Jim Martin (Thomas James Martin) | SierraSun.com

Jim Martin (Thomas James Martin)

Jim was surrounded by his family in San Luis Obispo, California when he passed away on April 18, 2016, due to Pneumonia and Valley Fever complications. Born December 1953, Jim grew up in Pomona and Huntington Beach, California, attended Huntington Beach High School, and Graduated from Orange Coast College.

Jim met his wife, Eileen, in Huntington Beach in 1984, and they moved to Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada together, where they were married in 1989. After almost 28 years in Lake Tahoe, living near family, friends, mountains and the lake, working, living and enjoying life to the fullest, Jim and Eileen recently moved to San Luis Obispo, California, to fulfill Jim’s dream of returning to the ocean, where he lived his mantras, “living the dream” and “keep it simple”.

Jim loved surfing, hiking, water sports, skiing, and travel, and being active and outside was his passion in life. He was compassionate, kind, and loving, had a sense of humor like no other, and was sincerely honest. Jim was a trusted friend, and had a kind heart. He loved life, and people loved him. He was a wonderful, generous person to his family and friends, and he will be sincerely missed.

He started his 40-year career as a Carpenter in Orange County, California, and later became a Contractor in Incline Village, Nevada. His legacy as a builder will live on in the beautiful homes in the Lake Tahoe area.

Jim was the loving husband of his wife, Eileen; loving son of Marilyn Martin; and loving brother of Diane Ray. He was also survived by his niece, aunt, father-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, and a large, loving extended family.

Charitable donations would be appreciated; particularly those focused on humanitarian or ocean preservation issues.

A Memorial Bench will be installed near Aspen Grove in Incline Village, Nevada with the assistance of The Rotary Club. There will be an informal gathering Friday, September 16, 2016 at Aspen Grove from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to honor Jim’s memory.

Peace, Love and Joy to everyone who knew Jim.

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