his wife, Evelyn E. Martin of the home; son: Matthew A. Martin (Nancy) of Palmdale, CA; daughter: Mary D. Bartells (Jim) of Farmingdale, NY; stepson: Linny Beal (Jil) of Weatherford, TX; brother: Dennis Martin of Tacoma, WA; eight grandchildren: Paige Martin, Cole Martin, Mark Beal, Jilian (Michael) Pena, Dylan Beal, Andrew Lopez, Sue (Ken) Kitelinger and Alexandria (Eder) Valle; three great granddaughters: Audriana Pena , Lily Pena and Lillie Valle.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son: Stephen W. Martin; one brother: Gary A. Martin and one sister: Genoveve O'Neill.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Steed-Todd Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clovis, NM with Rev. Michael A. Miller officiating. Burial will be at Parkland Lutheran Cemetery in Parkland, WA. Pallbearers are Edwin Lingnau, Linny Beal, Mark Beal and Dylan Beal.
Memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 N. Prince, Clovis, NM 88101.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd Clovis, NM 88101
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Mar. 9, 2014