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1940 Martin 2022

Martin George Halvorson III

November 1, 1940 — November 18, 2022


Martin George Halvorson ll, 82, of Santa Fe, N.M. passed away at home with his wife Nancy by his side on November 18th, 2022. Martin was born on November 1, 1940, in St. Paul MN to Martin G. and Lillian D. (Pederson) Halvorson. Martin is survived by his wife of 43 years Nancy (Corder) Halvorson, Children Pamela (Halvorson) Manister and husband Shane of Vine Grove, K.Y., Jason Halvorson of Santa Fe, N.M., Christopher Halvorson of Albuquerque N.M., Marty is also survived by his brother Mala Crow (Thomas J. Halvorson) near Magdalena N.M. and sister Kristine (Halvorson) Coonrod and husband Timothy of Little Shasta, CA. In addition, Martin leaves behind his grandchildren Isabella 6, Zayryan 5, Laurien 4, Lorenzo 3, Major 2 and Malena 1, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Martin was predeceased by his parents Martin G. and Lillian D. Halvorson of Roseville, MN., sisters Judith A. (Halvorson) Jensen of Circle Pines, MN. And Karen D. (Halvorson) Belair of Shoreview, MN.

Martin was a proud veteran having served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Mount Baker stationed at Treasure Island San Francisco, CA. where he achieved the Rank of AE-4 and was awarded the good conduct award.

Martin was a computer programming master. Among his many accomplishments he wrote and installed computer programming software for a very large radio telescope array in Hawaii, as well as writing and installing the programming for the linear accelerator at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.  

Martin wrote computer programs which provided a way for computers to communicate with each other.  He also enjoyed developing computer graphics and he later worked for Los Alamos National laboratory.  Martin retired “from the strife of earning money” while working at New Mexico Supreme Court where he was a Systems Analyst. While there, he created and patented a software program that allowed the courts to send court files electronically which made life easier.

Martin enjoyed a variety of activities. He was especially fond of astrophysics, studying the solar system and skiing with his kids.  Martin shared the passion of photography with Nancy, creating beautiful photographs while taking trips throughout New Mexico. The aspen trees were among his favorite subjects.  The whole family enjoyed visiting National Monuments and Parks and many more places throughout the United States.

Martin was a proud member of the NRA. He enjoyed competition shooting with his boys.

Martin was a philanthropist making contributions to World Ark, Habitat for Humanity, and his local humane society because he enjoyed helping.

Martin will be greatly missed by all those who loved and knew him, and by his loving dog Dottie. He was a very caring, loving, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Martin lived a long and great life., which he lived to the fullest, on his own terms.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Española Humane, 108 Hamm Parkway,  Espanola, N.M.87532  

Internment and a celebration of his life will be held at a Memorial Service in early January.

The family of Martin George Halvorson has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.  505.747.7477

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