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Julian Martin


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Julian Martin Obituary
MARTIN, Julian G. Julian G. Martin, 89, lived his life with humor, love, conviction and purpose. He died early on August 6, 2018 after having an upbeat day on Sunday. He was born June 25, 1929 in Newport, VT to Rev. Eldon and Marjorie (Grant) Martin. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) and received an MPA from Wayne State. A stint in Army Counterintelligence in Little Rock during the Korean conflict opened the door to living in the south. In 1953, he accepted a job in Austin at the TX Research League. In 1959, he entered the field of energy, performing research for and later becoming Exec VP of Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO). After leaving TIPRO in 1994, he worked for the Gas Research Institute for 3 years before retiring in 1997. Julian served on several oil & gas commissions and was a Trustee of the Southwest Research Institute. He was involved in numerous religious, civic and volunteer endeavors. Leisure activities included duplicate bridge, squash, handball, golf, music, and the theatre. He also enjoyed attending UT football games and UT women's basketball & volleyball events. An avid reader, he authored a book, "Five Lines and a Laugh," teaching the reader how to write a good, clean limerick. In his words, he is survived by his lovely, talented wife, Lois (Wesler) Martin, his two remarkable daughters, Debbie Martin (Robert Sullivan) and Nancy Bell and the pride of the family, granddaughter Dr. Dawn Bell James, and grandson, Cade James. Julian is also survived by his brother, Judge Stephen B. Martin (Nancy) of Barre, VT, a nephew, Peter Martin (Jen Devine) of VA, nieces Stephanie Martin of VA, Liz Martin (Will Judy) of VA, Barbara Winn (Lance) of Austin. The family would like to thank the supportive employees at Westminster Independent Living and the Health Center. Special thanks to Kathy Cody, Ann Lipscomb, Diane McCullough, Robin Akins and Dr Michael Pellegrini. Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Sat, August 25 in Harris Bell Hall at Westminster, 4100 Jackson Ave. A reception will follow. Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early to park in the north lot off Bull Creek and walk or catch the shuttle to the Preston Building. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University United Methodist Church Foundation in Austin, OWU in Delaware, Ohio, or a .
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 12, 2018
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