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Josia Allen Martin, 84, died June 21, 1996.

He was born January 4, 1912, in Salina, Utah, to Alfred and Minnie Shepperd Martin. He married Muriel Sorenson on November 21, 1935, in Elko, Nevada. Marriage later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. She died July 29, 1989. He married Myrte Sheppard on February 24, 1990, in Salina.Survivors include his wife; one son, Buddy Bastain of Salina; daughters, Carma Lee Beck of Centerfield, Joan Curtis of Aurora; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sisters, Vaneda Bird of Salina, Emma Adams of Wendell, Idaho, Isabell Sorensen of Mapleton, Nona Vee Payne of Moses Lake, Washington.

Preceded in death by a son, Dr. Allen Brent Martin.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 25, at 12 noon in the Salina First LDS Ward. Friends may call at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Salina on Monday from 7-8 p.m. and at the Salina Stake Center on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Salina and Richfield.

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