Clifford "Les" Leslie Martin III

November 13, 1933September 4, 2019

Dr. Clifford Leslie Martin III, age 85, of Keizer, Oregon went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Les was born on November 13, 1933 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Clifford & Dorothy (Knapp) Martin.

He is survived by his wife Aletha; his son Cliff and wife Ida, his son Gary and wife Dee, and his daughter Deanna; his sister Judith; and his 8 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52-years, Berdena; and his mother and father.

Les served as Lt. Commander in the Naval Reserves, retired from the Department of Education as State Director of Accreditation Standards, taught Sunday School over 50 years, traveled abroad sharing the gospel, and served with the Gideons. His greatest achievement was his dedication to his family and the Lord Jesus Christ.

A memorial service for Les will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Following the memorial service will be a graveside service from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at City View Cemetery, 390 Hoyt St S, Salem, OR 97302.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions toward Jesus Film ministry and/or the Gideons.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Martin family.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Clifford "Les" Leslie Martin III

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