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Jim Hinkson senior picture

Jim Hinkson recent picture with mountain background

[April 19, 2001]
Jim Hinkson
E-mail: jhinkson@aol.com
5805 Robin Hood Drive
El Sobrante, CA 94803
Marital Status: Married
Children: I have five children and six grandchildren.
Occupation: Until May of last year I was an electrical engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, CA. I am now retired after nearly 37 years at the lab and enjoying woodworking at home. I do a little engineering conlsutation on the side just to stay somewhat active in the business.
Comments: I have wonderful memories of PHHS and my friends. I missed the 1997 reunion in Eugene, but I attended the 1987 reunion at PHHS. It was there that I found Arnie Martin, my former music teacher. I was a member of the PHHS band for four years. I played the tuba and string bass. Martin was my favorite teacher and a good friend. He touched a lot of young lives with grace and charm.

Arnold Martin in 1957

Arnold Martin in 1963

Arnold Martin about 2001

Mr. Arnold E. Martin

"Memories of an Outstanding Teacher and Friend

Arnold E. "Arnie" Martin, a former music teacher at Pleasant Hill High School, passed away on April 15th at the age of 81. He is fondly remembered as a wonderful, kind man who made my PHHS experience something I will never forget. I can recall many exciting concerts, the Dixieland jazz band, marching at Billie football games and in various parades around the area. Mr. Martin was a strong influence on my life. He taught me the value of hard work and doing something well. He was a fine teacher and a gentleman.

Jim Hinkson, Class of 1957"

From the April 18, 2001 Eugene Register Guard obituary section:

A memorial service [was held] April 21 for Arnold E. "Arnie" Martin of Eugene, who died April 15 of age-related causes. He was 81.

Martin was born April 28, 1919 in Fairland, Okla., to Robert and Lillie Bond Martin. He married Janet Felsher in Eugene on July 19, 1959. He served in the Army's 158th Bushmasters combat team during World War II. He earned Masters degree in music from the University of Oregon. He retired as an educator. He enjoyed music and golf. He played with the STarliters, the Eugene Wind Ensemble and the Silver Fox Bayou Band. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Kiwanis, and the Elks.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott of Venta and Chris of Springfield; two sisters, Mary Lou Boyd of Tulsa, Okla., and Maxine Springs of Eugene; and thre grandchildren.

Saturday's service [was held] at ...Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Burial [was] at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Hospice or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

For a collection of pictures of Arnold Martin during his 14 years at Pleasant Hill High School, click here.

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