Charlene Carol Martin


Dec. 28, 2019 — On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, Charlene Carol Martin, loving and adored wife, mother and grandmother, was called to her eternal home.

Charlene was born Dec. 27, 1945, in Glendale, Calif., the daughter of Alvin and Marguerite (Robinson) Booth.

On Sept. 18, 1965, she married Jim Martin in San Bernardino, Calif. Together, they owned and operated a jewelry manufacturing company while raising two daughters.

Charlene was an artist and shared her talent through her work. She and Jim moved to Florence in 2010 and opened the Silver Sand Dollar on Bay Street. They were members of Florence Christian Church, where they attended regularly.

She loved the Lord and often shared her faith with others. Even with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2016, she would cheerfully tell you, “I’m walking with Jesus here and I’ll be walking with Him there.”

Charlene and Jim spent many years serving and making wonderful memories with this great community.

Charlene is survived by her husband Jim; daughters: Robyn (Erick) Smith of Florence, Ore., and Christie (Matthew) Anderson of Grant City, Mo.; grandchildren: Joshua Smith, Kaylee Smith, Emily Anderson and Andrew Anderson; and a brother, Raymon Booth, of Cottonwood, Calif. 

A celebration of her life will be held in Florence in the spring.

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