Arlo Martin; age 80, returned home to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by family; on Aug 31, 2023. Arlo was born July 2, 1943 in Clifton, ID to Merwin Adam Martin and Lois Bodily. Arlo led a life of humor and could get you to laugh just by his laugh. His sensitive heart brought home pets that were not previously agreed to. Arlo loved to collect cards of all kinds…so many he needed a room just for that; in that room also homed his stamp collection. Arlo served in the military; Army rank sp4 specialist, from 1965 to 1971 spending a majority of his time in Germany. As an active, faithful, devout member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Arlo served a mission in Bristol England. Arlo’s greatest accomplishment was marrying Judy Waters Nov. 4, 1971 and becoming a father to eight children. Arlo loved his children and would drop anything to provide for their needs. A Sunday afternoon game of knock it out roll it in was not uncommon to be seen at the Martin household. From his children came his greatest pride of all, his 27 grandchildren! Arlo is survived by his wife Judy Waters: children Treva (Larry) Bowen, Adam (Tawnia), Chrystal (Brandon) Stout, Matthew, James, Michelle (Clayton) Ricord, Tami (Jeremy) Reid, and Emma-Lee (David) Mudrow.
Arlo is preceded in death by his Dad, Merwin Martin; Mom, Lois Bodily; sisters Susan Martin and Linda Powell; brother, Wayne Martin; 3 grandsons; and other grandchildren he didn’t get to meet on this Earth.
We speak for many when we say you’re missed already! Your laugh, your love for the gospel, your quirky jokes, your memory of what cards you have, your extreme wisdom, the love for your family, and above all just being in the same room as you!! Arlo, we love you and are anxiously awaiting the day when we can swing a baseball bat together again.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept, 7, 2023 at noon. Viewing prior to services 11AM. Viewing will also be held Wednesday Sept, 6th from 6PM-8PM. Both will be held at 7035 W Lochness Ave West Valley City, Ut 84128. Interment will be at the Redwood Memorial 6500s Redwood Rd approximately 1:30PM (Sept, 7th)