Roland Martin

Roland Eugene Martin

1930 - 2022

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Obituary of Roland Eugene Martin

Roland Eugene Martin, born February 20, 1930, passed away September 28, 2022. He was born in Topeka, Kansas to Smith & Opal (Lyon) Martin. The family moved to Eads, CO and later to Waverly, CO during the dust bowl in the 30’s. He graduated from Alamosa, CO. Roland met the love of his life, Esther Mauth and they married in 1950 in Raton, NM. They soon moved to Monte Vista, CO where Roland worked for Public Service of Colorado. He retired after 35 years. He also was a volunteer fireman for 20 years. Roland enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, boating, and gardening. He also built five homes through the years. Roland and Esther raised two daughters. They were blessed with seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. They moved to Georgetown, TX in 2006 due to Esther’s heath. When she passed away in 2011, Roland moved to Kalona to live near his daughter. Esther & Roland were members of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his daughters, Roleen Wright (Alan) & Mallie Campbell (Maurie), brother Lewis Martin, sister Esther May Curley; seven grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. Roland was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Martin, parents, Smith & Opal Martin, brother, Eldon Martin and sister, Oma Ringle. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, the service will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Maurie Campbell. Memorial donations can be made in Roland’s memory to the Tunnel of Towers Foundation (2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306) or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105). To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service website @

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation
2720 Muscatine Ave
Iowa City, Iowa, United States