Bert Martineau peacefully passed away on October 11, 2023 at the age of 91. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 5, 1932 to Adrian and Sally Martineau. His parents died when Bert was six months old, and he was raised by his grandparents who owned a logging camp near Bangor, Maine. While at Army training at Fort Lewis, Washington, he met Laura at a dance in Kelso. They were married on October 20, 1956. When he returned from his term in Germany, they bought the farm on Spruce Creek Road in the Oak Point area west of Longview where they celebrated 67 years of marriage. They raised their four children there. Bert enjoyed raising horses, cattle and sheep and had many loyal border collies over the years.
He worked in several mills and all of the logging supply businesses in Longview before retiring early to become a full-fledged farmer.
Bert and Laura's youngest child, Bart, passed away last year. Bert was very sad and missed Bart greatly after his passing. Bert is lovingly missed by his wife, Laura (Whitten) of Longview and family: Shirley and (Kurt) Sacha, Sally Martineau, Lee Ann and (Tony) Bishop; grandchildren: Candice Wilson, Brian Sacha, Nicole Sacha,
Jennifer Sacha, Jeremy Canine, Matt Bishop and Kelsey Eastridge, Sarah Martineau and great grandchildren: Wyatt and Aubrey Eastridge, Addison, Makenna and Tessa Sacha, Taylah Archield, Drayson Bell, and Jeffery Parrish.
A memorial service will be held October28 at 12 noon at Stella Lutheran Chapel at 124 Sherman Road, Longview. Reception following at the church. If you wish, please plant a flower as a remembrance for Bert and Bart.