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Curtis Cobb Martin


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Curtis Cobb Martin

Curtis Cobb Martin, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away Dec. 6, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Riverton and Lovell, Martin died from a sudden illness.

He was born on June 10, 1941 in Riverton, the son of Leroy and Martha Cobb Martin. 

Martin attended schools in Riverton. 

He was a United States Marine veteran and while in the Marines, he worked on airplanes which fueled his love of flying. 

He married Saundra Howe in Billings, Mont., March 24, 1968. 

Martin was a self-employed business and land developer in Farson for 2 years, retiring in 2002.

He owned and operated the Ace Hardware in Lovell and the Rusty Wheel Roller Skating Rink in Rock Springs.

He was the former president of the Lovell Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, member of Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning, and member of the Tri Mountain View Masonic Lodge No. 33.

His interests were spending time with his family and his dogs. He loved all animals. He enjoyed people and never met a stranger. In Mexico, he was fondly known as the "Dog Whisperer."

Survivors include his wife Saundra Martin of Rock Springs; two sons, Curtis "Corky" Martin and wife Kathy of Nebraska City, Neb., and Spencer Martin of Rock Springs; one daughter, Lisa Gillespie and husband Mark of Rock Springs; seven grandchildren, Tarynn Martin, Jerico Uranker, Tyler Martin, Hunter Gillespie, Nathan Martin, Mason Martin and Shailee Martin; several nieces and nephews including Ronald Warpness and wife Helen of Riverton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim Martin and Pepper Martin; four sisters, Lorraine Warpness, Donnice Greenwood, Norma Blumenshine and Annabeth Martin, who died in infancy. 

The family of Curtis Cobb Martin respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to the Red Desert Humane Society.

Cremation will take place and there will be no services at this time. 

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