The Organization - Photo courtesy of Royce Ferguson
The Organization
Everett, Washington
1964 - 1967


Denny Boyd ~ Tenor Saxophone
Royce Ferguson ~ Keyboards, Trumpet
Marty Gemmer  ~ Guitar, Vocals
Lew Ramstead ~ Bass, Vocals
Jim Simpson ~ Drums

In Memory of

Lew Ramstead
Marty Gemmer

"The Organization"  was from Everett, Washington and gigged in Everett and Seattle area from 1964 to 1967.

Royce Ferguson, February & September 2006

Martin ‘Marty’ Wayne Gemmer, 59
Posted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 - 12:08:27 am MDT

Martin “Marty” Wayne Gemmer, 59, “went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” on Friday, April 4, 2008.  He died in his home from natural causes.

Marty was born Sept. 20,1948, in Mount Vernon, Wash., to Quenton and Jennie Gemmer.

He graduated from Cascade High School in 1966, the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1970, followed by the Bible College in Burien, Wash., with a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1974.

It was in Bible College that Marty met the love of his life, Connie Moser. They were married Aug. 4, 1973.

Marty and Connie moved to the Flathead in January 1982, to be the music ministry director of their church. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a Farmer’s Insurance agent.

Marty loved coaching softball, and music, and especially people. He always had time to listen, talk and help people. He gave unselfishly of his time and talents.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Gemmer, and daughter, Damaris Brooke, at the family home in Kalispell; along with his son, Blair Reynold Gemmer, of Missoula.

Most of all, Marty loved the Lord. He had “ a call to unity broadcast” on KALS radio. In recent years, he made several trips to Bulgaria with his family to do ministry and mission work with the gypsies, where he left a piece of his heart.

A service to celebrate Marty’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the New Covenant Fellowship, followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gemmer family at the New Covenant Fellowship.

Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for the family.

There is one small error in the above copy.  Marty's birth date was October 20, 1948.

Theresa Gemmer, November 2008

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Last Update:  29 November 2011
Credits:  Royce Ferguson, Pamela Mussi, Theresa Gemmer
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