Marilyn Eelman Martin

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SAINT HELENS, OR Marilyn Eelman (Lynn) Martin, August 6, 1926 - January 14, 2019
A native of Paterson, NJ, but a long time resident of Oak Hill, WV and Beaver Lake, NJ; Lynn passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019 at Spring Meadows Assisted Living Center in Saint Helens, OR. She was 92.
Lynn was born in Paterson, NJ, to Cornelius Peter Eelman and Bessie Boyle. Through them she was a direct descendant of the Eelmans of Texel Island, The Netherlands and the Scottish Clan Boyle. She was educated at Eastern Christian Academy in Haledon, NJ and held a BA from Duke University in Durham, NC.
She was married to Thomas N. Martin, also of Oak Hill, WV, where at the time of his death in 1972 he was a Director and the Executive Vice President of Merchants and Miners National Bank, now Chase Bank.
Lynn was quite active while living in Oak Hill and had many dear friends. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church, White Oak Country Club, the Fayette Study Club, West Virginia Garden Club, and several bridge clubs over the years. She was also a volunteer at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce for many years.
She is lovingly remembered by her son, Todd; daughter in law, Gayla; two grand children, Whitney and Garrett; their spouses, Greg and Heidi; and five great grandchildren; Juniper, Wren, Lachlan, Bennett, and Arlo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Benevolence Fund at Warren Baptist Church, 56799 Columbia River Hwy, Warren, OR 97053.
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