Martin W Barnes

Martin W. Barnes, M.D. died March 20th with his family by his side in Ventura, CA. He is survived by his wife, Maralyn, daughters, Kathleen Lowenbach, Claudia Moore, Susan Dorn, son, Stephen Johnston, brother, Charles Barnes, sister, Mariane Noakes, grandchildren, Jackson Strobel, Cody Moore, Christopher Johnston, Michael Johnston, Lisa Johnston, Marcus Johnston, Jacob Aydelotte, and great-grandchildren, Connor Johnston, Maximus Johnston, and Aspen Yaeck. Born in Dinuba, CA, Martin is an alumni of Ventura Sr. High School, Ventura College, UC Berkeley, and USC where he graduated from med school. He enlisted in the Navy and is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. With minimal medical facilities and surgical instruments, he saved a seaman’s life by performing an emergency appendectomy while stationed on an L.S.T. off the coast of Korea.

From 1949 to 1981, he had a private pediatric practice in Ventura. He loved to travel and he was a long-time member of the Ventura Missionary Church. An avid golfer since 1951, Martin participated in and won many tournaments. He has shot 4 holes in 1, several Eagles, and his age twice; the last time when he was 72. He played up until January of this year. He was 92 years old.

Martin was a kind, soft-spoken man, with a dry sense of humor. A devoted husband, father, and friend, he will be dearly missed.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2013

Martin W Barnes

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betty fisher

April 16, 2013

Marty I miss you so much I thought of you yesterday when golf masters was on tiger wood did not win you must have been taking your nap.. mare is fine and lots of people are taking care of her I have been busy with James and have not seen her in few days I love you. Betty fisher

April 2, 2013

Dear Marilyn

What a tremendous man! He will be missed by many and remembered by all who were fortunate enough to meet him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Ken from Thailand

March 26, 2013

Marilyn, I saw someone post that Martin had died. My mom and dad, Dottie and Al, wish to tell you how much they loved Martin over the years, and appreciated the times they spent with both of you.
May you be comforted by the Lord, and your family.
Love, Carla Bonney and Warren Bonney

Jane Tobias

March 26, 2013

Dearest Marilyn and family,
What a blessing it was to have known Martin Barnes for all these years.
He was indeed a loving husband and father.
I remember our wonderful times together at VMC and also through our VMC travels. You will always be in my prayers, Marilyn.
Someday we will all be together in that wonderful place ... Heaven !

Pat Lamont

March 26, 2013

Maralyn, I am sending prayers your way every day! I admire the strength I see in you. I didn't know Marty well, but feel I did, because he was always the topic of conversation. He will rest peacefully now and when you pick up a penny, it will be his penny from Heaven to let you know he is okay. Hugs and Kisses, Pat Lamont

March 26, 2013

Marilyn and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Marty's passing. He was a wonderful man and neighbor. We hope the memories in your heart bring you peace. You have both been missed on Roosevelt Ave!
Fondly, Mark and Robin

Cindy Hartman

March 25, 2013

Dearest Marlyn, Susie, Steve, Cathleen, Claudia and family,
My deepest condolences for your loss, a true loss of such an amazing magnanimous family man, gentleman and truly the kindest man I have ever met. I send you all hugs and my deepest sympathy.
Cindy Hartman

Dearest Dr. Barnes,
I know you are seated next to our Lord Jesus Christ as I always said you had a special seat in Heaven. I also know my beautiful mother was waiting for you with a deck of Skip-Bo cards ready to pick up the last game you played here on earth together.
You were one of the last true gentleman and I will always remember your gentle and kind smile that could warm the heart of anyone.
Dane and I want to thank you for all the times you were there for him from birth to his first Holy Communion and beyond. You were my dads best friend and you and Marlyn were like family to us for over 40 years.
Our community lost not only a true gentleman, scholar and practitioner but also a friend to all.

With love and respect,
Cindy Hartman and family

March 25, 2013

To Martin's Family,

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

What a comfort it is to know that Martin is resting, at peace, with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Maralyn, We will continue to pray that God will bless, and comfort you during this very difficut time.

LOVE, Rosa Lee Measures and Albert Harris


March 25, 2013


Barbara Mack

March 25, 2013

Dear Maralyn and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Barnes. I know you will miss him terribly. We go back a long way. He use to make house calls for my first two children and took care of all 4. I pray that Jesus strengthen, comfort, and uplift you all. I know that you have many wonderful memories of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. If you would like to contact me my number is 659-5107. Again, my heartfelt sorry in your loss.