Eugene Russell Martin

Feb. 17, 1932-Oct. 10, 2013-

Eugene Russell Martin of Milwaukie died Oct. 10, 2013. He was 81. He was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Ladysmith, Wisc., to Ellis and Carrie Martin. He married Ruth (Richards) Martin on Dec. 16, 1965.

He was raised in Entiat, Wash., and graduated from Molalla High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served until 1960. Mr. Martin was in the Korean conflict and he received the Army Occupation Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

He was also in medical insurance sales. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and enjoyed landscaping, gardening, oil lamps, and model ship collecting.

Mr. Martin was survived by his wife, Ruth Martin; daughters, Pamela Kilcup, Patricia Brady and Paula Martin; son, Ronald Martin; brothers, Ellis Martin and Edwin Martin; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Donna Mae Olson; son, Russell E. Martin; sisters, Gwendolyn Polf and Marian Oinella; and brother, Otis Martin.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Oct. 18, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home 520 West Powell Blvd. Gresham, Ore.