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Larry Edward Martell


April 21, 2021

Feb. 1, 1956 - April 11, 2021

Larry Edward Martell, 65, of Sweet Home passed away April 11, 2021.

He was born Feb. 1, 1956 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Michael Alvin and Beverly Ann (Nelson) Martell.

They lived in Whittier, Calif., before making Sweet Home their home in 1970 when his family relocated to the area. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1974.

He worked locally and in Idaho before learning and settling into his profession of flooring installation. He started his own business in 1997 that he worked until his passing.

Larry loved his community. He used his skills whenever he could to help anyone. He used these skills to help local churches get new flooring, flooring for bus stops for kids, and even went abroad once to help build a church in Mexico.

He bought any and everything that any kid was selling for any fundraiser. If he could help, he would.

He enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, beach, woods, lakes, rivers and nature. He had been a hunter and avid fisherman. Clear Lake was his sanctuary.

He loved sports; the Los Angeles Angels and Oregon State Beavers were just a few of his favorites. He also loved cars and trucks, old or new. He always had a smile on his face.

Larry is survived by his wife, teri; daughters Crystal Montigue (Mark) of Sweet Home, and Jennifer Breedlove (Cody) of Jefferson; father Michael Martell Sr. of Bend; brother Michael Martell Jr. of Cave Junction; sisters Donna Poirier of Sweet Home, and Peggy Cordier of Portland; grandsons Colby Montigue, Mason Montigue, and Emmett Breedlove; granddaughter Olivia Breedlove; three nephews; three nieces; and significant other Tami White.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Martell; uncles David Nelson, Wilbur Nelson, Donald Nelson, Clarence Martell, and Patrick Martell; and aunts Alda (Martell) Hinds, and Rozzina (Martell) Skorick.

He will be laid to rest in all his favorite places.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at River of Life Fellowship in Sweet Home. A live stream of the service will be available on the River of Life Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to Safe Haven Humane Society, 32220 Old Highway 34, Tangent, OR 97389.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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