Martin was born Sept. 6,1926 in Bellingham at his Aunt’s house at 808-11th St. The house is still standing on the south side. Martin and his wife of 64 years Beverly, will celebrate his 85th birthday with a family dinner at their home on Hawthorne Rd. on September 4th. They built the home in 1950 and have lived in it ever since. At the time they built it, they were only the second house on Hawthorne Road going up to Edgemoor. Joyce and Lou Geri were the first house on the road. We have three daughters, Kelli Linville (Will Roehl), Kerri Kuljis (Bill Lynch), Kim (Dan Newell). We have eight grandchildren, Sean Linville Holly, Brandon Newell, Rachel, Adrian Newell (Nickole), Skye Petras (Ben), Anthony Newell, Christopher Linville, Celeste Bailey, Jesse Newell (Wanda). Great Grandchildren are Hailey and Malia Linville, Logan and Gavin Petras, Savannah and Easton Newell, Zander and Ashdon Newell.The family is still growing, Adrian and Nickole are expecting a baby boy in Nov. Fischer Newell who will be the 9th great grandchild and bring the family total to 29!