The Rev. Ralph B. Martin of Walla Walla, passed away Sept. 3, 2012. For the past four years he was a resident of the skilled nursing facility at Washington Odd Fellows Home.
Ralph was a longtime pastor for the Church of the Brethren, serving in churches in Rice Lake, Wisc., Akron, Ohio, Pasadena, Calif., Redondo Beach, Calif., and Whittier, Calif. In his retirement years he served as assistant pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Bishop, Calif.
He is survived by Helen Martin, his wife of 67 years; his children, Dennis Martin, Sharon Norman, Gary Martin and Wendy Borow; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1520 Pleasant St., Walla Walla, WA 99362.