Theodore "Ted" L Martin
April 5, 1928 -
September 30, 2013
Ted Martin, 85 died on September 30, 2013 in Salem after a short illness. A graveside service was held on October 2, 2013 at Sunset Heights in Tillamook, OR. Ted was born on April 5, 1928 in Garabaldi, OR. Ted attended Pacific University graduating in 1951 from Pacific with a Bachelor of Science in PE.
Ted was married to Shirley Mae Bedortha of Tillamook, Oregon in 1952 and had two children together. Shirley passed away in 1982.
From 1953 till 1965, Ted taught physical education at Waldport High School in Waldport, Oregon. Ted was also the football, basketball, and baseball coach, as well as the athletic director! Ted moved to Salem in 1965 and taught 9th grade science at Walker Junior High and at South Salem High until his retirement in 1988.
Ted was remarried in September 1988 to Barbara Jean Richie. Ted and Jean were childhood friends who were reunited following the deaths of their spouses.
Ted is survived by his wife Jean, daughter Gayle Yost of Bothell, WA; son Craig Martin of Fairbanks, AK; brother Rodney of Portland; stepdaughter Linda Dourgarian, Garabaldi; and stepson Jack Richie, Hillsboro.
Ted was a favorite teacher and coach for many of his students and was known for generosity and kindness. He enjoyed time with his family, traveling, sports, gardening, and trips to the Oregon Coast.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Tillamook County Pioneers Building Fund.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Oct. 2, 2013