Porter Authell (Thel) Martin

April 30, 1916 - September 10, 2002



In memory of Porter (Thel) Authell Martin. He was born in Beaver, Utah April 30, 1916 to William Porter and Wanda Iretta Easton. He was the first of nine children. His brothers and sisters were: Reva Martin, born December 5, 1917, William Samuel Martin, born December 4, 1918, Louise Martin born February 2, 1921, Virginia Martin, born June 9, 1925, Nina Rea Martin, born may 15, 1923, Daniel Easton Martin, born November 25, 1927, Mitch Martin, born in 1929 and David Ralph Martin, born February 2, 1930. All of the children were born in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah except for David Ralph who was born in Milford.

Thel and Elsie on their 50th wedding anniversary

Thel married, Elsie Merle Shipp in Parowan, Utah on July 14, 1934. They had one son. Thel worked in Elko, Nevada for the city for many years and upon retirement, moved bach to Beaver City, Utah. He and his Uncle Ray Easton loved to take their horses to the foothills by trailer, where they would spend several hours riding.

Thel died in the Beaver County Hospital,  Beaver City, Utah, on September 10, 2002 at the age of 86.


April 30, 1916
Beaver, Utah

William Porter and Wanda Iretta Easton Martin

Elsie Merle Shipp
Married: July 14, 1934

Ernest Martin

Passed Away
September 10, 2002
Beaver, Utah

Gary Nelson
Greg Myers
David Martin
Monte R. Hutchings
Mart Hutchings
Robert Easton

Family Prayer at Mortuary
Vocal Solos
Dedication of Grave
Bishop Blake Smith
Calvin Shipp
Robert Wright
Keith Barton
David Robinson
Clifford Williams
Mountain View Cemetery
Beaver, Utah


Russell Long
Monte L. Hutchings
Clay Davis
Jeff McMullin
Danny Long
Daniel Martin
David Lund
Mike McMullin

The Final Flight

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one' touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Author: Unknown


Thel's wife Elsie Merle Shipp

Thel's Father William Porter Martin

Thel's Mother Wanda Iretta Easton

Thel's bother Daniel Easton Martin

Thel's sister Louise Martin


This page last updated on March 04, 2012 .