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

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Martinez, Gabinita P.
Gabinita P. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Gabinita P. Martinez, 85, P.O. Box 181, Boone, passed away Nov. 6, 1987, at Has-well, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Jose !. Martinez, in 1971 and sons Rubel Monsevice in 1964 and Edward Martinez in 1962. Survived by children, Bennie Martinez of Boone, Seferina Martinez of Oklahoma, Rita (Alex) Trujillo of Pueblo, Johnny (Agnes) Martinez of Fowler, Archie (Helen) Martinez of Kansas, Tony (Lena) Martinez of Boone, Luis (Helen) Martinez of Olney Springs, and Lawrence (Priscilla) Martinez of Ordway. Sister of Elvira Trujillo of Fowler, Oracio Pacheco and Vicente Pacheco, both from New Mexico. Also survived by 36 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Evening service at 7 p.m. Monday and funeral service at noon Tuesday. Both services at Rivera Chapel. Jehovah Witness officiating for the funeral service. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 3509 White Pine Court, home of Rita Trujillo, and at 2800 N. Highway 167, Fowler, home of Agnes Martinez.

Martinez, Gabriel
Gabriel Martinez - Huerfano World - June 16, 1994 - Gabriel (Gabe) Martinez, 95, of Walsenburg, died June 9, 1994, in Walsenburg Care Center where he was a resident. Born Jan. 26, 1899, in Costilla, NM, to Juan A. and Margarita Torres Martinez, when he was six his family moved to Aguilar. They lived there for about 10 years before moving to Huerfano County. Mr. Martinez worked in Utah, Idaho, and Kansas but always considered Walsenburg his home. His work included farming and coal mining for six to seven years, railroad laborer for about 10 years and sheepherder for about 20 years. He retired in 1966. He remarried in 1967 to Ida Peralta who was also a Care Center resident until 1983. Survivors include an adopted daughter; a brother, Felix Martinez Colorado Springs; nieces and nephews. Memorial mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Inurnment at a later date in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Genaro Archie
Genaro Archie "Gene" Martinez - Huerfano World - September 21, 1989 - Genaro Archie "Gene" Martinez, 45, of Chama, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1989, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born July 27, 1944, in Westcliffe, to Genaro and Agustinita Sanchez Martinez, he was raised in that area, attended St. Mary School in Walsenburg and Trinidad State Junior College where he studied mechanics. He married Victoria E. Medina July 26, 1969 in Gardner. Mr. Martinez worked at auto mechanics all his life and was an active member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and had been on the parish council. He is survived by his wife Vickie, six children, Alan, Gerald, Beverly, Brian, Brenda and Adam, all of Chama; his mother, Agustinita Martinez, Chama; two brothers, Orlando Martinez, Gardner and Isidore Martinez, Pueblo; two sisters, Dorothy Ontiveros, Red Wing and Pauline Valdez, Red Wing; mother and father-in-law, Abel and Ersie Medina, Farisita; five uncles, four aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chama. Burial was in Chama Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements. A special fund has been set up for the Martinez family at the First National Bank in Walsenburg. Huerfano World - October 25, 1990 - He was just good old Gene - Editor's Note: The following, from the Oct. 18 edition of The Christian Science Monitor, was written by Gardnerite Hallett Stomboh. It is a remembrance of the late Gene Martinez of the Chama/Redwing area who died a year ago in an auto mishap. His wife, Vicki still lives in Chama and his sisters, Pauline Valdez and Dorothy Ontiverras, live in the Gardner area. While we stood by the truck waiting for Zeke to show up so we could get to work cutting trees, Genaro Martinez poured a can of SAE 30 motor oil on his boots, then rubbed it in with his thick fingers. ''I bet you put that stuff on your hair too," I joked. He grabbed me by the hood of my parka and pretended to pour the can down my neck. "You got much to live for," he said. "Keep going." Inside Gene's house, behind us, his wife was getting the coffee bucket ready. It was a solid ranch house with an addition built on. Down the road was the agricultural church built by the settlers at Chama and repaired by Gene's father. I had been in Gene's house for a first morning cup of coffee, and his wife called me respectfully by my first name - you know, like she knew all the good things you ever did and those had been discussed a hundred times by the family. But it was my first time in that house. Gene was giving me three days work around Christmas because he heard I could use a few extra dollars; a Christmas tree cutter, junk-car dealer, mechanic when he could be, he treated me better than royalty - like one of a very old Hispanic family in the valley. ''Sit there, Hallett." His wife pointed to a quilt-covered armchair. "Gene's on the phone to his dealer in Denver." The third man for the job, Zeke, showed up in his new truck and cowboy hat. Zeke would be the tree-climber and sawer. Old Gene hated to take a baby tree at the roots, for a disposable Christmas tree, so he had Zeke climb for the tops of big trees so the tree would recover and come back. Zeke Ontiverras brought his own coffee in a silver thermos, fancy as his new truck. Zeke had come up from Mexico a few years back; he married one of Gene's sisters. Now he was more American than we were, in this valley of far America where few people were locked into network programming, by reasons of the mountains, or up on the latest in anything. But Zeke must be checking it all out somewhere, for he was state of the art "near America," down to his designer jeans. "Brother," said Gene rubbing in the oil on the seams of his K-Mart boots, "Zeke thinks they're going to film, him again today.'' He gave Zeke a hearty backslap. Out there in the national forest, Zeke was strong at hauling, fast at climbing, a thief at sawing, and had brought with him from Old Mexico that graceful pace of work that eludes ordinary men like myself, who run at work and yet get told: "You got two speeds, boy. Slow and stop." And standing under a tree Zeke was 50 feet up in, my gloves dangling idly, Gene moved me: "Out of the way now. You got a lot to live for, boy.'' On the way home, we stopped with our load of trees at a highway joint. It was dark and I could see the green load chained and roped on the truck under the parking lot neons, a phenomenal day's work. After eating, Gene rolled out his wreathmaking money and bought us all supper. "Don't," Zeke cautioned as I reached for my billfold, as if he thought it were a six-gun. ''Don't. Gene likes you. This is his party." Zeke knew the etiquette of these old families. How was I to make it up? I felt both of them had done double work to mine. They could have brought along any number of cousins with names that were more related to the old southern families up to the Arkansas River - which they used to call the color line in Colorado - and they weren't Anglo, like mine. Work was scarce this time of year. Home, an hour later, there was more hospitality. A second supper was waiting and the candles set like a fiesta. I was shown a chair and a place. Zeke went home to his wife. Gene washed up and called his dealer in Denver. I heard him say he could make the quota they needed. He said, ''Should be up there around 4 a.m." "He's driving up tonight?" I said to his wife. "I'll go with him. I won't charge." Immediately feeling mention of money was a strange breach of friendship. His wife smiled gracefully. ''The boys like to go up with him," meaning Gene's oldest boys 13 and 15, being a Friday night out of school. There were seven kids. The littlest girl climbed in my lap, assuming I must be some relation. How could such a child with cut black bangs over beautiful eyes be related to oil-booted old Gene with his hands that needed size 12 gloves and stone face that looked like it was carved out of the outcroppings of the harsh valley? This man seemed to attract a fiesta of people wherever he went. Now I like to think of Gene standing on the porch of his place that night, snow dusting the junk cars, wood pile, and the day's work of trees going to cheer a hundred people in the city, rolling off some more bills proudly but silently to me, for pay. "Thanks, Gene," I said sincerely, knowing now I could buy my own daughter the thing she wanted most for Christmas. He seemed embarrassed at my sincerity. I should have joked him on something. He just said, "Drive safely home, boy. You got a lot to live for," rubbing his tired neck. I remembered those words after he got into a car wreck a year later and I heard the news that he didn't make it. I remembered those words as I stood outside the church his grandfather repaired and I couldn't get a seat in the carved pews because so many people had come from miles around. Many of them had names that weren't the old settled ones in Huerfano Valley. To everyone he was just good Gene.

Martinez, George Aaron
George Aaron Martinez - World Independent - May 9, 1935 - Infant Son Of Farr Couple Dies - George Aaron Martinez, 2 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Martinez of Cameron, died in Walsenburg yesterday and will be buried in St. Mary's cemetery tomorrow following funeral services at 10 o'clock. Furphy Brothers Mortuary is in charge of interment.

Martinez, George Leo
George Leo Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2005 - George Leo Martinez passed away Aug. 23, 2005, after a lengthy illness. George was born April 23, 1949, in Trinidad, Colo., to Leo and Beatrice Martinez. He was a graduate of Trinidad Catholic High School and attended Trinidad State Junior College Nursing Program. He worked for many years as a nurse at Mount San Rafael in Trinidad prior to moving to Pueblo. He also worked for Crowley County Nursing Center in Ordway and University Park Care Center in Pueblo. His gentle heart, smile and laughter will always be remembered. He was a loving husband, brother and friend and was an avid Bronco fan. George was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Chastity Martinez. His survivors include wife, Myra Gutierrez; brother, Dennis (Cathy) Martinez of St. George, Utah; sisters, Gerri (Charles) Garcia of Albuquerque, N.M., Martha (James) Lamorie and Annabelle (Onie Duran) Valdez, both of Trinidad; his in-laws, Rueben and Alice Gutierrez; brother-in-law, Harold (Debbie) Gutierrez of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Jeanette (Ron) Trujillo of Denver; special niece, Monica (David) Kowalski of Colorado Springs; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank St. Mary-Corwin Hospital 2400 Medical Unit, ICU and 6300 Surgical Unit for the wonderful care he received. They would also like to thank University Park Care Center for the loving care he received over the past several months. His peers gave him very special care and he made many new friends. He will be greatly missed. He was the wind beneath our wings.

Martinez, George Robert
Rev. George Robert Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2004 - Rev. George Robert Martinez entered into the Lord's rest on Jan. 3, 2004. Born March 9, 1947 in San Pablo, Colo. He was a 1965 graduate of Centennial High. Served in the Army from 1966- 68. He worked at the CF&I for 19 years. At Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Leander's Churches, he served as a prayer and worship leader. Being led by GOD to Word of Life Bible Training Center he graduated in 1983 later being ordained through Faith Christian Fellowship (FCF) Intl. Church. Founder of FCF of Pueblo, which was later pastored by Rev. Tim Mann. Under Rev. Tim he was the outreach minister to La Junta, Canyon City, and Trinidad, Colo. Served as a full time pastor in Monte Vista, Colo. with outreaches to San Luis, Alamosa, Del Norte, Center, and South Fork, Colo. He also served under Rev. Terry Matthews at Oasis of Love Family church in Albuquerque, N.M. for seven and half years as Ministry of Helps and a teacher in their bible college. Returned to Pueblo and worked at the Target Distribution Center as a receiver. He was a member of Trinity Life Center Church as was an Elder, teacher, and also a member of Intercessors for Pueblo. The things he loved to do most were to be an example of Godly living to his family and friends. Praying, reading and studying the Word of God, and leading worship with his guitar. Having family time and private getaways with his wife. Preceded in death by his brother William “Bomba” and sister Charlotte. Survived by Parents Roberto & Louise Martinez, his wife Margie (Leyba) Martinez, children Regina Martinez, Robert (Nicole) Martinez, Sofia (Steven) Duran, Johanna Martinez, grandchildren Kyrie, Destiny, Joshua, Miko, Zion, Santiago, and Ariana. Sisters: Bernice (Joe) Garcia, Joyce Martinez, Annabel (Nick) Lucero, and Kathy Cruz. Brothers: Jackie “John” (Rita, Carl (Bernadette) and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Jan. 10, 1p.m. at Trinity Life Center Church, 36 Merritt Ct. with fellowship meal immediately following the service. The family would like to thank all friends and family for their prayers, support, monetary gifts, and housing in Denver during hospital stay. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73101-0036.

Martinez, Gertrude Marie
Gertrude Marie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2003 - Gertrude Marie Martinez, 79, born Aug. 6, 1923, passed away Feb. 12, 2003. Survived by 12 children, Patricia Romero of Colorado Springs, Colo., Gloria Martinez of Florence, Ala., Don J. Martinez II (Cintya) of Sacramento, Calif., Corrine (Tom) Shisler of Pueblo, Ed (Phoebe) Martinez of Pueblo, Jose (Connie) Martinez of Pueblo, Joann (Richard) Cadena of Fort Lupton, Colo., Louie (Rhonda) Martinez of Corona, Calif., Robert Martinez of Belen, N.M., Julie Martinez of Pueblo, Donna Martinez of Scotts Valley, Calif., Ronnie Martinez of Pueblo; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gertrude was a warm-hearted person who will always be remembered by her loving family. She attended the Highland Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She looked forward to the time when there will be no more sickness and pain under God's kingdom. Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:3-5 --- And when all things will be made new --- our Lord Jesus Christ will awaken her from sleep (death), John 5:28 and 29. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment.

Martinez, Gilbert
Gilbert Martinez - Kearney Hub – November 12, 2004 – Kearney, NE - Gilbert Martinez, 80, of Cozad died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in Kearney. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cozad with the Rev. Don O'Brien officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad and before the 3 p.m. Sunday rosary at the church. He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Benjamin and Marina (Castro) Martinez. On Dec. 26, 1946, he married Rose Gutierrez. Survivors include his wife; son, Kelly of LaSalle, Colo.; daughters, Cynthia Strickland and Christine Gaudreault, both of Cozad; brothers, Charles of Stockton, Calif., and Richard of Denver; sisters, Ernestine Secovich of Westford, Mass., and Daisy Pineda of Stockton; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Martinez, Gilbert J.
Gilbert J. Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 26, 1995 - Gilbert J. Martinez, 67, who owned and operated Gil's Auto Repair for 35 years, died Sept. 12, 1995. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pikes Peak Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road. A private graveside service will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Mr. Martinez was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Walsenburg to John and Manuelita (Valdez deVigil) Martinez. He is survived by six nieces and a nephew. His brothers, Noe and Bernie, are deceased. Mr. Martinez served in the Army in 1946-47. He had been an area resident since 1955. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907.

Martinez, Gilbert P.
Gilbert P. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Gilbert P. Martinez, 38. The Lord holds a special place for you Dad (Bobo). We love and miss you. Tobi Lynn and Isiah. Survived by Wife Terrye, Brother David and siblings, and his children Gina, Tobi Lynn, Bridget and Isiah Romero. Service, Feb. 16, 2004, 6pm at The Lords Vineyard Fellowship, 1517 Moore.

Martinez, Grace V.
Grace V. Martinez - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Grace V. Martinez, 69, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born in Pryor July 6, 1924, she was reared in the Pryor/Rouse area, attending country school through the sixth grade. She had worked as a farm laborer in her early years. She married Severino Martinez July 8, 1944. After her husband's death in 1970, she worked as a cook for several local cafes and for Head-start. She had done housekeeping for St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. A member of St. Mary Church, she is survived by five children, Michael, Lawrence and Jenny Lablanc, Walsenburg; Betty Kelly, Alamosa and Severino Martinez, Denver; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wake and funeral mass were from St. Mary Church. Cremation followed with family inurnment in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2003 - Guadalupe Martinez, 84, born March 19, 1919, departed this life Sept. 27, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Ramon, in 2002; and daughter, Aurora. She is survived by sons, Eduardo, Joe, Ramon Jr. (Cristella), Jim (Evelyn), Anthony Sr. (Joann); daughters, Linda (Dennis) Vigil and Lorraine (Leroy) Garcia Sr.; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eufracio and Isidro Vigil; sisters, Josie (Joe) Gomez and Ramona; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice for the great care given to mom. We will be forever grateful. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 111 Cornell Circle.

Martinez, Guadalupe G.
Guadalupe G. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Guadalupe G. Martinez, 93, late of 814 W. 15th, passed away Oct. 12, 1987, at the Belmont Lodge Nursing Home. Preceded in death by her husband, Remigio Martinez in 1972, and son, Leo Martinez, in 1977. Survived by children, Paul (Rose) Martinez, Josephine Martinez, Alice Serocino, Eva Mora, Marcella Montoya, Raymond (Helen) Martinez and Donald (Tina) Martinez, all of Pueblo; Helen (William) Bancroft of Alaska; and Mary Ann (Carrol) Arnold of Arizona. Survived also by 42 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Member of Sociedad Nuestra Senora del Carmel and Club Femenil. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 128 Kingsley.

Martinez, Harry R.
Harry R. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 1986 - Harry R. Martinez, late of 2624 Atlanta, passed away April 7, 1986. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Charlotte Martinez, and a son, David M. Martinez, both of the family home; son, Harry Martinez Jr. of Colorado Springs; five daughters, Theresa (Cy) Maez of Alamosa; Harriett M. (Chuck) Martinez of Salida; Yolonda Stacey and Genevieve Martinez of Colorado Springs; and Cindy (Greg) Tovrea of Germany; one sister, Clara Cisneros; and his mother, Lucy Martinez, both of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held in Salida with the rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. A dinner will be in the church following the services on Thursday. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Martinez, Hegina
Hegina Martinez – Del Norte San Juan Prospector – April 8, 1911 – Hegina Martinez, a miner employed at Berwind, shot and killed Mrs. Rita Trujillo, when the woman refused to live with him, and then killed himself.

Martinez, Helen M.
Helen M. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2001 - Age 77, of Alamosa. Preceded in death by Mose Martinez. Private service and cremation have taken place. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Alamosa, Colo.

Martinez, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1999 - Helen Marie Martinez, 56, of Alamosa, went home to be with the Lord, July 17,1999 , in Denver. Born on Feb. 10, 1943, in Ortiz, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Sofia Romero- two brothers, Cecelio and Alfonso Romero- and three sisters, Anne Vigil, Cordillia Espinoza and Trinidad Espinoza. Survived by her loving, devoted husband, Dr. J.A. Martinez, of the family home in Alamosa- her precious daughter, Karen Shae (Jim) Martinez, Thornton- her most precious granddaughter, Prezli Shae Martinez, Thornton-brothers, Obed (Helen) Romero, Seal Beach, Calif., and Delbert Sonny (Frances)Romero, Alamosa- sisters, Flora Lipa (Paul) Hernandez, Los Lunas, N.M., and Sophie (Tony) Martinez, Alamosa. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives. Helen was a well-known florist throughout the San Luis Valley. She owned and operated Flowers by Helen for some 20 years until a few months ago due to her illness. Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Helen based her entire life on her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her sole desire was to tell everyone of the saving love of Jesus Christ. Viewing, all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Romero Chapel in Alamosa. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, both at River of Life Assembly of God Church. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, also at River of Life Assembly of God Church, Rev. Obed Romero, Rev. Ed Gonzales, and Rev. Patrick Devine officiating. Interment, Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at River of Life Assembly of God Church Hall after interment.

Martinez, Henry G.
Henry G. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2005 - Henry G. Martinez, 78. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, passed away on July 17, 2005, at the Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs. Mr. Martinez was born April 20, 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif. He also lived in Las Vegas, N.M., before coming to Pueblo 61 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from the former Pueblo Army Depot, and the City of Pueblo Mineral Palace Park. Preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio and Frances (Garcia) Martinez; two sons, Anthony and Johnny Martinez; granddaughter, Kristina Valdez. On May 10, 1944 in Las Vegas, N.M., he married Abelina (Lopez) Martinez. She survives him; along with his children, Evangeline (Fred Diaz) Ayala, Henry G. (Corrine) Martinez Jr., Ernestine (Joseph) Neri, Patricia (Charles "CR") Valdez, Loretta (Don) Nickerson, John (Margaret) Martinez, Phillip (Geraldine) Martinez, Della (Anthony) Pacheco, Raymond Martinez, Rosemary Barnes, and Linda (Michael) Milligan; two brothers, Arthur (Erma) Martinez, Esequiel (Ruth) Martinez; 31 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by funeral Mass, 11 a.m.; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Uju Okeahialam, CSSp, as celebrant. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room, following the burial rites.

Martinez, Henry R.
Henry R. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2004 - Henry R. Martinez, went to the Lord. March 29,1963-May 16, 2004 Survived by wife, Vicky Campa, sons, Anthony, Teddy and Beto, mother- Linda, father Eligio Martinez. Siblings Gabe, Phil, Ray and Colleen Martinez. Wednesday, prayer at 6pm Angelus Chapel. Funeral Services Thursday May 20 at Praise Assembly of God at 4pm.

Martinez, Herbert
Herbert Martinez - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Walsenburg native, Herbert Martinez died after a long battle with cancer Nov. 23, 1993, in his Newark, CA, home. He was 58. He worked as an aircraft engineer and foreman for 16 years at the Alameda Naval Air Station. He also was a member of the American GI Forum and served in the Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Newark; two daughters, Kathryn DeLuma, Temecula, Riverside County, CA; two sons, Richard Martinez, Oceanside, CA, and Edward Martinez, Newark; two step-daughters and two-stepsons, his mother, Margaret Martinez, Oceanside; a sister, Gladys Ortega, Oceanside; a brother, Larry Martinez, San Jose, CA; nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Martinez, Hilda G.
Hilda G. Martinez - Newspaper Unknown – April 2005 - Trinidad, Colorado - A memorial service for Hilda G. Martinez who passed away April 12, 2005, will be Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Yakish-Long Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be at 3 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery Shelter of Pines in Trinidad.

Martinez, Hope M.
Hope (Esperanza) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2002 - Hope (Esperanza) Martinez, 83, went to heaven June 4, 2002. She was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Red Wing, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents; her sister; husband, Jess Martinez; sons, Jerry and Harvey; and granddaughter, Carrie Ruskin. She will be fondly remembered by her brother, Wally Padia, Walsenburg; son, Wilbert (Norma) Martinez, California; daughters, Barbara Barker, Denver, Sophie (Jerry) Ruskin, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Marsha of Laughlin, Nev.; grandchildren, Brandi Moore, Pueblo, Stacy Ruskin, Ballwin, Mo., Bret, Los Angeles, Adam, Denver, Cheryl, Randy, Cherrie and Robert Martinez of California; six great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Hope worked at St. Mary-Corwin as a practical nurse for 28 years before retiring. She was chosen Woman of the Year of Pride City Chapter ABWA in 1984. She was very involved with Christ The King Church and in the church community. Hope was a very loving mother and grandmother. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel; recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, to be held at Christ the King Catholic Church. Reception will immediately follow Mass in the church hall. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo in memory of Hope.

Martinez, Ignacio
Ignacio Martinez – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Martinez, Ignacio, rosary services Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the residence, 1735 San Carlos street. Funeral Tuesday morning at Mt. Carmel church.

Martinez, Irene
Irene Lovato Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2003 - Irene Lovato Martinez, 83, of Pueblo, died March 11, 2003. Preceded in death by husband, Filemon Martinez; parents, Cipriano and Sadie Lovato; sister, Rose Chavez; brothers, Joe M. Lovato, Henry Lovato and Cipriano Lovato Jr. Survived by sisters, Sophie Chavez, Beatrice Trujillo, Esther Ramirez and Ida Mondragon, all of Pueblo, and Elaine Alarcon, of Ogden, Utah; brother, Jerry Lovato of Oregon; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was always a diligent worker, and loved crocheting many beautiful things, she also liked to bake, cook and fish. Irene worked many years at St. Mary-Corwin in the Dietary Department. Her family has many fond memories of her and she will be sadly missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday, all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Francis Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Thomas Hinni C.M. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Martinez, Irene R
Irene R. "Cantu" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2006 - Irene R. "Cantu" Martinez, 45, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2006. Preceded in death by "Little Grandma Lupe"; and her brother, Roger Cantu. She is survived by her husband, Danny Martinez; parents, Joaquin L. Cantu and Esther Martinez; siblings, Elizabeth (Al) Montoya, Lupe (Dave) Lujan, Josie (Ted) Terrones, Jack (Diane) Cantu, Connie Cantu, Paul (Luella) Cantu, Ruth (Jeff) Aragon, Rachel Cantu and Natan Cantu; stepdaughter, Paula Martinez; brother-in-law, Manuel (Bea) Martinez; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Martinez, Isabel
Isabel Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1987 - Isabel Martinez, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, departed this life June 21, 1987, to be with the Lord. She was born March 20, 1908, in Walsenburg. Isabel is survived by two daughters, Ernestine (David) Vasquez and Trini (Joe) Abeyta; daughter-in-law, Louise Martinez; three sisters, Lucy Casados, Theresa Klement, and Sue Young; four brothers, Mike, Tom, Victor, and Joe Vigil; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Benito Martinez; and son, Henry Martinez. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Victory Outreach, 1101 E. Seventh, with Pastor Tom Vasquez officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received at 1605 Kickapoo.

Martinez, Isabel G.
Isabel G. Martinez - Huerfano World - April 18, 2002 - Isabel Genevieve Martinez, 86, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2002 in Denver. She was born in Bear Creek (near Walsenburg) on Jan. 3, 1916 to Candido and Virginia (Tafoya) Trujillo, who are now deceased. There she was a longtime resident and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. In 1970 she moved to Colorado Springs where she resided until 1997 and was an active member of the Apostolic Church; in Denver she was a member of the Landmark Tabernacle until her death. She always maintained an unfailing devotion to her religious beliefs in the good of people. She went to church regularly and the importance to her of worship was demonstrated by her being in church on the evening before her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Modesto, and her son, Gilbert. She is survived by two sisters. Ercilia Medina, of Hayward, CA, and Patty Espinoza, of Salinas, CA; her sons, Victor (wife, Linda), and Phillip (two daughters), all of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Marie Sanchez, of Colorado Springs; and daughters, Irene Cordova (husband, Enos), Betty Ruiz (husband, John) and Ruth Maestas (husband, Danny), all of Denver. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew. She was a homemaker nearly her entire married life except for a short period during World War II when the family lived in Alameda, CA, and worked in the Del Monte canneries. She took great pride in cooking Mexican food, with green chile and tamales being the long standing favorites of her family, friends and church members. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday evening, April 18 and 19, 2002 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A prayer service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Entombment Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Garden of Angels.

Martinez, Isabell
Mrs. Isabell Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 05, 2000 - Mrs. Martinez, 88, died May 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Martinez was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Walsenburg to Antonio and Eloysa (Atencio) Martinez, who are deceased. She was married to Alphonso Martinez, who is deceased. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Cortez; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Inurnment will be at Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - May 11, 2000 - Isabell Martinez, 88, died May 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. A homemaker, she was born in Walsenburg to the late Antonio and Eloysa Atencio Martinez. She was married to the late Alphonso Martinez. Survivors include her daughter, Louise Cortez, Colorado Springs; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Martinez, Isdero
Isdero Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1987 - Isdero Martinez, 232 Broadway, departed this life Aug. 24, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1918, in Huerfano County, served in the U.S. Army and was a POW. Lifetime member of DAV Chapter 39. At his request, cremation. Cremains to be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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