Ross Hollywood Chapel

4733 Ne Thompson St, Portland, OR


Gerald "Jerry" Allen Martin

May 11, 1958August 18, 2019

Gerald Allen Martin, known to most as Jerry, was born on May 11, 1958 in North Bend, Oregon. He grew up with his brother, Walt. The family moved between Lakeside and Reedsport area, where Jerry graduated from high school.

On October 9, 1979 Jerry met Deneen Fitts in Salem. The two hit it off and were married May 5, 1980. Jerry then entered the National Guard on May 9th of that year, just a couple of days before his 22nd birthday. He served honorably for 11 years before being discharged on January 13, 1991, 6 days before Desert Storm.

Jerry and Deneen raised 4 children in the Seattle/Everett area near the Puget Sound. There were many family adventures dirt biking, boating, and fishing. Jerry proved to be a determined and self-sufficient man, maybe even a little stubborn at times. But he always made sure he and his family didn’t need anything. In October of 1999, Jerry and Deneen opened Martin’s Auto Clinic in Battle Ground. Jerry’s skills in auto repair were unmatched and he developed a strong customer base who could count on him.

On August 18, 2019 Jerry passed away in Vancouver, Washington surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 39 years, Deneen; children, Selina, Kevin (Alicia), Angela (Rico), and Carl (Julie); 11 grandchildren, Kendra-Anne, Kylee, Ian, Brenden, Naomi, Nathan, Nolan, Lexi, Olivia, Rubiann, and Mira; 4 great grandchildren, Priya, Henry, Emberly, and Theo; his Mother, Darlene House and brothers, Walter Martin (Carol) and Darcy Haddock (Julie).


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 26, 2019

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