David H. Martin, age 79, born in Lawrence Township, Ohio in 1941 to Guy and Leona Brookover Martin, died in Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado on June 24, 2020. He married Linda Hasley in 1960. He is father to David (Brigitte) Martin of Odenton, MD, Debora Martin, Matthew (Tawni) Martin, all of Aztec, NM. Uncle to his special niece and nephew, Kent and Jody Martin-Fink. There are six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife and children.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, brothers Vernon, Wilber, William, Larry and Art and sisters Garnet McMillen, Grace Uhl and Ruth Warrington.
David retired from the US Army after 20 years and served proudly in Vietnam as well as many years as a Meteorological Technician. He then continued his work in Meteorology and retired again after 15 years from Civil Service. He still wasn't ready to settle down to retirement and worked a few more years for the Safeway Corp in Aztec and retired at age 70.
David was a Patriot his whole life. He saw many places in this world and was proud to be an American. Above all he was a man devoted to his family and did everything within his power to provide for them.
Visitation was at Cope Memorial with graveside services following at Aztec Cemetery on June 27.
If you so desire donations may be made in his honor to his favorite charity, the Aztec United Methodist Church, with a notation for the Food Pantry, 123 E. Chaco Street, Aztec, NM, 87410 or another charity of your choice.
David’s care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main Ave., 505-334-9332. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
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