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Leilani Gale Martin
January 18, 1946 - June 16, 2024

Place of Birth: Bottineau, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 78

Leilani “Loni” Martin, 78, of Yakima, WA, formerly of Williston, ND, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at Yakima Memorial Hospital in Yakima, WA due to recent health issues.

Leilani Martin (Loni) was born January 18th, 1946 in Bottineau, ND to Harold and Evelyn Holdaas. She was raised in Bottineau and graduated from Bottineau High School with the class of 1964.

On December 23, 1963 Loni married Gerald Martin. They had 2 daughters – Renae and Patty (born on Loni’s 20th birthday). In 1968 Loni and Gerald moved to Williston where they lived ever since.

She worked at American State Bank for 37 years where she embraced the many friendships over the years. Loni enjoyed bowling and playing Bingo. She was a big Atlanta Braves fan and watched them as much as she could. She loved her family dearly and cherished the time she had with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Last year Loni decided to move to Yakima, WA. where she could be near and enjoyed spending time with her sisters.

Loni is survived by her daughter, Patty (Jody) Monson of Billings, MT; granddaughters, Amanda (Damien) Hanson of Williston ND, Taylor Monson of Billings, MT; grandsons, Jordan Hanson of Bowbells ND, Blair (Lindsay) Monson of Denver, CO; sisters, LuAnn (Don) Malo of Olympia, WA, Laurel Chastain of Yakima, WA, Audrey Daum of Hawaii, Nancy (Rudy) Carranza of Yakima, WA; 8 great- grandchildren; son-in-law, Les Hanson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald in 2009; daughter, Renae in 2017; parents, Harold and Evelyn Holdaas; brother, Kenneth Holdaas.

The family is requesting In lieu of flowers or if you are wanting to give a memorial, please consider giving to St. Joseph’s Church, PO Box K, Williston, ND or the charity of your choice.

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Linda (Montgomery) Lee (Billings, Montana)
Jun 18, 2024
Dear Patty and family; I'm so saddened to hear that beautiful Leilani (Loni) passed away! She was certainly a great influence on my early working career and I will forever cherish our friendship! I always loved her first name was beautiful!! Rest in peace Leilani!!
Tammie Hill (Bismarck , ND)
Jun 18, 2024
To Loni’s family, with deepest sympathies, my heart breaks for you. I, like Linda Lee, worked with Loni at American State Bank in the proof department. I will always remember those days with great fondness and I, too, loved her name, Leilani. May you find comfort knowing she rests in the loving arms of Jesus.
Thank you, Loni for all the wonderful memories!!
Charelle Johnson
Jun 18, 2024
I'm so sorry for your families loss. She was such a close friend to my grandma Isy for many many years. I remember babysitting her grandkids when I lived next door to her. Cherish the memories you all had together.
Jeanne Knudsvig & Bonnie Smith
Jun 19, 2024
Sending prayers for all of you! Keep her memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead..
Sincere sympathy
Jeanne & Bonnie Smith
Marlyce Hegdahl-Wilkerson (Senoia, GA)
Jun 21, 2024
Leilani was a childhood friend and playmates in Bottineau many years ago. Often wondered where she was as memories of her, and her family have just popped up from time to time over the years. Condolences to family; she was a good friend.
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