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Clayton Martin

Nov. 2, 1930 - May 10, 2021

Clayton Jesse Martin, 90, of Sweet Home, died May 10, 2021.

He was born Nov. 2, 1930 in Marshland to Henry Macy and Rosa Mae (Hudson) Martin.

He served in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War.

Mr. Martin grew up in Westport. He moved around Oregon and Washington with the Bureau of Public Records.

He joined Wycliffe Bible translators and moved to Colombia, South America in 1970. He moved to Sweet Home in 1977 and then to Alaska in 1998. He moved back to Sweet Home in 2014, retiring at age 82.

Mr. Martin enjoyed hiking, hunting and fishing. He loved hanging out with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is is survived by his wife, Fern Martin; daughters Denise and son-in-law Jim Harris, LoraLee and son-in-law Jim Neuschwander, Dawn and son-in-law Steve Lincoln, and Becky and son-in-law Blaine Anders; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Ervin Martin.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his son, Joel Jesse Martin; and siblings Helen Backman, Margaret Todd, Henry Martin, William Martin and David Martin.

A graveside service was held May 15 at Lewis Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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