Heaven and angels rejoiced as they received Duane C. Martin on December 31, 2010. Survived by his children, Wesley and Colton Martin; mother of his children, Lisa (Dillow) Martin; mother, Jackie Martin; sister, Cindy (Rod); nieces, Stephanie and Rachel; nephews, Nathan and Garrett; close uncle, Randy (Laura) Vance of Pueblo; large extended loving families - Vance, Livingston, Larimore and Dillow- including numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Also survived by numerous special friends including, Chris Fesmire, Rod Sanata and the Storm and Fusion Baseball families. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Lorraine Vance. Duane was born on March 3, 1967, in Limestone, Maine. He graduated in 1985, from Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, worked for General Electric in Turkey for 3 years and had been the owner of The Big Picture for the last 15 years. Duane's biggest love was spending time with his boys - playing sports, coaching, four wheeling, fishing and hunting. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Memorials may be made to Wesley and Colton Martin Memorial Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Jackie,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Duane. Know that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Last year while back in Colorado with relatives, went to the mall and stopped in at Duane’s shop. We had such a nice visit and he was so happy and proud when he spoke about all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Don and Terry Bryant

  2. My Dear Jackie,
    My sympathy is with you. I am sending my condolences and all my love to you and all of your family. My main memory of Duane goes back to the time when he was 2 or 3 years old. Jackie, you were working and I babysat Duane and Cindy. Duane was so cute and sweet, and he had a hard time keeping his shoe laces tied. He would come up to me and pop that little foot out in front of him and look up into my face and say “tie my sue please”. Although I haven’t seen him in a long time I understand he has never changed from the loving, friendly and smiling person he was then. My prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Marge Carter

  3. Our sincere sympathy to each of you. We were long time customers of Duane and so proud of the many lovely things that he crafted for us. He was always to kind and friendly. He spoke with such pride about his boys. He will be missed.

  4. Lisa, Wesley, Colton and Family,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you.

  5. I personnaly never met Duane, but my parents EK and Madge Becher spoke very highly of Duane since they met him when he attended CSU-Pueblo sporting events. We are so sorry to hear about his passing. On behalf of the Becher family we offer our prayers to the Martin family, kids, Lisa, Connie, and friends. May God bless you during this very tough time

  6. Lisa, Wesley, Colton and family
    So sad for your loss!
    Duane was a wonderful and kind person!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always!!!

    Kathi & Jason Archuleta
    Mike & Ryan Churchfield

  7. Lisa, Wesley and Colton,

    Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Please know that you have a neighborhood around you sending up prayers.

    God Bless You All

  8. Thoughts are with you all at this sad time. We will miss running into Duane. He was always so friendly. Hugs from the Eberharts.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t think I have seen Duane since the family reunion in Winter Park. I do remember he was always making us laugh, he was a good guy, and he had a great smile! My heart breaks for Jackie and his boys especially, but for all who were close to him. Thoughts and prayers xoxox

  10. Dear Lisa, Wesley and Colton,

    We are sorry for your loss. We lived across the street from you on Ironweed (1992-1997). We always look forward to receiving your Christmas letter. We enjoy hearing about your family and your mom makes us laugh. Duane was a good guy and a great dad. He will be missed and remembered fondly. Keep making him proud.

  11. Jackie,
    I am so very sorry to read of your loss. May you and your family feel God’s peace and comfort during this time. You are in my prayers.

  12. I enjoyed working with Duane at Bountiful Farms. I have many good memories of driving truck, baling hay & shop time. With sympathy for your loss. Kenneth Sorensen

  13. To the family of Duane:
    I worked for Duane for awhile at the Big Picture he was a super good guy.
    He was so very proud of his family,always had a smile on his face and I’m sure he does right now also.
    My thoughts and prayer are with you all right now.

  14. My thoughts and prayers to Wesley and Colton. I worked for Duane at The Big Picture 10 years ago when I was in college. He was the very best of men and the best boss I have ever worked for. Again, thoughts and prayers for his sons.

  15. To the family of Duane Martin:

    Sorry for your loss of Duane. He is in our thoughts and prayers as he leaves behind two wonderful young men. As their coach, teacher, and friend, I am sad to see Duane leave behind Wesley and Colton. Wesley and Colton are two of the most polite, dedicated, and hardworking citizens and sportsmen I have dealt with at HMS – this is a real tribute to Duane. He will be proud to know that they will continue to work hard for their successes in life both in and out of the classroom. My condolences once again…

  16. duane your life was short but so meaningful,and you brought many smiles to many people. rest in peace,and know i will check on the boys. much love. suzan phillips

  17. There are no words to express the grief and loss we feel. Duane was such a kind and gentle soul, and our family will never be the same without him. My heart is broken for Aunt Jackie, Wesley, Colton, Cindy and Uncle Randy. You are all in my prayers, that God will hold you so very close and give you comfort. Duane will be sorely missed. We love you.

    Sincerely,
    Elissa, Jeff and family

  18. Our love & prayers are with you all! Duane is now with his grandparents in our Lord’s House. Bless you all. Please keep in touch. Love, Sueanne

  19. Duane, it is to soon that you have left us. But Heaven is now a better place. I am Proud and Honored to say that you are my friend! You will always be in my heart. Thank You.

  20. Our family and the Martins go way back when we were neighbors on Meadowland Blvd. Have wonderful memories of the fun times we shared. Remember when Duane was baby-sitting Kim and Jeff and the house was all locked up and we could not get in!! He was a sleep on the couch (we could see him). We finally called our home phone and our daughter Kim woke up and let us in.

    It is with a heavy heart today, my friend, that you and your family know our prayers and love are with you today and always.

    Carol and Jim Wichman and family

  21. Our deepest condolences for your loss. We truly enjoyed seeing and talking to Duane at the ball fields and anywhere we would run into him. Always had a smile on his face that could light up the field.
    Wesley & Colton..Our prayers are with you boys for the loss of a great father. We will really miss him. Much Aloha in the time of your loss….
    Always Chris, Maile & Jayson Ortiz

  22. Sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember seeing and chatting with Duane at the boys’ games. He did so much for them and their teams; the trophies he made at the end of the seasons were priceless memories. So glad we got to know him. You are all in our hearts and prayers!
    Adrienne, Raymond, Ryann & Alayna Martinez

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