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January 30, 1929 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 89)

Gilbert Martin, 89, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at his home in Troy of natural causes.  He was born on January 30, 1929 at Oakland, California to Manuel and Josephine Martin. 

Gilbert married Anna Corter on April 5, 1997 at Reno, Nevada.   He served in the US Army from 1946 until 1948 when he was honorably discharged. He was a body builder and owned 2 health club gyms in Oakland for 30 years before moving to Troy, Montana.  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 step son Keith “Ronnie” Osborn.

Survivors include his wife Anna Martin, Troy; daughter Barbara Gasman, Kalispell, MT; step children Leonard Osborn (Janice), Troy; Velda Grady,  DeAnna Lobo (Charlie), CA; Karen Osborn, OR; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and a brother Richard Martin (Marti) and  their 2 children.

Burial has taken place at Troy Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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