Gilbert Martin, 89, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at his home in Troy of natural causes. He was born on Jan. 30, 1929 in Oakland, California, to Manuel and Josephine Martin.
Gilbert married Anna Corter on April 5, 1997, in Reno, Nevada. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1948 when he was honorably discharged. He was a body builder and owned two health club gyms in Oakland for 30 years before moving to Troy. He built a pond on his property and raised trout.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Josephine Martin; a sister Lorraine and husband Harry Kontrovich, Joy Martin; a son Steve Martin; and a stepson, Keith “Ronnie” Osborn.
Survivors include his wife Anna Martin of Troy; daughter Barbara Gasman of Kalispell; step-children Leonard Osborn (Janice) of Troy, Velda Grady and DeAnna Lobo (Charlie) of California, and Karen Osborn of Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a brother Richard Martin (Marti) and their two children.
Burial has taken place at Troy Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.