Norris “Slim” Martin

Norris “Slim” Martin passed away, July 8, 2021, at the Conejos County Hospital. He was born in Alamosa, Colorado. He made his home mainly in Manassa.

Slim was a cowboy! He worked many years for the farmers and ranchers around Manassa. He did some farm work by getting crops planted, irrigating (which he disliked) and then taking care of the hay. He didn’t mind the farm work, but he really loved working with the cattle and calving season. His greatest joy was taking the cattle to the mountains and then tending them during the summer. In the mountains, he could be alone and be his own boss. Depending on who he was working for, he had a best friend and coworker by the name of Zac. They knew each other’s work ethics and they enjoyed being together. They worked hard, played hard and helped each other through the good and bad times. Slim loved to tell his cowboy stories to anyone that wanted to listen to them. He had many great and exciting adventures and it was always fun to hear him reminisce his adventures.

As a teenager, Norris often went to Moffat and worked with his Uncle Robert on the Mitchell Ranch. This was a time to get away from home and still enjoy doing the ranch work that he loved. He loved horses. He loved everything about being around a horse.

Norris made friends easily. Once he was your friend you could always depend on him. He had a kind heart…..but a very bad temper you didn’t want to mess with. He will be greatly missed by many friends and family members.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He honored his membership in the Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bud and Peggy Martin, his sister Loretta Martin Hoover and his great-niece Abigail Anderson.

He is survived by sisters, Paula Broyles of Orem, Utah; Kathy (Bryan) Knight of Manassa; brothers, Dan (Maureen) Martin and Dwight of Kansas; Kent (Judy) Mitchell of Alamosa, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation was selected and a graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.


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