Funeral services for Albert Wade Martin, 52, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the General Spence Wyoming Army National Guard Armory in Guernsey, Wyoming with Pastor Jason Miller officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Hartville Cemetery near Hartville, Wyoming.
Wade died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.
He was born August 29, 1960 in Casper, Wyoming the son of Albert Paul and Eldora Joann (Goolsby) Martin.
Wade was a football and basketball player for Wheatland and Guernsey-Sunrise High Schools. He graduated from Guernsey-Sunrise High School in 1978. Wade attended Eastern Wyoming College at Torrington on a basketball scholarship.
On July 3, 1982 he married Shelly Dickinson and to this union were born two daughters, Tricia, on March 18, 1990 and McKenzie, on December 30, 1992.
Wade worked at the Wheatland Power Plant for 17 years and later took a job traveling for Intec Services based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Recently he returned home to be with family on the ranch that he had always loved.
Wade enjoyed playing golf, bowling, hunting, collecting Hot Wheels, watching Lonesome Dove, hanging out with his nephew Ned, his girls, and Rock, his ever faithful dog. Wade had many loyal friends, a large family, and he loved every single one of them.
He is survived by his parents, Albert and Dori Martin of Guernsey; daughters Trish (Tristen) Martin of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and McKenzie Martin of Wheatland, Wyoming; his fiancé, Tiffany Savageau of California; four sisters, Jackie (Bill) Holtz of Guernsey, Lynne (Dave) Mesenbrink of Casper, Liz (Eric) Henneman of Lead, South Dakota, and Ellen (Scott) Nelson of Hartville; two brothers, Pete (Sheila) Howes of Fort Laramie, and Matthew (Sabrina) Martin of Guernsey; as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Wade is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jesse and Jennie Goolsby, paternal grandparents, Harley and Nellie Martin, and niece, Ashley Howes.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dan Cooley, Doc Jeffries, Marc Martinez, Mike King, Rex Martin, Danny Martin, Dale Widrick and all of his many friends.
A memorial to the Wade Martin Memorial Fund in care of Lusk State Bank, P.O. Box 1400, Lusk, Wyoming 82225 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes - Platte Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com.