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 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.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PORTER AUTHELL MARTIN
April 30, 1916
William Porter and Wanda Iretta Easton Martin
Elsie Merle Shipp
Married: July 14, 1934
September 10, 2002
|Monte R. Hutchings
Family Prayer at Mortuary
Dedication of Grave
|Bishop Blake Smith
Mountain View Cemetery
Monte L. Hutchings
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.
Thel's Father William Porter Martin
Thel's Mother Wanda Iretta Easton