Tomorrow morning at 11 am we will be at the memorial service for Claude Martin. All are welcome and it is expected to be a pretty big gathering since Claude was well known in the community for his work on the Austin Toy Run and the Bunny Run. Claude, you will be missed.

Note: After the service, we will be hiding up to the Shield of Faith benefit at Hardtails in Georgetown.

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From the Beck Funeral Home web site;

Claude Martin December 6, 1958 – April 19, 2016

Mr. Claude Donald Martin, of Austin, TX, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 57.

Claude was born to parents Donald and Pauline (Valliere) Martin on December 6, 1958 in Berlin, New Hampshire. He grew up as the second eldest of five and graduated Berlin High School in 1976. He graduated from Plymouth Technician School in 1978 on a scholarship earned from winning a troubleshooting contest in Chicago. In 1979 Claude enlisted into the United States Air Force sending him to North Dakota and eventually Texas.

Claude married Faye October 16, 2000 in Austin, TX. Claude and Faye were well travelled, visiting every state with the exception of Alaska. They would ride cross country taking multiple road trips in vehicle and on their motorcycle. They were truly inseparable. He dedicated much of his time to charity organizations like, Helping Hand Home for Children, Texas School of the Blind and The Capital Area Food Bank. He also donated his hair bi-annually to Locks of Love. Most notably was his work organizing the Texas Motorcycle Association’s annual Toy Run and Bunny Run.

He loved to cook food, smoke BBQ, and his “famous” chili will always be remembered. In more recent times, Claude and Faye would ride the motorcycle every day the weather was good. Traveling 100 miles in whatever direction they felt. He would say, “They were never lost, they were just in a place they hadn’t been before.”

Claude is survived by his wife Faye Martin; his daughters, Kristy Hannigan and Amanda Parramore; his son in law, Tijaon Parramore; his son, Michael Martin; his daughter in law Victoria Stout; his grandchildren, Caleb Hannigan, Raeley Parramore, Naomi Parramore, Kaden Parramore, and Cian Shannon; his sister, Diane Viger; his brothers, David Martin and Roland Martin; his father, Donald Martin; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pauline (Valliere) Martin; and his sister, Jeanne Savage.

A celebration of his life will be held for the public Saturday, April 30, starting at 11 a.m. at Beck Funeral Home in Pflugerville.

Charitable donations can be made in Claude’s name to Helping Hand Home for Children and The Capital Area Food Bank.

Arrangements under the care of Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Services 512-251-3500

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