Martin Howard Heimlich died March 7, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born October 17, 1944 in Walla Walla, Washington to Raymond Lewis Heimlich and Betty Lois Howard. He married Kathleen Dawn Chamberlin May 8, 1976.

Martin served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa. He loved the language, food and culture. He served in the United States Army for a total of four years. One of which was in Vietnam focused in communications, translating Vietnamese to English. Martin ended his term with the rank of E spec 5 Sergeant. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Martin loved to sketch, creating his own collection of cartoons. He spent time as a police officer as well as working at the prison. Martin also worked as a CDL truck and bus driver for some time, fascinated by the universe and all its beauty. He enjoyed sci-fi books and movies. Favorites were Star Wars and Star Trek. Really enjoyed The Bounty Hunter series, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. He also liked comedy specials: The Blue-Collar Comedy Tour and The Red Green Show; watching Bob Ross paint, but would always complain he never put any stars in his paintings.

Martin had a passion for food and the details of how things should be prepared. Favorites were Polynesian and Chinese foods. He was definitely a food critic. He truly loved his family and religion and was such a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by so many friends and family.

Martin is survived by a brother Scott (Georgia); his sister Kathy; nephews: Dan (Dawn), Tony (Amanda), daughter, Bonnie (Eddie). Grandchildren: Alec, Nik and Maks; daughter; Tiffany; granddaughter Savannah. Great-grandchildren: Treah, Jadyn, Lilly, Lyla, Brooklyn, and Mia. Granddaughter, Sophie. Son, Nathan (Kasey), grandchildren, Nathaniel, Ethan and Andrew; daughter, Lorie. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, grandson, Taylor and a grandniece, Katarina.

Services

Viewing

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Mar 15, 2023

Personal Info

Age

78
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Guestbook

I'm may not be there in person, but I am with you and your family in spirit

Murphy , Wapato , WA, US Mar 17, 2023

I'm may not be there in person, but I am with you and your family in spirit

Murphy , Wapato , WA, US Mar 17, 2023

I'm may not be there in person, but I am with you and your family in spirit

Murphy , Wapato , WA, US Mar 17, 2023

It was an honor to take care of Martin. Thank you for allowing me to come into your home as an Ashby Home Health caregiver and sharing those moments with me. He was a very sweet soul and I will remember him always! -Monique ASHBY HHA

Monique Allison , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Mar 16, 2023

It was an honor to take care of Martin. Thank you for allowing me to come into your home as an Ashby Home Health caregiver and sharing those moments with me. He was a very sweet soul and I will remember him always! -Monique ASHBY HHA

Monique Allison , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Mar 16, 2023

Martin was such a joy to spend time with and I loved our conversations. I will miss catching Bob Ross and Jerry Springer during our visits. It was a pleasure meeting the family and taking care of Martin. Love to all the family 😘

Samantha Ramirez , Sandy, UT, US Mar 16, 2023

Martin was such a joy to spend time with and I loved our conversations. I will miss catching Bob Ross and Jerry Springer during our visits. It was a pleasure meeting the family and taking care of Martin. Love to all the family 😘

Samantha Ramirez , Sandy, UT, US Mar 16, 2023

Timeline


  • 1960
  • Jan 1, 1963

  • 2010
  • May 2013

    Last Disney trip with Taylor, Grandma and Grandpa

  • 2019

    Savannah and Grandpa at Mt Olympus in his custom tee made at his request!

  • 2020
  • Oct 17, 2021

    Grandpas birthday with Taylor

  • Jan 1, 2022

  • Jan 1, 2022

  • 2023

    Now they can be together again. ❤️ you both!