Arrel Dwaine Martin, 88 of Loveland, Co., passed away at his home Tuesday, May 24, after a long and difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease. Services for Arrel will be at 11:00 AM Friday, June 3, in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home with a committal service at Jett Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Arrel was born in Central, Arizona, a rural farming community made up of families who belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Thursday, May 17, 1928 to the late Eliza Mae Allred and Clarence Martin. After graduating from Thatcher High School in Thatcher, Az., Arrel was called to the East Central States Mission, where he served honorably for two years. On his return trip from his mission, Arrel was visiting his sister in Orange, where he met the love of his life, Alma Jean Reed. Arrel and Alma were married, for time and all eternity, Oct. 3, 1950 in the Mesa, Az. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Arrel, Sergeant 1st Class, served valiantly in Korea from 1951 – 1952 as an active member of the United States Army and served five years in the Air Force reserves.
Preceding Arrel in death are his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 66 years; sons, Arrel “Dwaine” Martin,II and his wife, Connie, Kendall Martin and his wife, Kim and Gregory Martin; daughter, Angela Cuff and her husband, Leon; grandchildren, Trey Martin, Katie Martin, Deven Hinch and her husband, Jamie, Brandon Pickett, Scott Cluff, Trisha Lowderback and her husband, Kris, Brandon Cluff and his wife, Melissa, Nichole Martin, Colt Martin, Cassidy Martin, Gracie Martin, Sable Thompson and her husband, Timothy, Chelsea Martin and her husband, Patrick and Becky Knoblock and her husband, Glenn and great-grandchildren, Paisley, Everleigh, Alec, Laiden, Kanon, Brenna, Brody, Isaac, Zachary, Seth, Alyssa, Aidan, Analise, Rider, Jasper and Sara.