Dennis ‘Denny’ Paul Martin: April 4, 1939 – Dec. 7, 2018

January 2019 Posted in Obituary

Dennis “Denny” Paul Martin died of cancer at home in Silverton on Dec. 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was born on April 4, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to Everett Martin and Clara Paulson Martin. His parents, sister and brother preceded him in death. He grew up in Hawthorne, California where he met Colleen Grogan. They married on March 6, 1965 and moved to Silverton in 1978.

Dennis owned D.P. Martin Trucking, an air and ground delivery service, from 1968 until 1985.

Later he owned Martin Dispatch, and then was an owner-operator truck driver.

Dennis is survived by his wife Colleen and daughters, Stacy Palmer and Jennifer Martin, son-in-law Kevin Palmer, granddaughter Kelsey Hart (Tony) and first great-grandchild due in June, grandson Jake Palmer, sister-in-law Maureen Stacy, mother-in-law Betty Grogan, brother-in-law Charlie Grogan and wife Sally, brother-in-law Glen Magnuson, many cousins, nieces and nephews, the neighborhood kids who loved him, and so many friends.

At Dennis’ request, no funeral will be held.Instead a celebration of life and golf tournament will be held in the late spring or early summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to – Greater Salem area, Team Silverton’s Striders or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 Third St. NW, Salem, OR 97304, Arrangements were by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton.

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