In Memory

Kip Martin

May 5, 1946 - October 1, 2008

Kip G. Martin, 62 died at his home on Wed., Oct. 1 2008, while being cared for by Hospice S.W.  As a purchasing Agent for Kaiser Permanente, he retired after 30 years.  He was also a "Submariner" and Chief Petty Officer in the Navy during his eighteen years in Hawaii, where he bought his first home and started his family.  He was devoted to his family, well loved by many friends and co-workers, and left a legacy of "Integrity."  Kip is survived by his wife and soul mate of 40 years, Linda (BeBe); his loving daughters, Buffie Buller and Shauna Martin; and his grandson, Nolan Buller, who only knew him as "PaPa."  He is also survived by his brother, Kim, wife Cathy; sister, Teresa Dickey; brother-in-law, Glen Fidler; and nieces and nephews.  



 
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08/19/09 09:32 AM #1    

Bill Hamilton

After attending two years at Highline J.C. Kip was drafted into the U.S. Navy. After extensive schooling, he became a Submariner. While serving, he also became a Chief Petty Officer. He continued his education and got a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Business. He worked for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years and retired due to a stroke and a rare blood disease. He lived in Hawaii for 17 years with his wife, Linda, raising two daughters and a dog! (the only dog that could surf with him) He returned to "Gods Country" in '85, still working for Kaiser. He would tell you he had a good life with his high school sweetheart for 40 years and was blessed in many ways. He loved his family as well as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, The Bee Gees and the Eagles! He was a good, humble man who had a lot of integrity and drive. His family misses him dearly....

Linda Johnson Martin

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