Ben E. Martin

Ben Eldridge Martin, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Henderson, Nev., with his sister Doris and cousin Carolyn by his side, after a long battle with cancer.

A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at The Pitstop, 1600 25th NE, Black Eagle, Mont., on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Peace Hospice, Great Falls, Mont.

Ben was born March 4, 1939, in Roy, Mont., to parents George and Helen (Larsen) Martin. He attended Roy schools until he joined the Navy at the age of 16. After discharge, he returned to Montana and married Jo Ann Lillegard in 1962, and they had daughter Tammy in 1963. Ben and Jo Ann divorced in 1965.

Ben met Alice Sundberg Lamb while they were working at Gordons in Great Falls, and they spent the rest of their lives together. They operated several restaurants, including the Dutchman


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