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Eugene 'Shorty' D. McMartin


Eugene 'Shorty' D. McMartin

Eugene "Shorty" D. McMartin, 67, of Thermopolis, Wyo., passed away with his family by his side and a shot of Crown Royal by a water fall in Salt Lake City, Utah, at St. Mark's hospital on July 21, 2020.

Gene was born in Laramie and grew up in Rock Springs, he enjoyed his summers as a boy in Colorado with his grandparents. He loved mountain dew, a good meal, talking politics, driving too fast, growing trees, dancing, playing cards, playing bubbles, visiting the casino, The Sawmill Creek Band, watching Westerns, watching MASH, hunting shows and fox news, Bob Ross, he was a 67 year old 16 year old and enjoyed life until the end.

Shorty never met a stranger, everywhere he went he made a friend even in the city. He was an avid hunter, fisher and bull shitter, a published artist, a Dad to anyone who needed one, CEO of Grandpa Daycare, an oil man for over 40 years, and a loving husband.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ellen M McMartin; mother, Lillian McMartin; sister, Peggy Jereb; bothers, John McMartin and Garland McMartin; daughters, Crystal (Carl) Hardman and Marjorie (Jonathan) McDonald; sons, Chad McMartin, Justin McMartin, TC (Sara) McMartin and Granite (Amanda) McMartin; bonus kids, Becky (Dave) Millieson, Jacci (Jeff) Nickle and Cindy (Nate) Messenger and many more who called him Dad; grandchildren, Ryan Herman, Briana Herman, Breezy Harman, Devin McMartin, Sahalia Shoemaker, Lilly McMartin, Lane McMartin, Brecc McDonald, Alex McMartin, Avery McMartin, Mica McDonald, Scarlett McMartin, Brooklyn McMartin and Rawley McMartin; bonus grandkids, Amanda King, Katie King, Maurice King, Cameron Nickel, and Emory Nickel.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Thomas W. McMartin; and his hunting partner Levi P King.


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