Marilyn Eelman Martin


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.
Published on February 4, 2019
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Sam and Kristy Roberson
Mar 01, 2019
Lyn will and has been sorely missed at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, WV. Sam Roberson my husband was a favorite of hers, and she loved to see him coming to our church. Lyn and my parents were also great friends.
Kristy and Sam Roberson
God Rest Your soul
John and Susan Woods
Feb 12, 2019
Todd and family,
We were sad to learn of your mom’s passing. She was such a joy to be with and know. We both have many happy memories of times shared. Thinking of you.
Rennie Hill
Feb 07, 2019
Todd & family: So sorry to learn of the passing of Lynn. I have very fond memories of her the times I visited my family's home place next door beside her or went to White Oak CC where she loved to sit by the swimming pool and read. What a lovely person that will be missed by so many. I also have fond memories of Tom and his connection to the Hills via Merchants & Miners Bank. My sincere condolences to all.
Merry Burgess Hanning
Feb 07, 2019
Todd and family, I was saddened to hear of Lynn's passing. She was one of my favorite people - always very gracious and kind. I missed her after she moved away. May God comfort you as only He can. Merry