Joan MartinJune 26, 1933 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 83)
Joan was born in James Stone Co. Missouri, to parents A. E. “Shorty” and Nancy Maxwell.
Along with sister Margie, the family moved to California in 1935. Father Shorty was a pipeline welder, and the family lived throughout the state following the pipeline work.
They eventually made their way to Farmersville Ca. This is where Joan met the love of her life, John W. “Dub” Martin.
The couple was married in 1950 and moved to Coalinga where husband “Dub” pitched for the Coalinga Oilers and began his long career working for PG&E.
Momma was the epitome of a soul mate for Dad sharing 66 years of wonderful marriage. The couple was inseparable, and were the greatest parents, grand parents and great grand parents anyone could ask for.
They were so loved by the entire family. The love that Joan “Jody” shared with us was from the heart, and never a day went by that she didn’t touch someone in a special way.
Family meant everything to her, and she meant everything to her loving family, as well as anyone else that came to know her. She was proceeded in death by her parents Shorty & Nancy Maxwell, and her sister Margie Chaffin, as well as her beloved husband John W. “Dub” Martin.
She is survived by one daughter Nancy Jordan (Jim), and three sons Ken, Steve and David Martin.
Grandchildren Christie Juarez (Pete), Greg Jordan (Nathina), Johnny Martin, Jesse Martin, Matt Martin and Derek Martin, and Great Grandchildren Atticus Jordan and Tyler Juarez. Heaven has just gotten even better, and Momma is likely cooking some great food for Dad, which surely makes Dad’s ever after so much better to be with his beloved “Jody Blonde”. The Martin family would like to express a special thank you to Tera and the entire staff at Just Like Home, Resdential Care Facility in Merced. We are forever greatful for the love and care you gave to Mom during her final months. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Friday June 2, 2017 at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 901 W. Main St., Merced with burial following at Evergreen Memorial Park in Merced. www.cvobituaries.com