Obituary: Winifred E. ‘Wini’ Martin


Winifred E. ‘Wini’ Martin


Aug. 30, 1923 – Aug. 15, 2014

Winifred E. “Wini” Martin, 90, a resident of Hillsboro, died Friday afternoon, Aug.15, 2014, at the Diamond Care Adult Foster Care Home in Hillsboro, where she had resided for the past year.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cannon Beach Community Church in Cannon Beach.

Winifred Eloise “Wini” Martin was born on Aug. 30, 1923, in Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of the late James and Dorothy (Thorndike) Wiley. At the age of 3, she moved with her family to Hillsboro, where she was raised and received her education, graduating with the Hillsboro High School Class of 1941. Following her graduation, she attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for two years.

Wini met her life partner at Cannon Beach, had her first date at the Happy Days celebration in Hillsboro, and was united in marriage to Alan Martin on March 20, 1948, in Hillsboro. They built a house and made their home in Hillsboro until 1997, when they moved to their vacation home in Cannon Beach, where she resided until 2010, when she returned to the Hillsboro area.

Wini worked as a librarian at Peter Bosco School for several years while her boys attended grade school.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Hillsboro and attended the Cannon Beach Community Church. Wini and Alan enjoyed gardening, camping, beach life, weekends salmon fishing on the Columbia River, hosting beach visitors through the international Servas program, and the company of her family. Wini was active in the PEO women’s organization in Hillsboro and Cannon Beach, and the Cannon Beach Library. She and Alan enjoyed overseas trips to Japan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Wini was preceded in death by her husband, Alan, on Sept. 5, 2001, after celebrating over 50 years of marriage together; and by her parents, James and Dorothy Wiley; her son, Kirk Douglas Martin; and her brother, Leon Wiley.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Beverly Martin, and her granddaughter, Tara Martin, of Hillsboro, Ore.; four nieces and nephews, Mischele Wiley and Chris Wiley Kirkland, of Denver and Parker, Colo.; Jay Wiley, of Berlin, Germany; and Michael Wiley, of Pensacola, Fla.

Wini was a loving, supportive and active wife, mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Cannon Beach Library, P.O. Box 486, Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110, in her memory.

To sign the online guest book or to send the family condolences, visit

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.


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