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Norman A. Martin

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Norman A. Martin Obituary
Norman A. Martin, 74, of Alamogordo, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010, at this home.
He was born July 8, 1935, in Wauwatosa, Wis., to Louise Schmitt. He married Freda Rae Nell Harris on Nov. 25, 1954, in Carlsbad.
He moved to Carlsbad as a child, where he graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1953. He worked in the household goods moving business most of his life, including as manager of Apaca Moving and Storage in Alamogordo beginning in 1973. He worked for Apaca until 2010. He loved watching sports, talking politics and walking the dogs. For many years he coached Little League baseball, umpired baseball games and refereed basketball games. He was an avid reader and worked crossword puzzles daily. He had taken up kayaking in the last few years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dallas Martin and Louise (Schmitt) Martin, and his sister Patricia Moran. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Freda (Harris) Martin, of the family home.
Survivors also include a sister, Sandra Farrell and her husband, Tom, of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Dallas Martin and his wife, Joan, of Carlsbad; daughter Lea Ann Kershaw and her husband, Chad, of Las Cruces; sons Bruce Martin and Randy Martin, of Alamogordo, and Terry Martin and his wife, Mandana, of San Jose, Calif.; and grandchildren Amy, Zack and Alex Kershaw, of Las Cruces, and Myka and Kian Martin, of San Jose.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo with The Salvation Army officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to The Salvation Army.
A special thanks to Alamogordo Hospice.
Local arrangements are entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2010
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