Fred was born in Dell Rapids on May 15, 1939, to the parents of Fred and Sally Martin. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1957.
Then went on to join the Navy. He met our mother, Helen, in Bainbridge, Maryland. They married and had three daughters. Dad loved the Tucson area and had resided there for over 40 years. He owned a Chevron Station in Tucson Estates for a number of years. Then became a Business Broker. Eventually retiring from the State of Arizona.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Sally Martin (Giacchero), our mom, Helen Howard; step-mom, Jeanne Martin;
longtime partner, Monta Phillips; daughter, Kathy Black, grandson, Latti Rose Jr.; and brother, Richard Martin.
He leaves behind his daughters, Laurie (Latti) Rose and Patty Martin; his sister, Kathy Magness and brother, Robert (Sue) Martin; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Donations in memory of Dad may be made to the Fisher House, Tucson Arizona.
He was so grateful for all the love and care provided by the Fisher House to his Family over the last 1 – 1/2 years.
A Memorial Service will be determined at later date.