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f - Page 2 ..................... San Manuel Miner, San Manuel, Arizona .............. S e-ptember-2T, 2011 April 20, 1940 - September 6, 2011 w: Martin Holt died of leukemia on Martin left Deer Lodge m Sept. 6. 2011. - the spring of 1958 and went He was born April 20, 1940 to to Circle, Montana where he Clifford and Ada H01t in Deer worked building rural telephone Lodge, Montana at Saint Joseph line throughout the north central Hospital Martin attended school part of the state. In the fall he in Deer Lodge from kindergarten attended Whitworth College m through high school. He gradu- Spokane. Later he attended the ated from Powell CountyHigh University of Montana, worked School in 1958. During his as a laborer and on summer for- youth he had various newspaper est firefighting crews. He went routes delivering the Butte Daily to San Francisco in 1959. He Post. the Montana Standard. and enrolled in the Andrew Fures- the Spokesman Review. often eth School of Seamanship and employing the use of a horse obtained his seaman's papers drawn cart. Later he worked for and the endorsement of ordinary Ideal Creamery and Community seaman which began a six year Creamery as a route delivery involvement as a merchant sea- person. He also was in the Car- man. He earned the leVel of Able penter's Union Apprenticeship Seaman, any waters, during his Program and worked with vail- time as a merchant seaman.and ous contractors in Deer Lodge. he traveled throughout the world 5an Manuel Miner P.O. Box 60, San Manuel, Arizona 85631 Phone: (520) 385-2266 Fax: (520) 385-4666 USPS 480-5..00 Published each Wednesday and distributed from the Lower Arcade Building, San Manuel, Arizona. Entered as Periodicals October 26, 1954 at the post office, San Manuel, Arizona under the Act of Congress March 3, 1879. Periodicals postage paid at San Manuel, Arizona. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the San Manuel Miner, P.O. Box 60. San Manuel, Arizona 85631-0060. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35.50 per year in Pinal County, $40.50 per year elsewhere in the United States. Member of the Arizona Newspaper Association and the National Newspapers Association for over 30 years. Publisher & Advertising Manager ...................... James Carnes General Manager. ...................... : ................... Michael Carnes michaelc@MinerSunBasin, com Managing Editor. ...................... - .......... Jennifer Carnes jenniferc@MinerSunBasin, com Office Manager ........ " ...................... Janis Graham miner@MinerSunBasin, corn Copy Editor ............................................. Arletta Sloan Reporter. .................................. John Hernandez Reporter. ........................................ Taylor Beard Reporter. ............................................. Mila Lira Signed columns and letters to the editor in this newspaper express the ,views of the individual writer, not necessarily the editorial views of the Miner. DEFXNZNG SUSTRINRBLE PRZNTING on various cargo, tanke~ and pas- senger ships. Martin worked his way through college as a mer- chant seaman. Martin studied art and English at various colleges and universi- ties. obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with honors, from the University of Montana. in 1967. While still a student he taught elementary school at Hawk's Home School in Carter County m 1962-63. He taught eight grades, all subjects in this one room rural, school. Many of his students and their parents consider that the year which he taught their school was the best learning experience of their lives. Martin felt that his pnmary accomplishment there was helping the rural teacher's of Carter County accept and learn to teach a pilot program in "The New Math" being tested in that district, that year. After teaching in rural SE Montana for a year, he got a Max Beckmann scholarship to attend the Brooklyn Museum's Art School. It was while he was in Brooklyn that Martin met Suzy Clark. Suzy and Martin were married in 1965 and continue their marriage. "till death do us part." They had a single natural child, Bryrm Holt. They also opened their home for foster care and one foster child. Raymond Martin. lived with them for 10 years. Martin was accepted to the University of Arizona in 1967. He was awarded a teaching as- sistantship at the school. While attending the U of A, he focused on art. and filmmaking. He and Suzy made two landmark films during that time. One, Rocklt. featured a 90ncert by Jim M0r- rison and The Doors as well as several other rock and roll shows from across the west during that seminal year of 1967. In 1969. they filmed Andy Warh01 and company making Lonesome Cowboys, which was partially filmed at Rancho Linda Vista in Oracle. During the course of his life, Martin made hundreds of movies and shot thousands of hours of film and video tape. He and Suzy proposed a video docu- mentary for Montana's Constitu- tional Convention. Later Martin made movies- featuring various famous artist's working in clay. Martin's presence as an observer in video was well noticed in the arts community throughout Mon- tana, and elsewhere. Martin and his family lived in Augusta, Montana where he set up and operated Peerless Pottery for many years. He also volunteered time with the Augusta PTA, and the Augusta Youth Center. When he and his family moved to Helena in t976. he assisted many local arts organizatioN as they built and expanded theirprograms. He was particularly active with the Myrna LoT Center and the Archie Bray Foundation. lie was one of the founding board members of Helena Civic Television. Cable channel 11 and [9 in Helena. Recently the main production studio, which Martin built, was ~med in his honor. 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Martin also tribute to his passion and support strove to create buildings that for grass roots media and video were attractive and beautifully art production, finished, Although art was Martin's pas- The last years of Montana Art sion. he was a visionary builder Works building efforts lay in the and contractor. He founded and construction of landscapes. Mar- operated Montana Art Works as tin used the natural local stone a diverse company dedicated to to create exterior land forms as the construction of art through a basis for plantings that would building. He designed and build enhance the overall presentation many solar and energy respon- of a building in its environment. sive buildings including solar His son Brynn continues this greenhouses, and earth-sheltered work. homes. All of his building design Martin is preceded in death paid attention to the position of by his fathei" Clifford. his sister the sun to add heat gain to homes Eileen (Holt/Larson. broth- in the winter, with proper shading ers [lurton and Clifford. He is devices and methodologies to cut survived by his wife of 46 years, off solar penetration during the Suzy: his son. Brynn: his mother. non heating season. He designed Ada Reed Holt who is 99 years and built the New Western Bun- young; and numerous nieces and galo as a universal design, solar nephews. and energy responsive residence A memorial service was held that used proper siting of the Sept. 10 in Helena, Montana, at house to achieve the best energy Holt's Quarry. June 16, 1930 - September 11, 2011 Virginia J. Thomas {June) passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on Sept. ll, 20tl in Tucson. June was born in Oklahoma on June 16, 1930. She lived in San Manual for more than 40 years, working for Magma Copper Company as a nurse at the hospital from 1971 until she retired at the age of 65. She loved to read and enjoyed many weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends and family. June had been an active member of the Eastern Star for many years and was a Past Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the " PEO. June is survived by her children Paul Thomas and Shaft (Tim) Jackson; grandchildren, Scott and Scan; and her brother Bob (Carol) Hicks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard. and son. Ricky Thomas. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Casas Adobes Assisted Living for all their kindness June Thomas and help these past couple of years. We would also like to thank Casa de la Luz Hospice for their compassion and professionalism that they showed for our Mother, it was very comforting. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer/ Dementia Society. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley To leave a condolence please visit www.vistosofuneralhome. com. '~llm~'qrPTT-, -~ - "" ,i rTM , ~,r]-w 'r~,r-rlr 1 r!; ......... "~ ........... ,'~'~lt'?~, - , ." .... -~r~''r ........ , "- "'-" ..'