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Obituary for Martin David Strand

Martin David Strand passed away on February 28, 2022 in Cedar City, Utah. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 3, 1952 to Kenneth Byron Strand and Hilda Belle (Ryser) Strand, the 4th of 7 children. Their family relocated to California in 1955, settling in Northridge. MartinHe served a mission for the LDS church in Southern Germany and graduated from California State University at Northridge in 1977. Martin met C. Gabrielle (Brown) on 2-14-75; exactly one year later he proposed as they were skiing on top of the clouds at Mt. Baldy, California. Martin and Gabby were married on February 6, 1977 in Canoga Park, California and sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles temple on October 7, 1977. Martin lived with his growing family in Simi Valley and San Dimas, California, before moving to Cedar City, Utah in 1995.

Martin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin and uncle; a loyal friend; and trustworthy and respected accountant. He loved numbers, business, the tax code, investing, working on cars, skiing, fishing, sailing, the beach, corny jokes, junk food, and serving the Lord. He worked extremely hard all of his life to provide for his family, passionately pursued family history and genealogy. Martin had a dry sense of humor and infectious laugh. Those who knew him, truly knew him, loved his company and cared for him dearly. Martin’s office was his second home and he found much joy in helping his clients solve problems and realize their dreams, touching many lives with his knowledge, creativity, and keen business and financial sense.

His life’s success is most evident in the loving husband he was, the five children he raised, the successful business he had. Marty worked quietly, unseen; faithfully serving family and friends while unselfishly seeking no praise.

Martin is survived by his wife Gabrielle; children Wendy (Kyle), Mike, Eric (Tiani), Danny, Jillian (Alex); grandchildren Brooke, Malia, Lucie, Brielle, Leo, and Logan; and siblings Carolyn, Stephen, Sherrie, Linda, Kerry, and Corey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Belle Strand. “What matters most is how we live and love and how we serve” ‘Til we meet again.