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Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Martin


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Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Martin

Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Martin, 75, of Rock Springs died July 20, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a brief illness. He was lifelong resident of Rock Springs.

He was born on April 11, 1940 in Rock Springs, the son of LaFayette and Fairyl Martin.

Martin attended school in Rock Springs and Casper.

He was in the United States Army Reserve and served in the Vietnam War.

Martin owned and operated several businesses throughout his life time and later in life he became the head of maintenance for the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department. As well as served as the pastor of Shiloh Full Gospel Fellowship in Rock Springs

He married Brenda Woodard May 3, 1972 in Rock Springs.

His interests included hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He loved to share his faith with people.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Martin of Rock Springs; three daughters, Darcey Saner of Denver, Tracy Martin of Pacatello, Idaho and Kaycee Larson and husband Shannon of Rock Springs; brother Claude Martin of Casper; sister Chandos L. Martin of Casper; four grandchildren, C.J. Martin, Cody Larson, Bo Larson, all of Rock Springs, and Cache Zaffree of Denver, Colo.  

He was preceded in death by his parents LaFayette and Fairyl Martin; a brother Clyde Martin who died in infancy; and a sister and brother-in-law Pansy Prough and husband Dr. Gene Prough.

Following cremation, graveside services and inurnment will be conducted first at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery in Rock Springs. Then a memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs.

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