The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Martinez, Abel
Abel Martinez - Denver Rocky Mountain News - May 21, 2000 - Abel Martinez, 87, of Arvada died May 15. Services were May 18. Mr. Martinez was born in La Veta on Nov. 22, 1912. He married Rose Duran, 1945. He was a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas. Survivors include his wife; sons John of Arvada, Leonard and Paul, both of Bailey, Robert of California; daughters Theresa Rehbein, Mary Martin, Leah Israelsky and Frances, all of California; sister Pauline Lopez of Westminster; 14 grandchildren.

Martinez, Abel B.
Abel B. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2006 - Abel B. Martinez, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Isidorita Martinez; brothers, Alex Martinez, Enoch Martinez and Ernest Martinez; sisters, Faustina Trujillo, Orpha Lucero, Eunice Reichert and Lydia Lopez; and grandson, Elvie Apodaca. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marina Martinez; children, Jo Ann (Garry) Moore, Judith (Charles) Durbin and Veta (Marty) Quintana; brother, Amos (Ethel) Martinez; sister Beatrice Myers; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today and funeral service 11 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team.

Martinez, Abel D.
Abel D. Martinez - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Walsenburg resident, Abel D. Martinez, 66, died November 10, 1998, at Pueblo Manor Care Center. Born October 3, 1932, in Mogote to Antonio and Reginalda Dominguez Martinez, he was married to Mercy Sandoval. He was a rancher and a member of the Eagles Lodge #1187 and enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, livestock shows, and the time he spent with his family. Survivors include his wife, Mercy, of the family home; two daughters, Sandra Martinez, Antonito and Rosalie Robles, Denver; two sons, David, Alamosa and Joe Dan, Antonito; two sisters, Mamie Martinez, Denver and Elva Stormbush, Georgia; two brothers, Dan, Mogote and Tino, Antonito; 13 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Funeral service was held November 14 in Cristo El Rey Assembly of God Church in Antonito. Burial was in Martinez Cemetery in Las Mesitas.

Martinez, Adeline
Adeline Martinez - Huerfano World - January 25, 2007 - Adeline Martinez, 97, went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2007, in Sparks, NV. Preceded in death by her husband Jose Ramon, brothers, sister, grandson, and son-in-law. Survived by daughters, Della, Lucille, Rose, and Pauline; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; also survived by brother Simon Aguirre, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Adeline enjoyed being with her family, crocheting, word-search books, baking gardening, her chickens, and chewing gum. Grandma Lena will be dearly missed by all those who were touched by her life. Memorial Rosary 2 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2007, at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner.

Martinez, Aggie
Aggie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Aggie Martinez, 87, was born March 26, 1911, in Pueblo, and passed away Dec. 28, 1998, in Pueblo. He was loved and respected by five generations of family. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Ramona- children, Shirley Trujillo, Gary Martinez, and Wilma Gilley- nine grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. They will always cherish the memory of Aggie Martinez. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Aggie retired from CF&I in 1973 and had a passion for the dog races, the Broncos and the Rockies. What he loved most, however, and was absolutely superb at, was his role as husband, father and grandfather. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will greet visitors between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Agustinita
Agustinita Martinez - Huerfano World - October 1, 1992 - Agustinita Martinez, 79, of Redwing, died Sept. 24, 1992, after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 15, 1912, in Chama to George and Filomena Jacques Sanchez, she lived her entire life in the Redwing and Chama area attending the County School through the eighth grade. She married the late Genaro Martinez Apr. 18, 1938. A devoted member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Mrs. Martinez suffered a stroke that affected her speech, shortly after the death of her son Genaro in September, 1989. She suffered another stroke in March which left her paralyzed. She was living with her daughter Pauline Valdez. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her children, Dorothy Ontiveros and Pauline Valdez, Redwing, Orlando Martinez, Gardner and Isidore Martinez, Pueblo; a brother, Salvadore Sanchez, Pueblo; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., Monday from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chama. Burial was in Chama Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Albert E.
Albert E. Martinez - Huerfano World - September 12, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Albert E. Martinez who passed away two years ago September 16, 1989. - Verse - Sadly missed by Mother-Ophelia, sisters, brother and families.

Martinez, Alex
Alex Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1986 - Alex Martinez, services at La Junta Catholic Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Higbee Cemetery. Huerfano World - April 27, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my father, Alex Martinez, who died two years ago, Apr. 30, 1987. - Verse - Sadly missed by your daughter, Marlene. In Loving Memory of husband and father, Alex Martinez

Martinez, Alex
Alex Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1987 - Alex Martinez, 85, lifetime Walsenburg resident, passed away April 30, 1987, at a local hospital. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Alfonso A.
Alfonso A. Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 14, 2009 - Alfonso A. Martinez, 72, went before the Lord on January 11, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felecita and Maximo B. Martinez; and sister, Gloria. Al is survived by his ex-wife, Cecelia Martinez; son, Vince (Jackie) Martinez of Pueblo; daughters, Valerie Martinez of Colorado Springs and Audrie (Chris) Wilson of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Ragina (Tony) Pantoja, Michael, Jonathan Martinez all of Pueblo, Elizabeth and Victoria Martinez of Denver; great grandchildren, Avrianna and Anjelina Pantoja; brothers, Maximo, Wilford, Debari, Jimmy, David, Charles, Jesse and Seymore; and sister, Ernastine. Al was a decorated Vietnam Veteran receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and a Silver Star. He will be sadly missed by the above mentioned as well as many others. Viewing, 12 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 4 p.m., Thursday, St. Pius X. Family and friends will be received at the Church Hall following service. Interment 10:30 a.m., Friday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Martinez, Alfonso Blasé
Alfonso Blasé Martinez - Huerfano World - July 13, 1972 - Alfonso Blasé Martinez, 67, of Walsenburg, died in a Pueblo Hospital July 4, 1972, after an illness of several weeks. Before going to the Pueblo Hospital Mr. Martinez was living at the Trinidad Hone for the Aged because of his health. Mass of Resurrection was offered Saturday at St. Mary Church. Interment was in the North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Martinez was born Feb. 3, 1905, near Rouse. He was reared in the rural area and later worked in the coal mines until his retirement several years ago. He is survived by his third wife, Mrs. Isabel Martinez, Walsenburg, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Santistevan, Ogden, Utah; a son, Steve David Martinez, Denver; two brothers, Gabe Martinez, Walsenburg, Felix Martinez, Colorado Springs; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Martinez, Alfonso Sr.
Alfonso "Red" Martinez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1998 - Alfonso "Red" Martinez Sr., born Oct. 16, 1920, went to be with the Lord Dec. 18, 1998. Red was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Emma, of the family home- daughter, Patti Jo (John) Boyce of Lakeland, Fla.- son, Alfonso Jr. Sonny" (Leslie) Martinez- grandchildren, Roger (Kristal) Boyce, Lakeland, Fla., Garry (Beth) Boyce, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., J. Damian (Christie) Boyce, Lakeland, Fla., Erika Gallant, Pueblo, Devin (Kristin) Martinez, Fort Collins, and Beth Martinez and Aly Martinez, both of Pueblo- and six great-grandchildren, Ashlin, Kaleb, Seth, Taylor and Chesnie Boyce and Brooke Gallant. Also survived by aunt, Frances DeGrado- sisters, Marguerite (Willie) Cruz, Gloria Botts of Pueblo and Shirley (Robert) Reid of San Diego, Calif. - brother, Adolph of La Jolla, Calif. - sisters-in-law, Ophelia Martinez, Salt Lake City and Della Martinez, Montrose- brother-in-law, J.D. Martinez Jr., St. Louis- and numerous nieces and nephews- also included in the family are Tom and Doris Corzine and family and Ralph and Vivian Boyce and family- as well as many dear friends. Preceded in death by parents, John and Sophie Martinez- brothers, Richard Martinez and John Martinez Jr.- parents-in-law, J.D. and Rachel Martinez, all of Montrose- and brothers-in-law, Clinton Botts and Eloy Ortiz. As a young man, Red worked in the Gunnison Tunnel and helped build the Taylor Dam. He also worked as a supervisor at the Pueblo Army Depot for over 35 years until his retirement in 1976. After retiring from the PAD, he was a salesman at Aspen Motors. Red proudly served on the NEPCO Credit Union Board of Directors. He was a member of Pueblo Christian Center. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pueblo Christian Center. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Martinez, Alfred Alfonso
Alfred Alfonso Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2000 - Alfred Alfonso Martinez, 90, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, April 30, 2000. Survived by his wife of 54 1/2 years, Alva Martinez, Walsenburg; children, Freda Vigil, Pueblo, Simon Martinez, Walsenburg, Anna Martinez, Pueblo, Eliseo (Judy) Martinez, Loveland, and Basilio (Rose) Martinez, Pueblo; grandchildren, Cindy (Rodney) Pacheco, Travis AFB, Calif., Tammy Vigil, Lawrence, Kan., AIC David S. Vigil, Tinker AFB, Okla., John Paul (Myra) Martinez, Tracy Martinez, Pueblo, Marc (Renee) Martinez, Reedsburg, Wis., Eliseo Jr., Ryan and Brandon Martinez, Loveland, Hope (James) Valdez and Josh Martinez, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Andrew Pacheco, J.P. and Stefan Martinez, Raylene and Roxanne Trujillo, Shanoa Chacon and Cody and Nicole Martinez; a brother, Fritz Martinez, Walsenburg; a sister, Rose (Bob) Haviland, Salem, Ore.; and numerous relatives and friends. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, recited by Margie Vigil. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Graveside service, Fort Carson Burial Team. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 4, 2000 - Alfred Alfonso Martinez, 90, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 30, 2000 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Denver. Born Dec. 22, 1909 in Yellowstone to the late Basilio and Ramona Valdez Martinez, he was a construction worker by trade and loved the outdoors and working in his garden. He served in the US Army during World War II. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Alva, who he was married to for 54 1/2 years, of Walsenburg; his children, Fred Vigil, Anna Martinez and Basilio Martinez, Pueblo, Simon Martinez, Walsenburg, Eliseo Martinez, Loveland; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Fritz Martinez, Walsenburg; a sister, Rose Haviland, Salem, OR; numerous relatives and friends. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. (Thursday) from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary. Graveside service by the Fort Carson Burial Team in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Amada M.
Amada M. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1995 - Amada M. Martinez, 89, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 27, 1995, at Rocky Ford. Funeral Mass 7 p.m. Tuesday October 32, 1995, and prayer service 10 a.m. Wednesday November 1, 1995, both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Father Ray Van Dorpe, C.M. officiating. Internment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Martinez, Amelia C.
Amelia C. "Millie" Martinez - Huerfano World - June 15, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our mother, Amelia C. "Millie" Martinez, June 12, 1978. -Verse - Sadly missed by the family.

Martinez, Anastacia "Anna"
Mrs. Anastacia “Anna” Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1991 - Mrs. Anastacia “Anna” Martinez, 74 of Walsenburg, died June 23, 1991. Wife of Tito Martinez, Walsenburg; mother of Jacob L. Chavez, Pueblo, and Deborah Ann Chavez-Read, Walsenburg; grandmother of Scott Patrick Ruiz. Sister of Rudy Roybal, Carlsbad, Calif., Jake Roybal, Anaheim, Calif., and Marie Guerra, Pueblo; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles survive. Preceded in death by her first husband, John J. Chavez; and her parents, Jacobo and Snida Alarid Roybal. At her request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. Huerfano World - June 27, 1991 - Anna Martinez of Aguilar died June 23, 1991. Ann Martinez - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Loving Memory of our beloved Mother and Grandmother Ann Martinez who passed away one year ago June 23. - Verse - From your children, Jake and Debbie and your grandson Scott.

Martinez, Andrelita
Andrelita Martinez - Huerfano World - December 17, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1912: Mrs. Andrelita Martinez, a resident of this place for 25 years, died and was buried in the Wahatoya cemetery. She is the mother of Mrs. J.T. Maes.

Martinez, Andy
Andy Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2001 - Andy Martinez, 63, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 14, 2001. Born July 7, 1938, in Florence, Colo. Preceded in death by his daughter, Andrea Martinez; parents, John J. Martinez and Mary L. Martinez; brothers, Leroy Martinez and Pete Martinez; sisters, Cora Lucero and Suzanna Tena. Survived by former spouse, Theresa Martinez; daughters, Jamie Martinez, Pueblo, Toni Martinez, Burlington; brother, John (Marylene) Martinez, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; brother-in-law, Steve Lucero, Pueblo; sisters, Genevieve Cordova, Pueblo, Chistella (Tom) Barbee, San Mateo, Calif., Helen (Leroy) Fackler, Shawnee, Kan., Louisa (Pat) Johnson, Denver, Eleanor Valdez, Arvada; several nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Church.

Martinez, Angelina E.
Angelina E. "Angie" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2006 - Angelina E. "Angie" Martinez, 89, departed this life March 23, 2006, at the Westwind Village Facility. Mrs. Martinez was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Holcom, Kan., to Fedencio and Crucita (Hernandez) Esquivel. Her parents preceded her in death; as well as her husband, Fermin Martinez; also siblings, Ezekeal, Domingo, Nick and Timothy Esquivel, Mary Hernandez and Genevive Armijo. Angie was the Coronation Fiesta Queen for the Annual Independence of Mexico, Sept. 16, 1938. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, James M. Martinez; daughter, Betty J. Cruz; grandsons, Nick Night, Kelly Martinez, Jay M. Cruz; great-grandson, Jay R. Cruz; one brother, Lawrence (Dolores) Esquivel; other relatives and friends, to include daughter-in-law, Dorothy Martinez. Her kind heart, giving nature and bright smile will truly be missed. She prayed daily and trusted in the Lord with all of her heart. She finally is home and at peace with her creator. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jesse Perez as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, beside her beloved husband, Fermin.

Martinez, Angelina Maes
Angelina Maes Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2006 - Angelina Maes "Angie" Martinez, 92, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2006, at Life Care Center. Angie was born in Wagon Mound, N.M., on Oct. 17, 1914. She was born to Alejandro Maes and Erinea Garcia. She was raised in Trinidad, Colo. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School. She married Bernard Elias Martinez on July 5, 1937. Preceded in death by son, Joseph "Ralph" Martinez; husband and parents; as well as siblings, Herman J. Maes, Alphonso Maes, Anthony Maes, Lena Orborn and Frank Maes. Survived by brother, Manuel (Angie) Maes; sister-in-law, Mary Maes; children, Richard (Marylou) Martinez, Antoinette (Gary) Avery and Ronald D. Martinez; grandchildren, Jeff (Vicky) Martinez, Jennifer (Darren) Royal, and Adrea Avery (Chris Barela); great-grandchildren, Lily and Pierce Martinez, Alexandra Royal and Christopher Barela; step-grandchildren, Mark and Carter Chalsant. Mrs. Martinez was a member of Holy Family Parish. She also had been an active member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Eagles. She retired from J.C. Penney Co. Inc., in 1977. Angie was admired by her family and will be missed. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday; both services, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2006 - Also survived by grandson, Derick Avery. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday Holy Family Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Martinez, Angelus Manuel
Manuel Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Angelus Manuel Martinez, 41, passed away March 23, 2000, as the result of an auto accident. Burial, Cementerio Publico, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Martinez, Anita
Anita Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Anita Martinez, 95, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 4, 1999. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Abe Martinez. Also preceded in death by sisters, Clara Gomez, Patsy Romero, Charlotte Cordova; brothers, Fred, Sam, and Lee Armendariz. She is survived by sister, Lucy Hurtado; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Martinez, Anna Irene
Anna Irene Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2004 - Anna Irene Martinez, 64, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 28, 2004, after her battle with cancer. Born June 28, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Phyllis Carbajal; brother, Eugenio Carbajal; sisters, Trinnie Torres, Roberta Hernandez. Survived by husband, Sam Martinez; daughters, Patricia Gurule, Phyllis (Tom) Martinez-Nixon, Sammie Jo (Carl) Greaves; grandchildren, Casandra (Jason) Mater, Dacia Gurule, Tobi Greaves, David Nixon; special cousin, Albert Martinez; brother, Juan (Teresa) Carbajal; uncle, Carl Carbajal; aunt, Inez Carbajal; special friends, Frank and Linda Biondolillo; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends. Her loves were her grandchildren, bingo, Friday night card games, Broncos and crocheting. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Pius X Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall Sunday night, and Knights of Columbus Hall, corner of Acero and Mesa, Monday after interment. Anna Irene Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2004 - Anna Irene Martinez, 64, of Pueblo. Also preceded in death by her grandparents, Marcelino and Isidra Carbajal, Eugenio and Casandra Romero. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church. Relatives and friends will be received Sunday night at Romero Courtesy Hall and after the interment Monday at Knights of Columbus Hall, corner of Acero and Mesa.

Martinez, Annette Denise
Annette Denise Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Annette Denise Martinez, 35, born on July 17, 1970, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Dec. 10, 2005. Survived by her children, Brandon, Justin and Christian Milberger; fiancé, Chris Decker; mother, Patricia (Steve) Converse; sister, Alicia Martinez; nephew, James Bramall; nieces, Amorissa and Erica Bramall; grandfather, Frank Hijar; aunts and uncles, Rhoda Aragon, Jess (Vickie) Hijar, Franklin (Kathy) Hijar, Judy (Guillermo) Lazo, Teri Converse, Elena Martinez, Evelyn (Randy) Alexander and Richard Martinez. Preceded in death by her father, Billy Joe Martinez; grandmothers, Rachel Martinez and Petra Hijar; and uncle, Leon Aragon. Annette was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin and coach. Annette will be sadly missed by her family, friends, colleagues and fellow coaching staff for the Pueblo Mustangs. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Father Leonard Racki as celebrant. Both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Avenue. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. A fund has been established for Annette's children. Donations may be made through the funeral home or the Downtown branch of Wells Fargo Bank.

Martinez, Annie
Annie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2003 - Annie Martinez, born March 19, 1917, in Los Sauses, Colo., died Oct. 11, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Edmundo Martinez; and her son, Orlando Martinez. Survived by children, Emma (Jim) Moore, Pueblo, Priscilla Martinez-Hudak, Highlands Ranch, Orlando (Karon) Martinez, Atlanta, Ga., Ulfredo (Millie) Martinez, Pueblo, and Ed (Jan) Martinez, Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends whom she considered family. Annie was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Therese Church in Vineland for nearly 60 years. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Gate to Heaven Cemetery in Los Sauses, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero courtesy hall after vigil rosary Tuesday night.

Martinez, Annie
Annie Mansanares Martinez - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - In Memoriam - In Memory of my friend Annie Manzanares Martinez, a Walsenburg native who died last Tuesday, July 6, in Santa Fe where she made her home. She was preceded in death by her husband

Martinez, Anselmo Joe
Anselmo Joe Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Age 66, of San Antonio. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos.

Martinez, Anthony
Anthony (Tony) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2005 - Anthony (Tony) Martinez, 58, of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Susano & Elydia Martinez and brother Joseph. Survived by his wife, Dolores; children, Anthony, Victor and Jessica; and grandson, John Anthony, whom he was raising; siblings, Willie (Sally) Martinez, Alonzo, Val (Bernadette), Theresa (Eddie) Armijo, Martie Stabile and Cecilia Soderquist; five other grandchildren survive. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier at 6:00pm Thursday by Rev. Thomas Hinni.

Martinez, Anthony
Anthony Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2004 - Anthony Martinez, recently tragedy struck the city of Pueblo when Anthony passed away. Tony, as he was affectionately known, was originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He came to Pueblo in the early part of the 70's. He lived in Pueblo most of the last 33 years, minus a few years in the 80's. Having made his fortunes in Real Estate, Tony was thought highly of. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan B. Martinez and mother, Ernestine Martinez; his two sons, Anthony Michael Martinez III in 1979 and William Joseph Martinez in 1986. Tony is survived in life by his son, Daniel John (D.J.) Martinez of Albuquerque. Also he has two brothers, Ted and J.V. of Alb., and his brother Joe, of Chula Vista, Calif. Tony has one sister, Susan, of Alb. Tony we remember you fondly and loved you. God Bless you, Tony. Donations for Tony can be made at the United Leukodystrophy Foundation: 2304 Highland Dr., Sycamore, Ill. 60178. Tony will have final services in Albuquerque. His cremains will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. A Rosary will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004. A mass the following day at 9:00 a.m. The burial will be Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Martinez, Anthony B.
Anthony Brian Martinez - Huerfano World - May 6, 1993 - Patrolman dies - Funeral mass for Walsenburg Police Patrolman Anthony Brian Martinez who died at his home Apr. 30, 1993, was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. He was 28. Born Apr. 11, 1965 in Walsenburg to Antonio "Tony" and Ruth Soto Martinez, he had lived all of his life in the community, attending local schools. At the time of his death, he was also a member of the Walsenburg Volunteer Fire Department, an ambulance driver with Huerfano County and a part time driver for Boies Almont Chapel. Divorced, he is survived by four children, Allen Wayne, Anthony Brian Jr., Tracy Darlene and Terry Conception, Walsenburg; his mother, Ruth, Walsenburg; seven sisters, Ramona Martinez, Pueblo, Vanessa Martinez and Jolene Manzanares, Walsenburg, Marlene Cully and Teresa Sabet, Pennsylvania, Charlene Sanchez, San Jose, CA, and Lori Tovar, Texas; a brother, Gary Manzanares, Denver; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Antonia
Antonia Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1999 - Antonia Martinez passed away May 21, 1999. She is survived by sisters, Mary Cordova (caregiver), of the family home, and Duby Roybal- brother, Juan Martinez of Las Animas- and many nieces and nephews. Antonia is predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Filomena Martinez, and brothers, Pete Martinez and Simon Martinez. Antonia loved being around her family, especially babies. She also enjoyed dancing and listening to Mexican music. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their support during this difficult time. _______ in Las Animas.

Martinez, Antonio
Antonio Martinez - Huerfano World - April 23, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1907: Antonio Martinez, 65, died. He had been undersheriff for Dolores Esquibel and George Dick, was town marshal two terms and served one term on town board. The present marshal, Silvario Martinez, is his son. [Editor's Note: Antonio Martinez died April 19, 1907. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, April 23, 1907, Page 1.]

Martinez, Antonio A.
Antonio A. Martinez - Huerfano World - June 26, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1942: The death of Antonio A. Martinez following an accident in the Gordon mine on May 28 was found "unavoidable" by the coroner's jury. [Editor's Note: Antonio A. Martinez died on or about June 16, 1942. Obituary listed World Independent, June 16, 1942, Page 4.]

Martinez, Antonio Alfredo
Antonio Alfredo Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Antonio Alfredo Martinez, 84, passed away July 5, 1999, at Westwind Village. "Tony," as he was known to family and friends, was born April 15, 1915, in Anton Chico, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Virginia Martinez- sister, Angie Rivera. Survived by his brother, Ernie (MaryLou) Martinez- three sisters, Ramona (Reymundo) Lucero, Carmen Martinez, and Evelyn Bachicha- several nieces and nephews. Before his illness, Tony would ride his bicycle all over the Bessemer area. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni CM, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1739Wabash Ave.

Martinez, Antonio Jose
Antonio Jose Martinez - Huerfano World - April 13, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: Died, Antonio Jose Martinez, 75, who was born in Taos, N. Mex. and was an early pioneer of Huerfano County. He leaves his wife Manuelita and daughters Paulita and Mrs. Eugene Arknison. [Editor's Note: Antonio Jose Martinez died March 28, 1918. Obituary listed World Independent, April 12, 1918, Page 4.]

Martinez, Apolinario
Apolinario (Paul) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1986 - Apolinario (Paul) Martinez, late of 1607 Cedar, died unexpectedly at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on May 13, 1986. Mr. Martinez was born April 24, 1906, in Laguana, N.M., and was a Pueblo resident since 1950. He is survived by wife, Lily Martinez; sons, Manuel M. Martinez Sr., and Daniel (Judy) Martinez, all of Pueblo; brothers, Tom Martinez, Lito (Rose) Martinez, Manuel O. (Charlene) Martinez, all of California; sisters, Delia (Mike) Trujillo of Colorado Springs; Lena (Filbert) Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M.; Anna Ortiz of Springer, N.M.; Carmen (Thad) Middleton of Wyoming. Also survived by daughters-in-law, Frances Martinez, Pat Martinez; very dear friends, Joe and Josie Archuletta; Pasqual and Pauline Moreno; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons, Paul L. Martinez Jr. in 1982; Edward S. Martinez in 1983; parents, Jose and Bonifacia Martinez; brothers, Abram and Matt Martinez and sister, Margaret Lopez. He worked at CF&I in the 14-inch mill until his retirement in 1972; and was a member of St. Francis. Paul and Lily celebrated 51 years of marriage, Dec. 6, 1985. Visitation hours from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at St. Francis. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, at St. Francis with Father Edward Pettit officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends in Mediterranean Room at St. Francis following interment.

Martinez, Arsenio
Arsenio Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain- January 28, 2002 - Age 70, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 25, 2002. Born May 6, 1931, in Cleveland, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Nestorita Martinez; father and mother-in-law, Delfino and Jesusita Martinez; brothers-in-law, Fernando Martinez and Charlie Trujillo. Survived by his wife, Jennie Martinez, Pueblo; sons, Ruben (Julie Ann) Martinez, Littleton, Colo., Archie (Karen) Martinez, Las Cruces, N.M., Steven Martinez, Pueblo, and Dale Martinez, Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Jessica Gonzales, Pueblo; brothers, Jesus (Elisama) Martinez, Pueblo West, Tony (Elizabeth) Martinez, Commerce City, John (Darlene) Martinez, Pueblo, George Martinez, Pueblo; sisters, Fedelina Trujillo, Pueblo, Katie (Bernie) Neurauter, Raton, N.M., Delilah (Ysabel) Nunez, Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer and Carlos Gonzales, Adrian, Nathan and Rachel Martinez, Vanessa and Nicole Martinez, Nicky Del and Jeremy Martinez. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Arsenio was a veteran of the Korean War era, retired from CF&I with 34 years of service, member of Elks, Eagles and American Legion. He enjoyed the outdoors and watching sports. Arsenio loved his grandchildren; he also loved ranching and farming. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Bob Carden. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Balbina
Balbina Martinez - Huerfano World - March 26, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Balbina Sandoval who passed away on March 29, 1944. - Verse - Sadly missed by the Sandoval Family.

Martinez, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2001 - Barbara Ann Martinez, 49, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 21, 2001. Born Feb. 9, 1952, in Monte Vista, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Phillip Gallegos-Martinez; parents, Phillip and Alice Gallegos; and one brother, Toribio Valdez. Survived by her loving spouse, David A. Martinez, of the family home; son, Matthew (Jolene) Martinez; daughter, Crystal Martinez; grandson, Matthew Martinez Jr., all of Pueblo; stepson, Joseph Lee Martinez, Delta; step-granddaughter, Jasmin Martinez, Delta; brothers, Jose (Rosetta) Valdez, Springfield, Mo., Santiago (Alice) Valdez, Denver, Rafael (Aurora) Valdez, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Harold (Norma) Valdez, Monte Vista, Colo., and Anthony (Cheryll) Gallegos, Joplin, Mo.; sisters, Selia (Claude) Stieha, Monte Vista, and Stephanie (Anthony) Archuleta, Del Norte, Colo.; sister-in-law, Madlyn Valdez, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Barbara enjoyed fishing, swimming, bingo and just taking care of her family. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today. Vigil rosary 7 p.m. tonight at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Celebrant, Rev. Jesse Perez. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after funeral Mass.

Martinez, Ben
Ben Martinez - Huerfano World - September 14, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Ben Martinez who died September 17, 1988. - Verse - Sadly missed by sister Emelina Montano, children and grandchildren.

Martinez, Ben
Ben Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1987 - Ben Martinez, Pueblo resident since 1952, passed away Sept. 19, 1987. Mr. Martinez was a member of Christ the King Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Martinez of the family home; four daughters, Barbara Menchaca of Lenexa, Kan., Nancy (Kim) Martin of Golden, Dolores Romero and Martha Martinez, both of Utah; one son, Richard (Donna) Martinez of Denver; 12 grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters, Simi Valdez of Denver, Marge Gallegos of Colorado Springs; and three brothers, John Martinez, Mike Martinez, and Carl Martinez, all of Utah. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the King Church with Father James Moran officiating.

Martinez, Benedita
Benedita Martinez - Walsenburg World - August 31, 1911 - Died at Walsenburg, August 27, 1911, Benedita Martinez age 35 years 7 months 13 days.

Martinez, Benito
Benito Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - Benito Martinez, 73, late of 945 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away Aug. 24, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife, Christina, and five daughters, Susan (Carlos) Hernandez, Maria Dorothy Garbiso, Maxine (Benny) Aragon, Marie "Quillie" (Leo) Trujillo, all of Pueblo, Esther M. Montoya, Canon City; grandson, Floyd (Debbie) Trujillo, Pueblo; nephew, Albert (Dee) Black wood, California. Also survived by 21 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in, death by his parents, Canuto and Clarita, and brothers, Victor and Juan. Mr. Martinez was active in community services held at the Sangre de Cristo Housing Projects. He enjoyed walking, fishing, reading, and playing cards with friends. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, Aug. 26, with Father Tom Adrians officiating. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation from noon until 8 p.m. Monday and until noon Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 603 Moffat, home of Susan Hernandez.

Martinez, Benjamin Nick
Benjamin Nick Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Benjamin Nick Martinez, 47, affectionately known to family and friends as "Chooky" passed away unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2004. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Aug. 26, 1956. He was a driver for Penske Trucking Co., Candy's Tortillas and Mission Foods. Nick's passions included raising Black Angus cattle, playing racquetball, traveling to Mazatlan, Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving companion, Darla Incerto; beloved mother, Antonia Martinez; sisters, Mary (Ben) Gonzales, Linda (Joe) Sauceda and Debbie Martinez; brothers, Rudy (Judy) Martinez, Jake (Michelle) Martinez; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, and Friday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende, with the Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Bennie
Bennie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2005 - Bennie Martinez, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Dominica Martinez; father- and mother in-law, Ruben and Rita Manzanares; brothers, Henry, Roger, Leto and Leno Martinez; sisters, Lydia Herrera and Angela Herrera. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Martinez; daughter, Judi (Jim) Cordova; grandchildren, Justin Cordova and Josh Cordova; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. He loved fishing and foremost, his family. His grandsons were his pride and joy. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Bernardo
Bernardo "Joe" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1985 - Bernardo "Joe" Martinez, late of Pueblo, died Sunday in a local hospital. Survived by children, Patrick (Pauline) Martinez, Pueblo, Fernando (Vangie) Gallegos, Las Vegas, N.M., Rose (Ralph) Martinez, Rita (Ray) Trujillo, Priscella Martinez, Perry (Viola) Montoya, all of Pueblo, Tony Montoya, Keystone, and 15 grandchildren. Member of Mount Carmel Parish, Mineral Palace Center. Born Oct. 17, 1911, in Las Vegas, N.M.; Pueblo resident since 1949. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Artillery. Employed as an iron pourer for CF&I, retiring in 1973 after 24 years. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Family may be contacted at 324 W. Abriendo, home of Rose and Ralph Martinez. Visitation from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Martinez, Bernice Rosalie
Bernice Rosalie Manzanares Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Bernice Rosalie Manzanares Martinez, 53, born in Butte Valley, Colo., Feb. 12, 1944. She was a very strong and brave woman who left us to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 1997, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by father-in-law, Ricardo Martinez. She is survived by husband, Ben Martinez- children, Andrea and Aaron Martinez. Also survived by parents, Manuel and Delfina Manzanares- a sister, Elaine (George) Hernandez- a brother, Irvan (Barb) Manzanares- her best friend, Georgia Chavez- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bernice was a very dedicated wife and mother. She was actively involved in school functions and helped her husband run their business. She was a generous and loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to everyone who knew her and will be fondly remembered in our hearts. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Martinez, Billy Lee
Billy Lee Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2004 - Billy Lee Martinez, passed away Feb. 16, 2004. Preceded in death by: Father Antonio L. Martinez, Mother Louisa F. Martinez, three brothers. Survived by Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunt, Cousins. Funeral Mass February 20, 2004, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Martinez, Brianna Nicole
Brianna Nicole Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2001 - Brianna Nicole Martinez, infant daughter of Rebecca Coalson and Anthony Martinez, departed this life April 30, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Survived also by grandparents, Jack and Elaine Ferguson, Jose and Vivian Martinez, all of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1418 Bragdon St.

Martinez, Bruno (Son of )
Son of Bruno Martinez - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1904: Died, the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lucero, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Martinez of typhoid and the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Bruce of pneumonia.

Martinez, Carmen
Carmen Martinez - Huerfano World - September 5, 2002 - Carmen Martinez, 75, died Sept. 2, 2002 in Vacaville, CA, after a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1927 in Toltec. Mrs. Martinez, a resident of Vacaville, CA, for 30 years, is survived by her husband of 57 years, Herman Martinez, Vacaville, CA; daughter, Barbara Evans, of Vacaville, CA; daughter and son-in- law, Patricia and William Amittone, Danville, CA; daughter, Debra Myers, Phoenix, AZ; son, Jason Auldridge, Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Vigil, Denver, Della Valdez, Newark, CA, Jenny Pacheco, Hayward, CA, and Julie Agentis, Pennsylvania; brother, Claude Lucero, Hayward, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martinez was a homemaker and loving babysitter for many children. She was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. She loved to read, listening to music and taking care of children. Recitation of rosary is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville, CA. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vacaville with Father Michael McFadden officiating. Interment will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1652 W. Texas St., Ste. 110, Fairfield, CA 94533.

Martinez, Caroline
Caroline Martinez - Huerfano World - May 14, 1992 - Caroline Martinez, 71, of Walsenburg, died Monday, May 11, 1992 in Walsenburg Care Center where she has been in residence for several months. She had been in declining health for several years. Born in Berwind, a mine camp near Trinidad, Sept. 20, 1920, as a young child she came with her family to Tioga mine camp, northwest of Walsenburg and there attended country school. As a young woman she worked for the WPA and later at the Rambler Restaurant until her health forced her retirement. Mrs. Martinez was first married to Arthur Vallejo Sr. in 1941. He died in 1963. In 1966, she married Juan Andres Martinez a rancher. Mr. Martinez died one year ago on May 11, 1991. A member of St. Mary Church, Mrs. Martinez is survived by three children, Robert Vallejo, Walsenburg, Rita Lanier, Pueblo and Arthur Vallego Jr., San Leandro, CA; two brothers, Alex Maldonado, Walsenburg and Ernest Maldonado, Pueblo; three sisters, Genevieve Sisneros, Pueblo, Dorothy Candelario, Brighton and Lupe Maldonado, Concord, CA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday (today). Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Cecelia Mary
Cecelia Mary Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1999 - Cecelia Mary Martinez, 73, a homemaker, passed away June 28, 1999, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Martinez was born Sept. 5,1925, to Aniceto and Catherine Martinez. Her parents preceded her in death-and her husband, Charles Joseph Martinez, in 1984. Survived by her daughter, Christine (Leroy) Tafoya- two sisters, Alice Gonzales, Louise Maestas- five grandchildren, Leroy (Renna) Tafoya, Serina (James Aragon) Tafoya, Cecelia(Stephen Vigil) Tafoya, Carie Tafoya, Rodney Tafoya- 10 great-grandchildren-two sisters-in-law, Carmella Chavez, Margaret "Marge" Martinez- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Martinez enjoyed watching her soap operas, caring for her grandchildren and preparing various green chili dishes. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today

Martinez, Cecil
Cecil Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 - Cecil Martinez went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2004. Born in Chimayo, N.M., on Nov. 23, 1921. He is preceded in death by his sister, Rosina Ebell. Survived by his loving wife of 57 wonderful years, Celia Martinez; sister, Angie (Santos) Rivera; brother, Sam Garcia; his five children, Marlene Martinez, Sandy (Ross) Medina, Sharon (Thomas) Martinez, Richard Martinez and Christine Doose. He also is survived by his 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Elvis. Cecil was a decorated World War II veteran. He also was a very dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa. He will be greatly missed by numerous neighbors, relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church.

Martinez, Cecil Patrick
Cecil Patrick Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1982 - Cecil Patrick Martinez of Hayward, Calif., departed this life March 22, 1982. Mass of Christian Burial 8 pm Friday, rosary recitation 10 am Saturday, with services St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial, North Veta Cemetery.

Martinez, Celestina
Celestina Martinez - Huerfano World - June 17, 1993 - Celestina Martinez, 92, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, June 12, 1993 in Walsenburg Care Center where she had been a resident for three weeks. She had been living with a daughter in Denver the past two and half years. Born Apr. 6, 1901 at Cucharas to Theodore and Juanita Martinez Espinoza, she was one of eight children reared in the Walsenburg area. She married Jose J. Martinez June 16, 1922 and they raised eight children. Mr. Martinez was a coal miner and Mrs. Martinez devoted herself to her family. She was a member of St. Mary Church and belonged to Latino Americano Benefico and Feminil Club. Survivors include her children, Patricia Sandoval and Roseann Vigil, Walsenburg, Lena Martinez and Ruby Casados, Denver, Juanita Lucero, Pico Rivera, CA, Fred Martinez, La Mirada, CA, David Martinez, Downey, CA, and Alex Martinez, Alexandria, VA; a brother, Julian Espinoza, Denver; 29 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including Elvira Cordova who was reared with Mrs. Martinez. Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Charles Sr.
Charles Martinez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1999 - Charles Martinez Sr., 94, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 18, 1999. Born March 5, 1905, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Placida Martinez; brothers, Salvador and Salomon Martinez; sisters, Ramona Vallejos, Julia Ornelas, Lucia Guzman, Cepriana Gonzales; and sons, Mark and Raymond Martinez. He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Lucy; sons, John B. (Daisy) Martinez of Pueblo, Charles (Ida) Martinez Jr. of Las Vegas, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren. Charles was a miner in the coal mines for 52 years. He and Lucy had such a special and blessed marriage. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Church. Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, also at St. Mary, Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Friends will be received at Mazzone Hall after interment. Huerfano World - September 23, 1999 - Charles Martinez Sr., 94, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 18, 1999. Born Mar. 5, 1905 in Walsenburg to the late Juan and Pacida Martinez, he married Lucy in 1925. He was a miner for 52 years. Survivors include his wife, Lucy, Walsenburg; sons, John B. Martinez, Pueblo and Charles Martinez Jr., Las Vegas, NM; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Christine
Christine Autobee Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2003 - Christine Autobee Martinez, 76, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 2, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A lifetime Pueblo County resident, Christine was born April 8, 1927, in Vineland. She was a homemaker and a descendent of the pioneer, Charles Autobee who came by covered wagon to settle in the Avondale area in the 1800s. She married Edward Martinez on April 12, 1947, at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. He preceded her in death, June 26, 1996. Also preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Martina (Sanchez) Autobee Sr.; son, Derk "Worm" Martinez; two sisters, Rose Autobee Gallegos and Cora Autobee Armijo; a brother, Charles G. Autobee; father-and mother-in-law, Jose and Genovera (Lucero) Martinez. Christine is survived by her children, Wanda (Manuel) Vargas, Joseph (Berna) Martinez, Ronald (Barbara) Martinez, Barbara (Eddie) Ortiz, Charles (Christine) Martinez, LuAnn Ontiveros, Denise (John Garduno) Contreras; grandchildren, Nathan, Mike Trujillo, Erica Vargas, Anita Jo, Amber Martinez, Jeanine, Ronnie Jr., Justin Martinez, Sherrie, LCPL Kimberly and Edward Ortiz Jr., Charlie, Joey, Stephanie Martinez, Melissa, Derek Martinez Jr., Samantha Martinez, Johanna Aragon, Dannette, Christina "Dolly" Contreras; also 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Vivian (Paul) Pearce, Viola (Joe) Barreras, Ruth (Alex) Lamas, Evangelia Mitchell; special niece, Lil Montez; special nephew, Donald Armijo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and many friends. Christine was an original member of McHarg Park Committee of Avondale; she also ran the concession stand. She played softball for the former Walters Brewery Team for several years. She was an active member of the Autobee Club. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden at her Avondale home and many came to get grandma's chili and beans. She also enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. Paul Montez OSB, her nephew, celebrant. Interment beside her beloved husband, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Sacred Heart Hall following the service.

Martinez, Cirilo
Cirilo Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2001 - Cirilo Martinez, 80, of Antonito. Funeral service Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos.

Martinez, Clorinda Selsa
Clorinda Selsa Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Clorinda Selsa Martinez, 59. Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Wagon Mound, N.M., passed away July 9, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan Antonio and Amelia (Hurtado) Sanchez; in-laws, Alfonso Martinez and Brenda Codina. Survived by her children, Annie Martinez and Johnny Martinez; grandchildren, Ron (Andrea) Martinez, Joshua Martinez, Johnette Martinez, Joel Martinez, E'lisa Propst; great-grandchild, Rylee Martinez; siblings, Lore (John) Alcon, Johnny (Linda) Sanchez, Robert (Henrietta) Sanchez; special companion, George Solano; former husband, Amadeo R. Martinez; other relatives and friends. "Sally," as she was known to family and friends, was very active in her church and the food program for the needy. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends and watching her favorite TV program, "Everybody Loves Raymond." She also loved Mexican music and always had the radio on. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Leonard Racki as celebrant; both services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the service.

Martinez, Conrad
Conrad Martinez - Huerfano World - December 23, 1993 - Conrad Martinez, 84, of Gardner, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1993, in Danville, CA, where he was visiting. He had suffered from pulmonary disease. Born May 28, 1909 in Gardner, he was a farmer all his life, retiring in the 1980s. He married Nestora Gomez in 1932 and they formed a farming partnership with Clovis and Isabel Salazar in 1935 which continued until 1977. He worked at the Moore Shipyard in Oakland, CA, from 1943 to 1945, during World War II. In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Salazar received the Top Hand Award, a state contest for the range and live-stock championship, presented by CF&L Radio Station KOA and Western Farm Life Magazine. They were named outstanding Huerfano County in 1970. Mr. Martinez was a County Commissioner in 1960, an active member of the Water Conservative District, Agricultural Soil Conservation Service and Knights of Columbus for many years. He is survived by two daughters, Bertha Ragsdale, Walsenburg, and Caroline Sanchez, Danville, CA; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a sister, Angela Vigil, Pueblo; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass from St. Mary Church is at 10 a.m. Thursday (today). Burial is in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Cornelio J.
Cornelio J. Martinez - Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - Cornelio J. Martinez, 89, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, June 1, 1991, at his home following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 16, 1901, in San Luis, he moved to Huerfano County in 1923 and began working for the county maintaining the fairgrounds. He was a member of the Latino Club of Walsenburg and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Jennie E. Martinez, Walsenburg; two daughters, Sophie Montez and Cecelia Vigil, both of California; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Criselda
Criselda Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Criselda Martinez, 94, of Pueblo, formerly of Los Sauses, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. Born Feb. 15, 1907, in Los Sauses, Colo. Survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Gilbert) Archuleta; grandchildren, Michael, Jerry, David, Kathi and Nancy; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. Criselda loved gardening, cooking and quilt making. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel in Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Los Sauses, Colo., Rev. Courtney Liam, celebrant. Interment, Los Sauses Cemetery, Los Sauses, Colo.

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