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George R. Martin

December 10, 1932 — February 11, 2024

George R. Martin

 

George Ronald Martin was born on December 10, 1932, in Colorado Springs Colorado to William and Zella Martin.  He was raised on the family farm southeast of Calhan with siblings Roberta and Eddie.  

George was drafted into the Army in 1952, he fought and served his country in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955. On November 14, 1959, he married Janice Wilson.  They lived and worked in Colorado Springs for a year before moving to their farm south of Simla where they raised cattle and farmed for 32 years.  While on the farm their two sons were born and raised, Randy born in 1960 and Russ in 1966.  Both boys were great workers alongside their Dad.  

George worked for Nichols Tillage Tools until the company moved to Sterling CO.  He then became employed at El Paso County Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1998.  

George and Janice loved following their sons’ sports programs and later kept up with all their grandsons’ sports of football, basketball, and baseball (George’s Favorite) and hockey.  George’s favorite pass time was spending time with family and friends playing several hands of cards especially pitch and pinochle.  He loved watching any kind of baseball game.  His grandsons specifically remember him at every game yelling “Be Ready Out There”.  

George is survived by his wife Janice of 64 years.  He is also survived by his son Randy (Lisa) grandson Kasey (Stephanie) and great granddaughters Hailey and Abby; Grandson Jared (Jennah) and great granddaughter Hazel.    Son Russ (Angie), granddaughter Tiffany and grandson Ethan.

George was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eddie, sister Roberta, Parents in-law Amos and Beulah Wilson and brother in-law Ron Wilson.

Per George’s request their will be no services, the family wishes a special moment you shared with George will be a special memory in your heart.  

                                                                                    

Memorial Contributions can be made to:

Sunrise At University Park (Senior Living Home George was in)
 2105 University Park Blvd
 Colorado Springs CO 80919

Attn:   Jenny Murphy

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