Harvey J. Martin
Jr., 82, passed away in the comfort of his home on February 2nd,
2020 in Hot Springs, SD. He was born on August 22, 1937 in Mount
As a child Harvey sang in the choir at the Episcopal Church in
Danbury, CT. He played varsity football as left tackle and graduated
from Danbury High School in 1955...
He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958.
Part of those years spent serving on the U.S.S. Tringa as part
of the Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Harvey met the love his life, Jackie, in 1990 at a church social.
They were married on July 10, 1991 in Colorado Springs. Jackie,
Harvey and Shellie worked together to build a successful wholesale
floral business, Petal Pushers Express, which they operated for
10 years. During this time they also enjoyed time traveling and
visited Italy, Canada, Mexico, and many locations closer to home.
In 2008 they sold the floral business and began retirement.
In 2011 they sold their home in Colorado Springs and made the
move back home (for Jackie) to Hot Springs, SD. They wasted no
time in becoming evolved in their new community. Perhaps their
greatest love was that of gardening. Together they turned their
new yard into a beautiful garden, which often had those driving
by, admiring it. Their gardening extended into the community
of Hot Springs as each summer they adopted a pod on a corner
of the downtown area. Jackie, Harvey and Chris spent many hours
making the corner into a mini garden of beautiful flowers. Harvey
truly loved Hot Springs and the Black Hills
Harvey lived each day of his life with simplicity and integrity.
His family appreciated his thoughtfulness, caring hugs, calm
presence, and loving personality. He showed wisdom and insight
within his family and his life. "There wasn't a road he
wouldn't travel down, there wasn't anyone he met who was a stranger"
Harvey is survived by his wife, Jackie Martin, children: Bruce
R. Martin(Kathy) Greeley, CO, Walter Martin (Tara) Galeton,
CO, Judy Moya ( David ) Anna, TX, Chuck Martin (Debbie) Anaheim
CA, Chris Martin, Hot Springs SD, Shellie Greto (Jim) Colorado
Springs CO, sister: Virginia Kowalski (Jim), Southbury CT
grandchildren: Jessica Polland(Andy) Cheyenne, WY, Michael Moya
(Tarah) Mineral Wells TX, Rachel Moya,TX; Christina Moya, TX;
Carly Johansson (Mike) Livermore, CO, Saverio Greto, Colorado
Springs, CO, Hannah Martin, Portland, OR, Zack Martin, Castle
Rock CO, Melissa Haeberle (Jesse) Lake Elsinore CA, Brianna Bruce
(Robert) Anaheim CA, Crista Martin (Felipe) Phoenix, AZ and the
pride of his and Jackie's life, great-grandchildren, Tyrus and
Aspen Johansson, Rypken and Rylin Martin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Harvey's
memory be made to the Grace of the Pines Hospice in Hot Springs,
A memorial service will be held in Harvey's honor at Chamberlain-McColley's
Funeral Home in Hot Springs on Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley's
Funeral Home in Hot Springs.