Paula Dianne Martin

Paula Dianne Martin

June 23, 1961 — May 18, 2020

Paula Dianne Martin, age 58, of Long Creek passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. At her request, a small family memorial service is planned for a later date.

Paula was born June 23, 1961, to John and Carol (Reed) Barquin in Downey, California. She married Ray Martin in 1986, and they had three sons, Dr. Levi Martin, Dr. Mathew Martin and Michael Martin. They were the loves of her life.

The family moved from La Grande to Long Creek in 1994. Paula had a rural mail route between Long Creek and Kimberly and also drove the route between Fox and Ritter. They were some of her happiest years. She also loved to watch the kids play ball.

Paula was a good friend to everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed. A special thanks to the doctors and staff at OHSU, St. Charles Cancer Center, Blue Mountain Hospital and the angels at Blue Mountain Hospice in John Day.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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