Fred Martin passed away peacefully after enjoying a long life.
Born in Spokane Washington and raised by adopted parents
Sadie "Mary" and Frank Panco in Orofino Idaho. Fred graduated from Orofino High School in 1949. He spent many summers working and playing in the woods and enjoyed fishing local rivers and streams.
After high school, Fred and his buddies joined the US Army and served in the Korean War. He earned his degree in education at the University of Idaho and his master's degree from Oregon State University.
In 1955, Fred married Ruth Korvola and together they
raised 5 children (William, Jenny, Eric, Michael and Dan).
They moved from Ocean Lake Oregon (now Lincoln City),
where he taught Junior High and coached baseball and
basketball, to John Day Oregon where he taught High School
and, in the summers, worked for the US Forest Service on
Strawberry Mountain. The next move was to Portland
Oregon and then a small family farm in the Redland area
near Oregon City. He was a counselor at Sandy HS, Vice
Principal at Estacada HS and retired as Principal (K-5) at
Corbett Grade. Throughout this time, he enjoyed sports,
camping, fishing and farming.
Fred and Jane Spielman (Adams) married in 1981 and
made their home in Gresham where they raised two children.
In his retirement he enjoyed spending time in Sunriver,
fishing and traveling the state with his black labs, Spooky
Preceded in death by his parents and eldest son Bill.
Fred is survived by his wife Jane, Children and Stepchildren
Jenny Martin (Seattle WA), Eric Martin (Milwaukie OR),
Michael Martin (Roxanne)(Ridgefield WA), Dan Martin
(Sandy OR), James Spielman (Marika) (San Anselmo, CA),
and Megan Cooney (Michael) (Kingston, WA) as well as
grandchildren, Patjun Martin, Ging Martin, Lauren Martin,
Cailee Martin, William M. Martin, Dallas Martin, Demetri
Spielman, Alexander Spielman, his dog Maggie, and favorite
The family is grateful he is now "gone fishin" and
spending time with his beloved pets at his favorite fishin'
At his request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Oregon Humane Society.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in charge of