Obituary: Tommy Weldon Martin
Tommy Weldon Martin of Truckee, CA passed away peacefully in his sleep, in the afterglow of a beautiful sierra sunset, surrounded by his family, at the Tahoe Forrest Hospital, on Sunday Nov 9th, 2014 after a chronic illness.
Tom was born to Marjorie F. Lishman and Howard W. Martin on February 22nd, 1953 in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from High School in Aptos, CA Tom moved to Truckee CA in the early 1970’s. In 1981, Tom met the love of his life and Truckee native, Heidi C. Euer. They married in 1983 and shared 31 happy years together. Tom always felt his marriage to Heidi was the greatest accomplishment of his life as she meant everything to him.
Tom was a life long carpenter and finish man who has left his talented woodworking mark in many homes & businesses in Truckee. Known for his gentle manner, quick wit, free spirit, & warm smile, he brought joy to all those he encountered. Additionally, Tom was a creative artist in multiple mediums, a voracious reader, and loved collecting historical artifacts.
Tom is survived by his wife; step daughter Hollie A. Norbury and her sons William J. Carter, Preston D. Carter of Truckee CA; step daughter Sheri N. Gerber of Truckee CA; sister Christy B. Rehbein of Brush Prairie, WA; brother Roger A. Martin of Mound House NV; sister Lucia A. Martin of Truckee CA; his mother of Vancouver, WA; and nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his father.
No funeral or formal services will be held at this time. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.