Robert J Martin

September 6, 1927July 9, 2018

Robert James Martin 1927 - 2018

Robert James Martin passed away July 9, 2018, from complications of Multiple Myeloma with his family at his side. He was born in Ogden, Utah September 6, 1927 the son of Dominic Roger Martin and Olive Draycott Martin.

Bob grew up Superior, Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming after serving in the United States military in Japan. Bob returned to Wyoming and married Evelyn Louse Stucker in Rock Springs, Wyoming their marriage was later sealed in the Logan Temple. They were married for 29 years. Evelyn proceeded him in death.

Bob began his career with Husky Oil in Cody Wyoming. Later transferring to Salt Lake City. In 1971 he began his independent career in the oil industry.

In 1979 Bob married Miriam Elaine Davis, from 1981-1984 they served together and presided over the Hawaii, Honolulu Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bob was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served in many callings throughout his life including Stake President, and as a Sealer in the Salt Lake Temple.

His loving wife and 3 daughters and 2 sons survive. Jan Thornton (Rick) Cour de Alene Idaho, Nancy Hadlow (Jon) Kaysville Utah, Pat Ensign (Doug) Dallas Texas, Bob Martin (Lori) Millcreek Utah. Mike Burke (Wendy) Saint George Utah. He is also survived by 9 grand children and 27 great grandchildren. Bob is survived by his sister Jackie Smith (Las Vegas Nevada) and a brother that he often called the “Best Brother in the World” Bill Martin.

Funeral Services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary and Chapel 3401 South Highland Drive, Millcreek Utah on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00am. Internment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

“You light up my life. You give me hope to carry on. You light up my days and fill my nights with song.”


  • Miriam Elaine Davis Martin, Wife
  • Jan (Rick) Thornton, Daughter
  • Nancy (Jon) Hadlow, Daughter
  • Pat (Doug) Ensign, Daughter
  • Bob (Lori) Martin, Son
  • Mike Burke (Wendy) Martin, Son
  • Jackie Smith, Sister
  • Bill "Best Brother in the World" Martin, Brother
  • Robert is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren who will cherish his memory.

  • Chris Martin, Pallbearer
  • Ashton Martin, Pallbearer
  • Jason Thornton, Pallbearer
  • Brantley Thornton, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Hadlow, Pallbearer
  • Doug Ensign, Pallbearer
  • Jon Hadlow, Pallbearer
  • Rick Thornton, Pallbearer
  • Great-grandsons, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Funeral Services Saturday, July 21, 2018

Robert J Martin

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Lisa (Richards) Monson

August 2, 2018

Dear Miriam and family,

I was on vacation recently and when I returned, my dad told me that President Martin had passed away. My dad had hoped very much to attend the viewing and funeral service but was unable to find the location. (Finding directions and addresses is getting difficult for him these days.) He felt so badly that he missed it. I know he loves Bob Martin! Their bond of friendship and service together in church callings and President Martin's goodness and kindnesses to my parents and our family are great blessings in my dad's life. On behalf of my dad and my family, we send deepest love and praying that you receive comfort and peace. Much love, Lisa Richards Monson

My personal memories of Bob Martin and family include babysitting Jan and Bobby....a LONG time ago!!! Also, when Doug and I married in 1983, "President and Sister Martin" were serving as mission president in Hawaii, where Doug and I were honeymooning. President Martin offered us the mission car to tour around the island while you were on another island for a couple of was a brand new car! It only had 40 miles on it! And then you took us to dinner where we enjoyed a special coconut cake that was SO delicious!!! We were spoiled!!!! I have always felt the love of the Martin family.....really my whole life long! Love to all of you! Love, Lisa