Nelva June Bolt Martin

February 17, 1933 – January 10, 2022


Nelva June Bolt Martin, age 88 died peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on January 10, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Eldorado at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Nelva was born February 17, 1933 in Brady, Texas, an only child to Savola Marion and Fannie Pearl Duncan Bolt.

She grew up in Eldorado, Texas and met the love of her life Charley Jim Martin, when they attended High School together.. Jim and Nelva were married February 3, 1951 and spent almost 70 years together. They were blessed with two children Charlie Jim “Jimmy” Martin and Virginia Sue “Jenny Sue” Martin Trainer.

Nelva was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Eldorado for 71 years and a Methodist Youth Fellowship Sponsor. She was also involved with Martha’s Angels and the local Woman’s Club where she met many of her lifelong friends. She was a loving homemaker, seamstress and enjoyed traveling with Jim around Texas square dancing and their annual trips to Santa Fe, NM. When their children were younger, they spent time traveling to Mexico and around the United States.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charley Jim Martin, son-in-law Mitch Trainer, and great grandsons Gant and Grady Trainer.

Nelva is survived by her children, Jimmy Martin and wife Sherry, and Jenny Sue Trainer of Eldorado, TX. Sister-in-law, Patsy Martin Kenner of Houston, TX

Our “Ninny” was a loving grandmother to Pat Martin of San Angelo, TX, Jess and Hallie Martin of San Angelo, TX, Toni Martin and Andrew Bennett of Santa Fe, NM, Wil and Melinda Trainer of Mont Belvieu, Jody and Danny Galindo of Sonora, TX, Jake and Lynzi Trainer of Sonora, TX.

Great Grandchildren; Hudson, Wiley, Laney, Markie, Jack, Zeke, Millie, Taylor, Wyatt, Jamie and Vanessa, Katy and Jesse, Gentri, Harper, Hadley.

Great-Great Grandchildren; Ella Rose, Lyla, Lukas.

Nelva was blessed toward the end of her life to have spent extra time with her granddaughter, Jody and great-granddaughter, Laney when they served as her caregivers.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Holley and Cheryl Whitten-Kelley, Dora Fuentes, Leonor Garza, Kathleen Riendeau, Heather Rowan, Rosa Reyes, and Lucy Guzman who helped take care of Nelva. We also greatly appreciate our Hospice of San Angelo nurses and friends Candy and Charlene.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of San Angelo, Schleicher County Meals for the Elderly, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at