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Leonard Martin

There will be a private family service for Leonard A. Martin of Grass Valley who passed away March 13 at Kindred Hospital in Folsom. He was 86.

Mr. Martin was born Jan. 31, 1921, to Leonard A. and Ruby Martin in Sacramento. He graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1939.

On Nov. 21, 1943, Mr. Martin married Nellie Martin in Grass Valley.



During the course of his career, he was employed by McClelland Air Force Base, RYP Manufacturing Co. and the Aalmont/Valmont Corp. of Grass Valley.

Mr. Martin was a member of the Nevada County Sportsmen’s Club, Madison Lodge #23 and other Masonic organizations and the Grass Valley United Methodist Church.




His hobbies included woodworking, baking pasties with his wife and trap shooting.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Nellie Martin of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Berry Kerr of Grass Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard P. and Carolyn Martin of Oroville and Rod and Wendy Martin of Goshen, Ind.; grandsons and wives, Bradley and Amanda Kerr of Kearney, Mo., Michael and Jen Martin of Elkhart, Ind., and Dana and Julie Denney of Chico; grandsons, Randy Martin of San Diego and Kyle Schafer of Goshen, Ind.; granddaughter and husband, Nickey and Steve Basinger of Vacaville; granddaughters, Michelle Martin of Roseville and Rosemary Kerr of Grass Valley; and great-grandchildren, Lauren Martin of Elkhart, Ind., Noah, Grace, Cherish and Jude Denney of Chico and Dustan and Denae Basinger of Vacaville. He was preceded in death by her father, Leonard A. Martin, in 1961 and his mother, Ruby May Martin, in 1993.

Memorial contributions can be made to HLG Missions, c/o P.O. Box 744, Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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