Robert Randall "Randy" Martin died June 30, 2016, at his home in Orchard City. He was 57.
He was born in Denver Jan. 19, 1959, to LaWana and Paul Martin Sr. He graduated from Denver South High School and attended Metropolitan State University of Denver.
He married Sandra on July 12, 2003.
He was a drywaller in the construction field. He overcame multiple injuries as well as a liver transplant in 2013. He enjoyed his family and helping others.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Martin; his sisters, Jackie Martin Lewis and Paula Martin; children, Robert (Chelsea) Martin Jr., Krystal (Joe) Falen, Danielle Martin (Michael Gale), Jerimiah Parnell, Kaelee Parnell and Kara (Richard) Jones; grandchildren, Natasha Gale, Kylee Martin, Steele Falen and Nick Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul Martin Jr. and Charles Martin Sr.; and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at First Baptist Church of Delta. A reception will follow at the church.
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.