Carl Martins

Bayfield resident Carl Martins died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home. He was 79.

Mr. Martins was born to Anthony and Maria Martins on April 30, 1933, in Lawrence, Mass. He grew up in Lawrence and moved to Colorado Springs in 1950.

Mr. Martins worked in Denver for a few years, and from 1985 to 2000, he and his wife, Chris, co-owned and operated Office Outfitters at the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue in Durango.

Mr. Martins was an opera lover and performer. He sang with the Colorado Springs Opera and performed with theater troupes in the region. An avid bowler, he had a few “perfect 300s” to his name. Mr. Martins also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Cleo.

Mr. Martins is survived by his wife, Chris Martins, of Bayfield; children Lynne and Michael Martins; and stepchildren Rae, Shawn and Cheryl.

Cremation will occur. Per his request, no services will be held

Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.