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Dad:Just thinking about you today, and missing you.
Love Kathy

Posted by: Kathy Furr - Phoenix, AZ - daughter   May 10, 2013

Being the youngest grand kid, I may have not been able to spend as much time as everyone else did with him, but that doesn't mean I didn't cherish every moment I spent with my Grandpa Arnie.
I remember when I was a sophomore in high school, I was playing on the JV softball team and he and my grandma drove down to Arizona to watch me play. I was so excited for them to come to a couple

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Posted by: Lindsey Furr - Phoenix, AZ - Granddaughter   Feb 17, 2013

Until today I haven't had the strength to write this,as I miss Dad so much. I have such great memories of our camping/ fishing trips to Lake Cachuma and how we thought catching those big gold fish were really something special.How Dad always managed to make doing yard work fun somehow.Yes, ,Jade I was out there before you were. Also, of the trip we took to Mexico in the motorhome when Dad decided to drive out on the sand and

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Posted by: Kathy Furr - Phoenix, AZ - the "cute" daughter   Feb 13, 2013

Dear Debra, Doris and family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. He was always a good guy and fun to visit with, even if it was while trying to fix a tree at Deb's house.
We are so sorry.
Dan and Mary Ellen

Posted by: Dan & MaryEllen Stocking - Indio, CA - friends   Jan 27, 2013

I will always remember my sweet Arny with the fondest of memories.
When The Martens walked into "El Mexicali cafe II" It made me feel so special to request to sit at my station, I remember he always asked for two soft tacos (one chicken and one shredded beef) and his Dos X beer or a blended margarita.
No matter how busy I was, I loved to take time and chat with them. I remember two years ago I was so

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Dear Doris, Linda, Debbie, Kathy, Robbie & family,

My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
Arnie enjoyed being with family and friends, he had a kind, soft heart and a great smile that always made you feel welcomed. He loved to sit and talk, and yes, his beer,too. Arnie, this "Bud's" for in peace!

Doris, you have always been the caretaker, now , it's your time to take care of yourself. Stay well and keep the faith!

Love & Hugs,


Posted by: Maddie Seabold - Granite Bay, CA - sister-in -law   Jan 25, 2013


Posted by: DOUG MARTENS - DAVENPORT, IA - NEPHEW   Jan 25, 2013

Many times I popped by the house on Corte Jalisco to find Arnie sitting in his
favorite chair; sometimes he'd have a puzzle he was working on, and other times he'd have a beer he was working on. What stands out to me, though, was the time I shared meals with Arnie when Doris had to be out of town. Since I was working part time, I didn't have much time to cook, so I went over to El Pollo

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Posted by: Carol DeRossett - Indio, CA - Neighbor and Friend   Jan 24, 2013

I have been a friend of the Martens for over forty yrs. Deb is my Very Best Friend and she is a gift given to me from God AND Arnie and Doris. Arnie reminded me so much of my own Father. A very Happy and Gentle and Kind man. Rest in Peace Arnie, I love You From Lynn

Posted by: Melinda Wood - Azusa, CA - Friend of Family   Jan 24, 2013

Arnie had a kind heart and willing to help everyone. I learned most of my DIY skills from Arnie. Whether it was roofing, landscaping, electrical work, he had the know how to finish the job. He even perfected the art of swearing when I wouldn't follow directions, but also ended with a smile and "let's have a beer"
He loved his beers and a number of times he would have his eyes shut and felt someone getting off the couch, and

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Posted by: Doug Bergen - Littleton, CO - Son-in-law   Jan 24, 2013