Martin Mortuary

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501 | 970-243-1538 | MAP


History of Martin Mortuary

Martin’s Mortuary & Crematory is located in Grand Junction, Colo. Established by F. C. Martin and his wife in 1917, the firm’s first location was at 648 Main St. Two years later the building at 623 Colorado Ave. was purchased and occupied for the next 21 years. Then, in 1940 the firm’s present building was constructed at 550 North Ave.

Martin’s Mortuary was operated by the Martin family for three generations. Starting with founders F. C. Martin and his wife, they were followed in 1937 by Edward Martin and his wife. In 1952 Paul E. Martin and his wife joined the firm, which remained in the Martin family until 1982, at R. A. "Bob" Crist and his son, Martin, became the owners.

Martin’s Mortuary is a member of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association, and of the National Funeral Directors Association. Edward Martin served as both vice-president and president of NFDA, president of CFD, and held various other offices as well.

We were also members of National Selected Morticians and National Association of Approved Morticians. Membership in the organizations is by invitation only. Members are required to maintain the very highest standards of professional and business qualifications.

In 1987, Martin’s Mortuary was purchased by an affiliate of Service Corporation International, and ultimately, joined the Dignity Memorial network.

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