In Memory of




Obituary for Ronnie Lee Martin

Ronnie ‘Ron’ Lee Martin was born September 4th, 1974 and left us too early right after his 49th birthday, at his home in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

A lover of sports and music, if he wasn’t watching a game, you can bet his stereo was on loud. The love of sports was passed on from his dad and a few of his favorite teams were Notre Dame and the Jets. Music, specifically rock ‘n’ roll and metal, fueled him. Ronnie was a HUGE fan of Kiss, as well as Slayer and Static X to name a few. He was a lover of dogs and had many over his life; he left behind his sweet dog Sugar. He had lots of jobs over the years, the one he seemed to love the most was in the laundry room.

Ronnie will be deeply missed by his long time love and mother of his child, Jennifer Harper; his child, the pride and joy of his life, Kiara Marie Martin; his widowed mother, Kathy Martin; his brothers Kenneth Martin, Myron ‘Junior’ Martin, Chris Martin, and respective families. The Martin family is large, too big to name everyone who should be. There are many nieces, nephews, extended members and chosen family that will remember and tell stories of Ronnie for years to come.
Everyone who speaks of Ronnie mentions two things: his massive heart that wanted to love and care for so many people, especially when they were struggling, and his ‘take no shit’ attitude. He would take you in his home and fight off anyone when needed.

Ronnie was most definitely greeted on the other side by his father Myron Martin, his friend and beloved cousin, Elijah Jake, and his grandmother Vivian Martin. The family would love for you to join them in celebrating Ronnie’s life at the Grand Ronde Gym on Friday, September 22 at 11:00am. Come wearing your favorite Kiss shirt or concert shirt and join the family in reliving the music of his life.