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Martinez, J. A.
Dr. J. A. "Doc" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Dr. J.A. "Doc" Martinez. Alamosa resident, Dr. J.A. "Doc" Martinez, 78, passed away March 2, 2004, in Alamosa. Doc was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Alamosa, Colo., the son of Meliton and Rose Martinez. Doc began his practice in 1953 until his retirement in 1999. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the Knights of Columbus, a 4th degree Knight, American Legion Post No. 113, American Optometric Association, also the Colorado Optometric Association. Doc was the first Hispanic Optometrist in the state of Colorado. He received his doctorate degree from Southern California of Optometry. His hobbies included reading, traveling, watching TV, helping people in the community, and especially the time he spent with his loving family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Jim) Martinez of Alamosa, Colo., Monica Martinez of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Brian (Guillermina) Martinez of Denver, Colo., Alan Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Prezli and Marie Martinez of Alamosa, Colo., Dulcinea Martinez of Denver, Colo., Eugene Martinez of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Ann (Ben) Gallegos of Fort Garland, Colo.; three brothers, Don (Sophie) Martinez of Alamosa, Colo., Robert (Jan) Martinez of Westminster, Colo., and Duane (Cindy) Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colo.; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Doc was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Martinez; one sister, Marcia Martinez; and one brother, Ozwald Martinez. A family gathering of the family and friends will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004, at the Romero Chapel, in Alamosa. A vigil service with recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery in Alamosa with full military honors. Friends may call between 1 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at the Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.L.V. Dialysis Foundation, 106 Blanca Ave., Alamosa, CO, 81101.

Martinez, J. E.
J. E. Martinez – Glenwood Post – November 11, 1899 – A dispatch from Walsenburg says: At 12 o'clock Wednesday, in this city, Venturo Lopez of Walsenburg shot and killed J. E. Martinez of Cuchara. Martinez was driving with his wife in a wagon when Lopez approached and fired four shots, all of which took effect. At the third shot Martinez fell from the wagon and died in a few minutes. Lopez started down the street with his pistol in his hand, but was arrested and placed in jail. The shooting was caused by family trouble and was directly the result of an assault made by Martinez on the wife of Lopez. The woman is said to be considerably bruised up by the blows given her by Martinez. Huerfano World - November 9, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1899: J.E. Martinez, well known citizen of Cucharas, was shot and killed Wednesday at noon on Fifth Street near the school house.

Martinez, J. Ralph
J. Ralph Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2001 - J. Ralph Martinez, widely known as Ralph, died at Parkview Medical Center on May 31, 2001. Death came following recent complications emanating from longtime severe rheumatoid arthritis. Mr. Martinez, age 71, was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. His parents were the late Claudio and Maclovia (Padilla) Martinez, both early-day residents of Southern Colorado. Ralph was one of three brothers born to his parents, the eldest of whom was Macario Martinez who died two years ago. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Frieda, with whom he celebrated 50 years of holy matrimony on Aug. 19, 2000. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Janet Martinez Rodriguez; and son-in-law, Steve Rodriguez. Also surviving are his beloved granddaughter, Jennifer; and her husband, Charles Klipfel; and grandsons, Gabriel and Diego Rodriguez. Lastly, he leaves his precious great-granddaughter, Macayla Klipfel. Ralph also leaves his last surviving brother, Claudio M. (Masa) Martinez. Ralph attended St. Mary's School in Walsenburg, Colo., prior to coming to Pueblo, where he obtained employment in the Open Hearth Department of the old CF&I Steel Corp. He subsequently married his beloved Frieda. Later, domestic life was interrupted by his country's call to serve during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Martinez served with honor with the U.S. Army in the battlefields of Korea and later with the American armed forces in Japan. Following his honorable discharge, Ralph returned to Pueblo and his job at CF&I, where he worked until the chronic rheumatoid arthritis forced his early retirement in 1965. Despite illness, Mr. Martinez was not to be vanquished. He pursued his hobbies of fishing and hunting until recent years when his illness worsened. Notwithstanding physical setbacks, Ralph continued to cultivate annually his vegetable garden which was his pride and joy, and it pleased him to share his bountiful harvests with family and friends. Mr. Martinez was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church and he worshipped at Mount Carmel Parish. He was also a charter member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, CO. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Services for Mr. Martinez will include the recitation of the rosary at Mount Carmel Parish on Sunday at 7 p.m. Burial funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Parish on Monday, 11 a.m. by celebrant, Rev. John Waters, followed by burial at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family invites Ralph's friends and relatives to a reception following the burial at Mount Carmel Hall after interment.

Martinez, Jacqueline Sue
Jacqueline Sue Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1987 - Jacqueline Sue Martinez, affectionately known as "Jackie," 1524 Spruce St., departed this life Sunday, Aug. 2, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born June 6, 1966. She graduated from Central High School in 1984 and from Colorado Beauty College in 1985. She was employed by the Designers Salon. Survived by parents, "Beebie" and Joseph Martinez; two sisters, Ellen (Leroy) Greenway and Vicky Martinez; brother, Robert Martinez; three nephews, Rodney Sandoval, Rocky Sandoval and Danny Dominquez, all of Pueblo. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Martinez, James Joseph
James Joseph "Chico" Martinez - Rocky Mountain News - March 18, 2005 - James Joseph "Chico" Martinez worked with kids through college helping to promote education and Hispanic culture. Later in life, he worked with the elderly in southern Colorado, sponsoring programs and services that helped them live more independently. Then he combined his passions for helping others to forge relationships in which the elderly would teach youngsters to read and write. Mr. Martinez died Feb. 18 of a heart attack in his hometown of Trinidad. He was 55. His family and friends said he was still full of ambition and ready to unveil ideas to better serve the underprivileged and the vulnerable. His public service work and his activism were just getting started, they said. "He's already missed in a lot of different ways," said Lewis Kallas, executive director of Seniors Inc. in Colorado. Mr. Martinez worked for the organization, which serves a 13-county region in southern Colorado. "Whenever he would see you, he would have a smile on his face, shake your hand, and he would be genuinely glad to see you," Kallas said. Judy Casias-Peasley, a lawyer who attended Colorado State University with Mr. Martinez during the late 1960s and early 1970s, said Mr. Martinez was an exercise junkie, which made his death harder to accept. "It's still a shock. I still can't believe it today," said Casias-Peasley, who lives in Seeley Lake, Mont. "He was just a wonderful, wonderful person, very dedicated, even-tempered and always on the go." Casias-Peasley said she and Mr. Martinez were members of United Mexican-American Students, or UMAS, while students at CSU. Members of the student group spent their free time visiting elementary, middle and high schools around Fort Collins encouraging students to continue their education while promoting Hispanic song and dance. "He would play the guitar, and I would sing, and he organized a dance group, the ballet folklorico," Casias- Peasley said. Later in life, Mr. Martinez was dedicated to helping others and managed to raise a family, run a ranch and be a cowboy in the Mexican tradition. "He did an awful lot in his 55 years, and one of the things I like to stress was that he also was a dedicated husband and father," said his wife, Marie Guzman-Martinez. "He was a charro, a true caballero. He did this in addition to all of his activities." During the past five years, teenagers in Las Animas County got a chance to listen to and participate in Cancion Mexicana, Mr. Martinez's weekly radio show on KCRT-AM in Trinidad. Cancion Mexicana was an offshoot of the Sunday morning show at Denver's KUVO-FM radio station, and Mr. Martinez took the music, ideas and programming to southern Colorado to help youngsters identify and familiarize themselves with Hispanic culture. Mr. Martinez also helped organize fund-raisers for cultural and arts programs and often brought poets, storytellers and musicians to the high schools. He was active in the Hispanic Genealogical Society and La Confederacion, organizations formed to help youngsters preserve their heritage. "He was very active in dedicating his life to his culture," Guzman-Martinez said. "He believed you lived your culture." As much as he was dedicated to helping young people, Mr. Martinez was equally devoted to serving thousands of elderly residents in southern Colorado. As an operating officer for Seniors Inc., he wrote and obtained grants for the Senior Community Service Employment program, which provided job training for elderly workers in the San Luis and Arkansas valleys. Kallas said Mr. Martinez took a lot of pride in the Foster Grandparent program, in which elderly volunteer's help children learn to read. "I tell you the position he had when he died was a position we kind of built around his strength, and that was his ability to mobilize people around issues and causes," Kallas said. "He could bring people around the southern Colorado region, and it was something I had not seen like anything before." Mr. Martinez was born in Trinidad on Aug. 30, 1949. He attended school as a child in southern Colorado but later moved to Germany and Austria, where his father was stationed in the Army. His family eventually returned to Colorado, and he graduated from St. Mary's High School in Colorado Springs. Services for Mr. Martinez were Feb. 25 at the Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his father, U.S. Army Col. Thomas Martinez. In addition to his wife, Mr. Martinez is survived by his mother, Eralia Martinez, of Colorado Springs; a son, Jose Martinez, of Albuquerque; four daughters, Luz Falcon-Martinez, of Golden, Deana Martinez, of Denver, Kimberly Morales, of Phoenix, and Carri Garcia, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers, Tom Martinez, of Trinidad, and John Martinez, of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Mary Guzman, of Colorado Springs, and Linda Martinez, of Coos Bay, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Martinez, James R.
James R. Martinez – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – June 23, 1965 – Pueblo Youth Dies Following Traffic Crash – James R. Martinez, 16, Pueblo, died at Penrose Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after being severely injured in a car-truck accident at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, 20 miles north of Colorado Springs on Highway 85-87. Martinez was taken to the hospital along with three other youths Tuesday morning after their car collided with a semi-trailer that was northbound on 85-87 at a slow rate of speed, as reported Tuesday in the Gazette Telegraph. According to the state patrol report, Martinez was suffering from a punctured right eye, head and chest injuries, and a laceration on his right arm. His body was transported to Blunt Mortuary at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and from there was to be taken to Rivera Mortuary, Pueblo.

Martinez, Janie A.
Janie A. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1997 - Janie A. Martinez, 43, of 905 Carson Ave., Las Animas, died as a result of an accidental fall on Sept. 16, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Pueblo. Rosary service, 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mass of Commendation, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Martinez, Jeremiah Andrew
Jeremiah Andrew Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2004 - Jeremiah “Rats” Andrew Martinez, 22, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by brother, Jacob Robert Martinez; grandmother, Carolyn Crespin; uncles, Guy Crespin and Lojie Martinez. Survived by wife, Tamara Montoya Martinez; son, Jeremiah Andrew Martinez Jr.; daughter, Anisa Marie Martinez; parents, Carolyn Crespin and George Martinez; brother, George “Buds” Martinez (Sheena); sister, Jennifer “Sissy” Martinez (Robert); nephews, Silas, Jacob and Caleb; special uncle, Rob; and auntie, Joyce. Jeremiah was an excavator operator for L.C. Wilde Construction. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, ride horses and just generally be around animals. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially giving everyone a hard time. He wouldn't be happy unless his ornery humor upset you in a way that you had to laugh, because there was nothing you could do or say about it besides “darn rats,” and give him a hug and laugh with him. Jerry loved to tease everyone. He was very giving and so kind-hearted - he would do anything with no questions asked. To know Jerry was to love him. The life of the party, you were never bored in his presence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Security Service Credit Union Memorial Fund in Jeremiah A. “Rats” Martinez's name. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Martinez, Jerry J. Jr.
Jerry J. Martinez Jr. - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald – November 7, 2004 – Loveland, CO - Jerry J. Martinez Jr., 67, of Milliken passed away at his home on Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 2004, with failing health. Jerry was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Rugby, Colo., to Jerry and Molly M. Espinoza Martinez Sr. Jerry grew up in Walsenburg, Colo., and then moved to Loveland in 1952, and to Milliken in 1976. Jerry married Margaret Hernandez in Loveland on Sept. 1, 1957, and she preceded him in death on June 28, 1986. Jerry then married Joyce Flasche Roufs in Fort Collins on Aug. 22, 1986. Jerry was a hardworking, industrious person, working several jobs at a time to provide for his family. He had worked for Peter Kiewit Construction Co. finishing cement and also for the Great Western Sugar Co. Due to health concerns, Jerry retired in 1992. Jerry loved arts and crafts, woodworking, gardening, trains and races. He is survived by his wife, Joyce E. Martinez of Milliken; one son, Alejandro D. Martinez and fiancée Dawn Alvarado of Gilcrest; one daughter, Jerri A. Ornelas and husband Michael of Evans; three stepdaughters, Nelda Sosa of Milliken, Robin Perea of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Jody Roufs and husband Jesse Pena of Fort Morgan; two brothers, Albert Martinez and Arthur Martinez, both of Campion; two grandchildren, Robert and Miranda Ornelas; six step-grandchildren, Arturo and Andromeda Sosa, Georgina Alaniz, Sergio Perea Jr., and Ashley and Jesse Pena; close friend, Bryce Giardino and wife Micki of Gilcrest; and his companion black pug, “Lady.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Molly Martinez Sr.; a daughter, Debra Jean Dorman in 1999; a sister, Elizabeth A. Martinez in 2002; two brothers, J. Eugene Martinez in 1994, and John M. Martinez in 1965. Viewing will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Rosary will be 9:30 a.m. Monday with celebration of life service to follow at 10 a.m. at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Skov will officiate. Burial will be in Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th St. Road, Greeley, CO 80631.

Martinez, Jesus H.
Jesus "Jessie" H. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2005 - Jesus "Jessie" H. Martinez, 92, passed away Sept. 10, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Adrian G. Martinez, Jan. 12, 1996; her stepdaughter, Caroline "Chalia" Quintana; and sister-in-law, Henrietta Martinez. Survived by her children, John (Lisa Consonero) Martinez and Gloria J. (Richard Garcia) Martinez, both of Pueblo, Henrietta (Ed Benavidez) Autobee, Avondale, Rebecca (Harold) Cornell, Colorado Springs, and Adrian M. (Louise) Martinez, Loveland. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, her special cousin, Sally "Tiny" Aragon; and her special friend, Frances Guerrero, both of Pueblo; and by numerous other relatives. Jessie was an accomplished seamstress, an avid fan of dog racing and loved traveling, gardening and most of all, she loved her family. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, the Salt Creek Mother's Club and the Senior's Club. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005; both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Jim
Jim Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1999 - Jim Martinez, 37, passed away Aug. 1, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident. Mr. Martinez was born Feb. 2, 1962. preceded in death by his father, Henry Martinez. He is survived by his beloved wife, Benita Martinez; children, Ian Martinez, Caryna Martinez; mother, Julia Atencio Martinez; siblings, Elaine Martinez, Mike Martinez; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Nora; sisters-in-law, Pauline (Gerald) Alvarado , Adelena (Lawrence) Arellano; brothers-in-law, Ted and Todd; other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Centennial Bank of Blende, Educational fund for his children, in his memory.

Martinez, Jim
Jim Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1989 - Jim Martinez. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathedral with the Rev. Edward Pettit officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Sacred Heart reception hall following the interment.

Martinez, Joe A.
Joe A. Martinez - Huerfano World - August 23, 2001 - Joe A. Martinez, 89, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 16, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Martinez was born on Feb. 29, 1912 in Cucharas to Nastacio and Fernandita Sanchez Martinez. He lived most of his life in the Huerfano County area working for the Rio Grande Railroad, and retiring from the Huerfano County Housing Authority after 25 years. Mr. Martinez, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by his loving wife, Lucrecia Martinez, Walsenburg; son, Ted Martinez, Pueblo; brothers and sister, Narcico Martinez, Pueblo, Gilbert Martinez, Avondale, Ida (Leo) Valdez, Pueblo, Henry (Rachel) Martinez, Tribune, KS, Don (Mary) Martinez, Walsenburg, Bob Martinez, Pueblo; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Oris Martinez, and a sister, Eufemia Lucero. Services, St. Mary Church; rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday; funeral mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Cucharas Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Martinez, Joe B.
Joe B. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2004 - Joe B. Martinez. Jan. 5, 1923, to Oct. 13, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Carmelita Martinez; brother, Alvaro Martinez. Survived by loving wife of 58 years, Mary Agnes Martinez; children, Juby, Juan (Linda), Gloria (Don), Benny (Cindy), Mark (Susana), Michelle; special sister-in-law, Aurora; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sisters- and brothers-in-law, several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and numerous friends who knew him and loved him. Joe was a World War II veteran during the Normandy Invasion and European Theatre. He retired from the CF&I yard department after 32 years of service. Joe lived his life as an honorable, compassionate man. He was a friend to all. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m., and vigil service, 7 p.m.; both Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Joe D.
Joe D. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Joe D. Martinez, 74, a retired food service cook passed away March 23, 2003. Born March 16, 1929, in Hoehne, Colo. Survived by children, Madeline Crespin, Louis Floyd Martinez, Edward Daniel Martinez, Ronald Lee Martinez; a sister, Annie Cordova; three grandchildren, Holly Crespin, Carmen Szarka, Jasmin Crespin. At his request, cremation has taken place. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Martinez, Joe Eusebio
Joe Eusebio Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Joe Eusebio Martinez, 73, of Walsenburg, went home with the Lord, April 24, 2004. Born Jan. 25, 1931, in Rouse, Colo., to Manuel and Genoveva (Romero) Martinez. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ruby, of the family home. Grateful for having shared in his life are his children, Josephine (Steve) Vigil, Walsenburg, Colo., Daniel (Kathy) Martinez, Aguilar, Colo., Marlene (Hubert) Aguirre, Parker, Colo., and Darlene Fuentes, Walsenburg. Also survived by brothers, Henry (Crusita) Martinez, Denver, Louis (Caroline) Martinez, Pueblo; sister, Viola Baca, Denver; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents; his brothers, Rufus and Ernest Martinez; and sister, Natividad Gonzales. Joe was strong in his faith and would share his love for the Lord with all who visited, sharing his recorded teachings and gospel hymns. The highlight of his life was teaching and sharing the word of God with his 11 grandchildren and listening to his many gospel tapes. Joe also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. He retired after many years from his own business as a nursery stock collector and supplier. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, with the Pastor Paul Elder officiating, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, with the Rev. Bernie Vigil officiating; both services will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Chapel, 115 E. Fifth St., Walsenburg. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Martinez, Joe Fermin
Joe Fermin (Windy) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Joe Fermin (Windy) Martinez, 63, Pueblo, passed away July 21, 2000. Born April 8, 1937, in Farista, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Juan B. and Roseanna Martinez, Benito and Elvira Roque; sister, Virginia Hernandez; brother, Eugene (Gloria) Martinez; brother-in-law, Tony Montoya. Survived by his loving wife, Lupe Martinez of the family home; sons, Dennis Martinez, Sam J. (Lori) Martinez and Juan B. Martinez, all of Pueblo; daughter, Loretta (Julian Trujillo) Rosales, Pueblo; brother, Elias (Agapita) Martinez; sisters, Angela Montoya and Rose (Sierra) Montiel, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Stephanie M. Rosales, Shelby H. Martinez and Sasha M. Rosales. Also survived by numerous nieces; nephews; six brothers-in-law; and six sisters-in-law. Joe enjoyed Spanish and jazz music, playing his harmonica, fishing, hunting, camping and the time he spent with his family and grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Mass.

Martinez, Joe Lee
Joe Lee (Papa Joe) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2004 - Joe Lee (Papa Joe) Martinez, 79, passed away on Aug. 22, 2004. Survived by his children: Jerry Martinez, Iowa, Larry (Joan) Martinez, Pueblo West, Marla (Lance) Browne, Las Vegas; Greg (Vangie) Martinez, Moreno Valley, CA; Toni (Randy) Moore, Wis. Brothers and sisters from CA: Herman, Nofre and Leroy, Irene, Maxine and Gloria. 10 grandchildren, 2 step granddaughters, 5 great grandchildren. A service will be held at Agape Fellowship Church, 630 Broadway, Pueblo on Thur., Aug. 26, 2004, 2pm.

Martinez, Joe U.
Joe U. Martinez - Huerfano World - July 22, 1999 - Joe U. Martinez , 80, of Walsenburg, died July 14, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Born April 25, 1919 in Walsenburg to Amorante and Presciliana Cardenas Martinez, he was a coal miner by profession. Mr. Martinez married Susie Cordova on October 2, 1939. Survivors include his wife, Susie, of the family home; his children, Maxine Maldonado and Shirley Mae Greigo, Pueblo, Marty Martinez, Colorado Springs, Rose Kolbe, Minnesota, Ross Martinez and Joe D. Martinez, Denver and Manuel Martinez, Walsenburg; a brother Jim Martinez, Pueblo; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church on July 17. Burial in La Veta Cemetery.

Martinez, John C.
John C. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1999 - John C. Martinez, 89, formerly of 2310 W. 17th Street in Pueblo, Passed away July 27, 1999. Mr. Martinez retired from CF&I after 15 years of service. He was also a master handyman. He was cared for and loved by his family and friends including his sister, Anna (Leon) Casados- brother, Pedro Martinez-nieces, Emelie Martinez and Mary (Phillip) Figueroa- numerous nieces- nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1-7 p.m. followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Street, ueblo, Colo. Intermentat Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 564-5250 or 564-1963.

Martinez, John Eccolastico
John Eccolastico Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 9, 1991 - John Eccolastico Martinez, 82, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 6, 1991, at a local hospital. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1401 E. Sixth St., Pueblo. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Thomas Sheets officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., is handling arrangements. Mr. Martinez was born Feb. 8, 1909, in Questa, N.M., to Emetrio C. and Christina (Vigil) Martinez. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1984 and also had lived in Pueblo. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and St. Leander Catholic Church. He was in the Army from 1942 to 1946 and was decorated with the American Theater Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal among other awards. Mr. Martinez is survived by two sons, John E. Jr. of Colorado Springs and Joseph E. of Denver; five daughters, Christina M. Purser, Ruby D. Vallejos, Loretta M. Pierce and Mary C. Murray, all of Pueblo, and Rosalie A. Burch of Fort Morgan; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He had a son, Richard A., a daughter, Gloria Jean Greenwood, a brother, Fred V., and a sister, Christina Ramirez, who are deceased. Huerfano World - October 17, 1991 - Former Walsenburg resident John Eccolastico Martinez, 82, of Colorado Springs, died Oct. 6, 1991 in a hospital in that city. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 11 from St. Leander Catholic Church in Pueblo. A graveside service was conducted in Fort Logan National Cemetery. Born in Questa, NM, he had lived four years in Walsenburg between 1938 and 1942. He served in the US Army from 1942 and 1946 winning the American Theatre Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal/Victory Ribbon, a service stripe and overseas service bars. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. Survivors include two sons, John E. Jr., Colorado Springs and Joseph E., Denver; five daughters, Christina M. Purser, Ruby D. Vallejos, Loretta M. Pearce and Mary C. Murray, all of Pueblo and Rosalie A. Burch, Fort Morgan, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Martinez, John J. Sr.
John J. Martinez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1999 - John J. Martinez Sr., 73, of Walsenburg, died June 14, 1999, in Pueblo. Born on May 8, 1926, in Malachite, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Basilio and Ramona Martinez- daughter, Marie Martinez- four brothers, Joe Martinez, Rosealo Martinez, Demas Martinez and Tony Martinez- sister, Elizabeth Pino. Survived by his wife, Clara Rose of Walsenburg- two sons, John Julian (Dorothy) Martinez Jr., and Mike Martinez, both of Walsenburg- three daughters, Rose Irene (Michael) Jensen of West Valley City, Utah, Lorraine Andreatta of Walsenburg, and Emily Ann (Abel) Gonzales of Idaho Falls, Idaho-two brothers, Fred Martinez and Fritz Martinez, both of Walsenburg- one sister, Rose (Bob) Haviland of Oregon- 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses and loved the mountains. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel in Walsenburg. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at Chapel, Pastor Don Rehling officiating. Interment, Martinez Family Cemetery, Walsenburg. Family will receive friends at the Eagles Lodge. Huerfano World - June 24, 1999 - John J. Martinez Sr., 73, of Walsenburg, died June 13, 1999 in a Pueblo hospital. Born to Basilio and Ramona Martinez May 8, 1926 in Malachite, he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed horses, hunting and fishing and the mountains. He was a tree digger. Survivors include his wife, Clara Rose, Walsenburg; two sons, John Julian Jr. and Mike, both of Walsenburg; three daughters, Rose Irene Jensen, West Valley City, UT, Lorraine Andreatta, Walsenburg, and Emily Ann Gonzales, Idaho Falls, ID; two brothers, Fred and Fritz, both of Walsenburg; one sister, Rose Haviland, Oregon, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Thursday June 17 from Romero Family Funeral Home. Burial was in Martinez Family Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Martinez, John L.
John L. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2002 - John L. Martinez, 74, of Boone, Colo., passed away May 6, 2002. Born May 27, 1927, to Eufracio and Amelia Martinez, who preceded him in death. Also preceded by sister, Agnes Archuleta. Survived by his loving wife, Lucy Martinez, Boone; sons, John L. (Konstance) Martinez Jr. and David L. Martinez, Pueblo; daughters, Gloria (Mike) Firment, Cortland, Ohio, Beatrice (Les) Prentice, Warren, Ohio, and Alice (Dino) Martinez, Pueblo; brothers, Joe (Agnes) Martinez Jr., Jake (Grace) Martinez, Jerry Martinez and Albert (Joyce) Martinez; sisters, Ruth (Tito) Padilla, Lillian (Louie) Espinoza and Della (Louie) Blea; and grandchildren, Albert, Richard, Kalena, Sarah, John III, Nick, Max, Justine and Elyssa. Cremation has taken place. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, with celebrant Rev. Maurice Gallagher. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Hall in Avondale following both services. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, John M.
John M. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1999 - John M. Martinez, 73, born in Walsenburg in 1926, passed away July 15, 1999 .Survived by his wife of 50 years, Della Martinez- children, Matt (Avelina)Martinez, Kathy (Larry) Gonzales, Alan (Beverly) Martinez- 12 grandchildren-17 great-grandchildren- brother and sisters, Della Pacheco, Virginia (Joe) Montez, Jim (Carol) Martinez, Genieve (Joe) Trujillo- mother-in-law, Lucy (Abel) Bachicha- and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by son, Duane Martinez- brothers, Toby and Joey Martinez- brother-in-law, Nick Pacheco- parents, Jose Nabor Martinez and Eva Martinez. Mr. Martinez retired from the CF&I punch mill after 32 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Assumption Church in his memory.

Martinez, John X.
John Xaviar Otis Martinez - Huerfano World - November 3, 1994 - John Xaviar Otis Martinez, 61, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of La Veta, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 1994. Born May 29, 1933 in La Veta, he was raised and attended school there. He entered the US Navy and later went to California where he entered college for four years. He had lived in Albuquerque for the past 20 years and worked as a self-employed plumber. Survivors include four children, Marie Martinez, Albuquerque, Lisa Fluckley and Robin Lutz, California and Paul Martinez, Albuquerque; four brothers, Ross Martinez, Lee Martinez and Marty Martinez, all of California and Ray Martinez, Albuquerque; four sisters, Rose Vallejos and Fran Vialpando, Pueblo and Mary Piren and Paula Romero, Denver; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Cremation.

Martinez, Jose
Jose Martinez - Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., Tuesday August 16, 1910, Jose Martinez age 9 years 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Epifanio Martinez. Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Mr. and Mrs. Epifanio Martinez have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their eight years old son who died Tuesday morning at six o'clock. The little fellow was riding on a load of ties Monday morning and when near Walsen camp in some way fell off and the load passed over his body. There was little hope for his recovery from the time of the accident.

Martinez, Jose
Jose Martinez - Wray Rattler - December 06, 1917 - Murder, Suicide and Robberies - Pueblo – A suicide, a murder and two robberies featured Thanksgiving day in Pueblo. Adam Edward Helmann, aged 55 years for twenty-three years a watchman at the Pueblo smelter, shot and killed himself, presumably over worries over financial difficulties. Jose Martinez, aged 35, was shot and killed by an unknown assassin. A local dry goods store was robbed of $2,200 worth of silk goods and one automobile was stolen.

Martinez, Jose Andronico
Jose Andronico Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Jose Andronico Martinez, 59, a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Sept. 9, 1943, in Gardner, Colo., passed away July 11, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. "Andy," as he was known to family and friends, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, the expert rifle marksman badge, the Good Conduct medal, the National Defense Service medal, a Presidential Unit citation, the Vietnamese Service medal and the Vietnamese Campaign medal. Andy did two tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. Andy graduated from Central High School in 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Lino and Louisa Frances (Escobedo) Martinez; brothers, Lawrence and Steven Martinez. Survived by his siblings, Pauline (Jose) Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Della (Virgil) Scott, Albuquerque, N.M., Josie (Jake) Aragon, Anthony (Susan) Martinez, Frad Martinez, Edith (Pete) Rivera, Paul Martinez, Laverne (Salomon) Dominuez, Billy Martinez, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At Andy's request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., as celebrant. Burial in Gardner, Colo. Family will receive friends at St. Francis Hall following the Mass.

Martinez, Jose C.
Jose C. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2005 - Jose C. Martinez, 77, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2005. Born on Dec. 31, 1927, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary S. Martinez; brother, Ernesto Martinez; sisters, Frances Arellano and Dolores Valerio. Survivors include his loving children, Jose C. (Joanna) Martinez Jr., Mary Martinez, Robert (Nancy) Martinez, William (Linda) Martinez, Rebecca Martinez, Deborah (Cristian) Hernandez; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Officiant, Rev. Bill Huber. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Jose Carlos
Jose Carlos Martinez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 12, 2006 - Jose Carlos Martinez passed away Oct. 10, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born July 21, 1987, in Pueblo, to Linda M. and William A. Martinez. Jose was a typical 19 year old who enjoyed fishing, camping and his music. His survivors include his parents; brothers, Robert (Darla) Finley and John (Meghan) Martinez; nephews, Matt and Anthony; and niece, Tasha; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation for Jose, 6 to 8 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, Davis Memorial Chapel. Cremation will follow.

Martinez, Jose Enrique
Jose Enrique (Hank) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2004 - Jose Enrique (Hank) Martinez Jose Enrique (Hank) Martinez, departed this life Feb. 14. 2004. Born Jan. 3, 1938 in Sofia, New Mexico. Preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Esther Martinez and in-laws, Steven and Celia Esquibel. Survived by his wife, Rosita Martinez, children, Darla (Bill) Carey, Diana (Gilbert) Franklin, Bobby Vigil, Steven (Geri) Vigil, Silvano (Kathy) Vigil, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brother, Ben (Emma Jean) Martinez, sisters, Rose (Mickey) Romero, Elsie Benevidez and Mary (Frank) Rolden and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Martinez served in the United States Marine Corps and retired from IGP with over 20 year of service. Cremation has taken place at his request. Memorial service Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 - 11:00 a.m., Grace Tabernacle Church, 945 E. Evans.

Martinez, Jose F.
Jose F. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Jose F. Martinez passed away July 5, 2000, in Pueblo. Jose was born on Jan. 17, 1966, in Lexington, Neb. His survivors include his mother, Rose Mary Martinez; and brother, Isreal Martinez, both of California; and other relatives. No viewing or services. Cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory.

Martinez, Jose F.
Jose F. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2004 - Jose F. Martinez, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 7, 2004. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Darren Wilson. Cremation has taken place.

Martinez, Jose Fernando
Jose Fernando Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2003 - Jose Fernando Martinez, 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, affectionately known to family and friends as "Fred," departed this life, Aug. 14, 2003 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Jan. 29, 1924, in Aguilar, he retired form International Mill Service and former CF&I with 48 years of service. Before his health began to fail, Fred liked to go dancing and he played the guitar. He also enjoyed working in his yard. He was very particular how his lawn looked. Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lilly Galves Martinez; children, Virginia (Abel) Sanistevan, Rudy (Corrine) Martinez, Pat (Rudy) Salazar, Sandra (Socorro) Mascarenas Morales; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guillermo and Maria "Santitos" Martinez. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The Rev. William Powers will serve as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home.

Martinez, Jose Francisco
Jose Francisco Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 23, 1991 - Jose Francisco Martinez, 84, of Colorado Springs died Friday in Colorado Springs. He was a construction laborer. Visitation will be from 8 to 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards. The funeral Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 101 N. Main St. in Fountain, with the Rev. G. James Brady officiating. Burial will be at the Fountain Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mr. Martinez was born June 8, 1906, in Walsenburg to Moises and Eulalia Martinez. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1954. Mr. Martinez was married Oct. 9, 1948, in Walsenburg to Josefita D.J. Martinez, who survives. He also is survived by two brothers, Moises of Fountain and Manuel of Pueblo; and a sister, Lucy Roberts of Colorado Springs.

Martinez, Jose H.
Jose H. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1986 - Jose H. Martinez, Feb. 2, 1986. Husband of Casilda Martinez. Father of Lucy O. Ontivesos, Denver; Viola B. Rinkus, Massachusetts; Juanita L. Sena, Denver; Lorraine P. Brown, Utah; Isabelle B. Vallejos, Pueblo; Cleotilde M. Gonzales, Denver; Abran A. Martinez, Texas; Maximiano D. Martinez, Pueblo; Lydia M. Martinez, Denver; Marie C. Prado, Denver; Albert D. Martinez, Pueblo; Paul R. Martinez, Germany; Margie V. Martinez, Pueblo; and Joseph D. Martinez, Pueblo. Grandfather of 13. Brother of Levino Martinez, New Mexico; Rachael Garcia, Pueblo; Epifanio Martinez, Palimon Martinez, Robert Martinez, Elvira Sahd and Elisa Archuleta, all of New Mexico. Mr. Martinez worked at CF&I Steel in the 25-inch mill and was a member of USWA AFL-CIO Local 2102. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Services, Sacred Heart Cathedral: Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial. The family will receive friends at 1005 W. 14th St.

Martinez, Jose Maria
Jose Maria Martinez - Huerfano Herald – November 11, 1880 – Dreadful Death - Two Men Hurled into Eternity - While Coming Down The Mountain On A Push Car - It is our painful duty to record today one of the most frightful and unfortunate accidents it has ever been our province to relate. As our readers are aware the fall is about 228 feet to the mile from the top of the mountain to this place, a distance of fifteen miles. It has been the custom since the completion of the road to Summit for many of the section men, and others, when desiring to descend the mountain to call into service a push car and allow it to make its own time down the steep and circuitous grade often reaching the frightful velocity of 60 or 70 miles per hour. On Saturday afternoon the boss and four section men from Ojo started for this city on one of these cars. The car consists merely of a small square platform, with brake, fastened upon four wheels, its weight being about eight hundred pounds. They had proceeded to within about five miles of La Veta, and were running at a swift rate when the encountered a snowdrift, upsetting the car, pitching Charles Lambert and Jose Maria Martinez in front of it and scattering men and car in wild confusion. The fall was a terrible one, crushing and bruising the unfortunate men that received its force, and bending the heavy iron axles like withs. Charles Lambert was killed almost instantly, receiving internal injuries from which he never ... (unfinished) (speaking of Martinez) everything that anyone could suggest was done to alleviate his suffering, but after lingering until Sunday afternoon, his spirit passed to the Great Beyond. He was aged about 25 years, a Mexican by birth, and had only been employed as section hand since the middle of October. His mother and two brothers reside in Walsenburg and were notified in time to be with him in his last hours. He is spoken of as an intelligent, genial Mexican, of more then ordinary ability, a kind and dutiful son, an affectionate brother, and one who occupied a warm place in the hearts of numerous friends. Charles Lambert was a Polander by birth, aged about 45 or 50 years, and had only been employed in the section a month, coming from Pueblo to Ojo. He is spoken of by friends in high terms as a kind, genial man, one who scarcely ever drank, and never to excess. He was fond of music and spent many pleasant evenings at the store of Sager & Berry, playing the accordion for the amusement of the boys that congregate there. He was industrious and economical, and careful in the expenditure of his money. He leaves a brother and some children at Aurora, Ill., his wife having died several years before. Our Denver & Rio Grande did all that it was possible to do to alleviate the pain of the suffering one, and when death came tenderly and carefully cared for the remains. Both were prepared for their long and silent sleep in an appropriate manner, and forwarded to their respective friends. The accident is a sad and sorrowful one, harrowing in the extreme to the bereaved relatives, but under the circumstances it is fortunate that the entire crew were not instantly killed.

Martinez, Jose R.
Jose Ramon Martinez - Huerfano World - December 22, 1994 - Jose Ramon Martinez, 90, died Dec. 14, 1994 at his home in Gardner after a lengthy illness. He was born July 28, 1904, in Yellowstone. Survivors include his wife Adeline, Gardner; daughters, Della Vigil, Oakland, CA, Alice Martinez, Gardner, Rose Marie Garcia and Pauline King, Pueblo; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Saturday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Martinez, Josefita
Josefita Martinez - Independent - March 14, 1912 - Died at Hezron, Colo., Wednesday, March 6, 1912 Josefita Martinez, age 68 years.

Martinez, Josefita
Josefita "Josie" De Jesus Martinez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 31, 1997 - Josefita "Josie" De Jesus Martinez, 82, a homemaker, died March 28, 1997, in Pueblo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 101 N. Main St., Fountain. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery. Mrs. Martinez was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Walsenburg to Jose and Anna (Cordova) Martinez, who are deceased. She was married Oct. 9, 1948, in Walsenburg to Jose Francisco Martinez, who also is deceased. Mrs. Martinez is survived by a brother, Don J. of Pueblo. She was preceded in death five brothers, Frutoso, Louie, Alvino, Fred and Doro; and five sisters, Talpita, Mary, Martha, Rose and Belen. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fountain. Mrs. Martinez had lived in the area since 1954 and previously had lived in Walsenburg.

Martinez, Joseph
Joseph "J.C." Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2003 - Joseph "J.C." Martinez, 73, beloved father, grandfather, uncle and brother departed this life on Nov. 18, 2003, ending his battle with cancer. He is preceded in passing by his wife of 50 years, Jenny (Juanita) Martinez; parents, Santiago and Mary Martinez; sisters, Rachel Perea, Lucy Saiz and Filamena Ortega; brothers, Sam, John, Simon and Dave Martinez. In 1950, J.C. began a 15 month tour in Korea. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Presidential Citation, Korean Service Medal with three combat stars, Korean War Service Medal, Occupation Medal (Japan), CCF Spring Offensive and First U.N. Counter Offensive. J.C. remained active in the Army Reserves for 26 years, retiring in 1978 as Sergeant First Class. He was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 26 years as a semi-truck driver. During this time J.C. received 47 outstanding awards and commendations at his home station. During his employment at the P.A.D. from 1968 to 1970, J.C. volunteered to work in Okinawa and Vietnam as a specialist to return retro grade material, for which he received 27 letters of accommodations and one letter of Special Acts Award. J.C. was truly a self-made man. In 1976, J.C. and his partner and friend, Dave Mihalick, started their own construction business. J&J Paving evolved into a very successful contracting business. Among the numerous awards J.C. received in the private sector included, Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year Award, The Goodwill Industries Achievement and American G.I. Forum Outstanding Member of the Year. As a member of the G.I. Forum, J.C. was the chairman of the Pepsi-Cola G.I. Forum Scholarships committee for two years. Under his chairmanship, 11 full grant scholarships and two vocational scholarships were granted. J.C. achieved much in his lifetime; he was a caring, loving and generous man with humble beginnings which attributed to his success in life and business. J.C. will leave to cherish his memory his children, Vera (Keith) Carpenter, Georgina (Joe) Daffin, Sil Martinez and Robert (Francis) Martinez; grandchildren, Reyna (Doug Kenyon) Carpenter, Jason (Denise) Daffin, Shauna Carpenter, Joesil (Tina) Daffin, John (Leandra) Carpenter, Jogina Daffin, Savannah Martinez, Cody and Zachary Martinez; special nephew, Ray Montoya; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Martinez; brother-in-law, Delfino Mata; sister-in-law, Virginia (Joe) Espinoza; and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to J.C.'s dear and close friends, Dave Mihalick, Ronny Gettel, John Gasperetti; nephew, Benji Perea; and brother, Paul Romero for your kindness and special time spent with our father during his last days. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, Our Lady of The Meadows Catholic Church, Rev. Kevin F. Novack, celebrant. Military Honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in J.C.'s Memory.

Martinez, Joseph
Joseph Martinez - Huerfano World Journal - July 24, 2008 - A memorial service will be held, Sat., July 26, at 11 am, at St. Mary's Catholic Church for Joseph Anthony Martinez, who died June 21, 2008 in Fargo, ND. Martinez was born on March 23, 1948 to Julian and Gloria (Vigil) Martinez in Walsenburg, CO. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church and attended public school in Walsenburg. On July 10, 1971 he was united in marriage to Virginia Lee Knott. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Virginia of Thief River Falls, MN; son, James (Jolie) of Pottstown, PA; three grandchildren, Trend, Cyenna, and Riley; parents Julian and Gloria; four brothers, Ben (Kay), Nick, Alan (Cindy) and Michael Martinez, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Martinez, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Joseph F. Martinez passed away July 5, 1999, at Parkview Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sigifredo Martinez, and Elena Gomez-Martinez- his beloved daughter, Maria Elena- and brothers, Eli and Reuben. He is survived by his lifelong love, Lupe Martinez. Their 64 years of marriage is truly a beautiful example for all. Surviving children are Fred (Madeline) Martinez, Chuck (Colleen) Martinez, and Joseph Eli Martinez-grandchildren, Joseph F. Martinez, Carlotta Martinez, Jamie Martinez, Asia Zapata, and Joseph L. Martinez. Joe was born April 22, 1915, in Walsenburg, and was married to Lupe Manzanares on Oct. 4, 1936. Prior to World War II, he worked in the coal mines in the Walsenburg area. He was a car inspector in San Diego, Calif. During Joe's 38 years with the Denver Rio Grande Railroad, he served as a switchman, foreman, and conductor. Joe was a member of Rio Grande Veteran's Club No. 6, United Transportation Union, Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles Lodge No. 145, and Rio Grande Retirees (NARVE) Club, and of St. Patrick's Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Patrick's Church. Interment Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 9 a.m. to5 p.m. Wednesday.

Martinez, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Martinez - Huerfano World - September 27, 2007 - Joseph F. Martinez, affectionately known as “Rabbit,” departed this life on September 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben H. and Rebecca Armijo, his sister Erlinda M. Cordova, and infant daughter Lorrain Martinez. He is survived by his children Irene (Neal) Grilley, Joseph (Julie) Martinez, Theresa Martinez, Marijane (Nick) Martinez, Michael (Jean) Martinez, Lydia (Paul) Martinez, Luther Martinez, Barbara (Roy) Gonzales, Rick Martinez, Joe (Lisa) Vigil, and Renee Cordova. He is also survived by his three favorite nephews George, Geno, and Ben Trujillo, Twenty grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Joe received his M.A. degree and worked throughout his life as a social worker and accountant for the Social Security Administration. He returned to Walsenburg in April 2007. He will be missed by those who loved him and his witty personality. A grave side service will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at North St. Mary's Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Martinez, Joseph Robert
Joseph Robert Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - Joseph Robert Martinez, 13, a Corwin Middle School student, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 12, 1999. A lifetime Puebloan, ``Joey," as he was known to family and classmates, was born Nov. 5, 1985. In 1997 Joey was a member of the Heaton Marching Band, where he played saxophone. He was an honor roll student. He also enjoyed free-lance drawing and bike riding. Preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Alvino Martinez. He is survived by his parents, Susan Martinez, Pueblo, and Joe Baca, Denver- sisters, Larissa Martinez and Vanessa Baca- a brother, Anthony Martinez- stepbrothers, David and Andrew Archuleta-grandparents, Mary Helen Martinez, Rose Baca and Bob Martinez- three aunts, Suzette (Joe) Martinez, Valrie Martinez and Janie Charles- six uncles, Robert Martinez, Phillip (Angela) Baca, Manuel Baca, Henry (Bessie) Amador, Angel (Susan) Baca and Steve Amador- and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Joey was grandma's and Papu's pride and joy. He will be sadly missed. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 .m. Monday, Chapel. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, CM, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Pueblo Bank and Trust Co. in Joey's memory.

Martinez, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2005 - Joseph S. Martinez, 56, Avondale resident, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 12, 2005. Affectionately known to family and friends as "Moco Jo" and "Jose." He was born March 4, 1949, to the union of Edward and Christine Autobee Martinez, who preceded him in death along with grandparents, Charles and Martina Autobee, Jose and Genoveva Martinez; brother, Derek "Worm" Martinez; nephew, Derek "L.W." Martinez Jr.; special cousin, Donald "Red" Armijo; and father-in-law, Benjamin Basquez. Joseph served in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but what he loved most was riding his Harley. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Bernadette Basquez Martinez; his daughters, Anita Jo (Michael Boydstun) Martinez and Amber (Shawn Gonzales) Martinez; one unborn grandchild; siblings, Wanda (Manuel) Vargas, Ronald (Barbara) Martinez, Barbara (Edward) Ortiz, Charles (Christine) Martinez, LuAnn Martinez and Denise (John Garduno) Contreras; mother- and father-in-law, Chencho and Laura Gomez; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Loubea (Al) Conchola, Ben Basquez, Gloria (Lawrence) Sais, Frank (JoAnn) Martinez, Nancy (Eusebio) Maes, Judy (Monico) Maes, Joseph (Laura) Basquez and Laura Lee (Pete) Enriquez; four godchildren, Jeanine Martinez, Johanna "Sumo" Aragon, Eusebio "EJ" Maes and Danette "Bunny" Contreras; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Also survived by special cousin, David "Peaches" Autobee; his dog, "Spooks;" cats, Mickey and Milo. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday; both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with Father Kevin Bachmann, OSB, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Josephine
Josephine Martinez - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Josephine Martinez, 90, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, June 6, 1993, in Walsenburg Care Center where she had been a resident for the past month. She had been in failing health for the past year. Born May, 9 1903, to Teodore and Maria Cosita Bustos Sandoval of Cucharas, she was one of many children. She was reared on a ranch and attended school through the ninth grade. She married Gasper Martinez in 1923 and they had lived their lives in Huerfano County where he ranched and had worked in the coal mines. A member of St. Mary Church, she is survived by her husband, Gasper and a son, Stanley, both of Walsenburg; two Sisters, Teresina Tafoya and Alice Sandoval, a brother, Dick Sandoval, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Josephine
Josephine Martinez - Huerfano World - May 15, 2008 - Josephine Martinez passed away on May 6, 2008. She is survived by daughters Diana Johnson, Deborah Krause, son-in-law Richard Krause; grandchildren Jason Johnson, Blake Johnson, Curtis Johnson, Marshall Krause, Taylor Krause, Grayson Krause and Hunter Krause. She was married to Frasie Martinez, who during his residency in Walsenburg worked as a police officer for several years. They moved to Denver, CO where they lived until passing on. Josephine was born and raised in Walsenburg, was a local entertainer for many years, and worked as a DJ for KFLJ Radio station. Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Lakewood, CO.

Martinez, Josephine
Josephine Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2006 - Josephine Martinez, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Remegio and Guadalupe Martinez; brothers, Paul, Leo and Ray Martinez; and sisters, Alice Serracino, Eva Mora and Mary Ann Arnold. She is survived by her siblings, Marcella Montoya, Donald (Tiva) Martinez and Helen (Bill) Bancroft; sister-in-law, Rose Martinez; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Meadows. There will be no viewing at the Mass. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Martinez, Josephine Darlene
Josephine Darlene "Deana" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Josephine Darlene "Deana" Martinez, 57, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tito and Stella Quintana; grandparents, Pedro and Josephine Quintana. Josie is survived by her husband of 39 years, Epifanio (Epie); children, Debra (John) Muniz, Epifanio "Epie" (Carol) Jr., Susan (Edward) Torres, Christopher, Carlos (Ashley), Jose (Christine), Lucinda (Michael) Ortiz and Deana (Joe) Martinez; 23 grandchildren; siblings, Elena (Leo) Razo, Ramon (Connie) Quintana, Fred (Colleen) Quintana, Connie Aguirre; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Josie was a member of the San Carlos Branch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Juan A.
Juan A. Martinez - Walsenburg World - May 14, 1908 - Died May 8, 1908, Juan A, Martinez, age 10 months.

Martinez, Juan Andres
Juan Andres Martinez - Huerfano World - May 16, 1991 - Juan Andres Martinez, 92, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 11, 1991, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born in Butte Valley Feb. 5, 1899, he was known in Huerfano County as a rancher, businessman and in the early years, a coal miner. He was a member of the UMWA. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife Caroline, of the family home; his children, Frank E. Martinez, Helen Hurtado, Tony G. Martinez and Della Velarde, Walsenburg; 33 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - Two family members and their spouses were inadvertently omitted from the list of survivors of the family of the late Juan A. Martinez. They are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vallejo and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lanier.

Martinez, Juan B.
Juan B. Martinez - Huerfano World - March 26, 1998 - Juan B. "Johnny Q." Martinez, 59, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Mar. 23, 1998. Born Dec. 13, 1938 in Walsenburg to Donaciano and Margarita Borrego Martinez, he worked as a dishwasher, at restaurants in Texas and California and a bottling company in Pueblo. He was proud of the fact he had donated a kidney for a wounded soldier. He had moved to Denver about seven months ago. Survivors include two sisters, Martha Sedillo, Denver and Genevia Pino, Walsenburg; a brother, Bernard Mestas, Pueblo. Cremation with committal service at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Huerfano World - April 4, 1998 - Juan B. "Johnny Q." Martinez, 59, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Mar. 23, 1998. Born Dec. 13, 1938 in Walsenburg to Donaciano and Margarita Borrego Martinez, he worked as a dishwasher, at restaurants in Texas and California and a bottling company in Pueblo. He was proud of the fact he had donated a kidney for a wounded soldier. He had moved to Denver about seven months ago. Survivors include two sisters, Martha Sedillo, Denver and Genevia Pino, Walsenburg; a brother, Bernard Mestas, Pueblo. Cremation with committal service in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Martinez, Juan Bautista
Juan Bautista Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1986 - Juan Bautista Martinez, 1612 San Pedro departed this life April 26, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for over 50 years, he was born Aug. 16, 1904, in Farisita. He retired from CF&I casting foundry in 1965. He married the former Roseanna Castro on Oct. 15, 1919, in Gardner. She preceded him in death May 2, 1977. Mr. Martinez is survived by two daughters, Angie (Tony) Montoya, Pueblo, Rose (Ernest) Martinez-Sierra, Boone; three sons, Elias (Agapita) Martinez, Fermin (Lupe) Martinez and Gene (Gloria) Martinez, all of Pueblo; one sister-in-law, Winona Martinez, Pueblo; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Evening service, 7 o'clock Tuesday; funeral service, noon Wednesday, both services at Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Jacinto Fuentes officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Martinez, Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco Martinez - Huerfano World - May 7, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1930: Died, Mrs. James B. Dick, wife of the clerk at the Jewell mine; Anna Herlyck, daughter of Thomas Rogers; and Juan Francisco Martinez, 83, a resident here for the past 35 years. [Editor's Note: Juan Francisco Martinez died on or about April 25, 1930. Obituary listed World Independent, April 25, 1930, Page 1.]

Martinez, Juan Urbano
Juan Urbano Martinez - Huerfano World - June 21, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Juan Urbano Martinez, a 73-year-old sheepherder and brother of Bruno Martinez, died at his home on Bear Creek and was buried in the cemetery on the hill.

Martinez, Juanita
Juanita "Janie" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1998 - Juanita "Janie" Martinez, 96, died in the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas on Oct. 15, 1998. Survived by sons, Lawrence (Ruth) Martinez of Seattle, Wash., and Richard (Cheryl) Martinez of Tulsa, Okla. - and daughter, Florence Galves of Las Animas. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment in Las Animas Cemetery.

Martinez, Juanita Jenny
Juanita Jenny Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Juanita Jenny Martinez, 69, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, departed this life June 30, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Jenny was born to the union of Rayo and Delfino Mata, June 16, 1933. Jenny and her husband, “J.C.” Martinez, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She was a member of TREA Ladies Auxiliary and she loved the Raiders football team. Jenny was a colorful, courageous and loving woman. She was an artist whose paintings reflected the beauty and love she had for life. She was a talented dancer and was the first Chicana dance instructor to teach Mexican folk dancing at then SCSC, now USC, 1972 through 1974. She also enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. She was known for cooking, joking and teasing. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ray Mata; sister, Marie Lucy Mata; father- and mother-in-law, Santiago James and Marie Herrera Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory he beloved husband, Joseph “J.C.” Martinez; daughters, Vera (Keith) Carpenter, Georgina (Joe) Daffin; sons, Robert “Butch” (Frances) Martinez and Sil Martinez; sister, Virginia (Joe) Espinoza; brother, Delfino Mata; grandchildren, Reyna Carpenter, Jason (Denise) Daffin, Shauna Carpenter, Josil (Tina) Daffin, John (Leandra) Carpenter, JoGina Daffin, Savannah Martinez, Cody and Zachary Martinez; several great-grandchildren to whom she was known as “Cona.” Both services, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Julia Marie
Julia Marie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2002 - Age 67, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 2002. Born April 21, 1934, in Wagon Mound, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Martin Martinez; one daughter, Lupe Martinez; and son-in-law, Andy Reyes; her parents, Abelino and Delia Garcia; also father-in-law, Paul Martinez; one sister, Dolores “Lola” Garcia. Survived by children, Marilyn (Kenny) Gonzales, Paul Martinez, Theresa (Rick) Bertholf, Kathy Martinez, Vicky (Dennis) Aguilar, Liz Martinez, Martin (Tina) Martinez Jr., Lola (Rick) Samora and Rita Martinez, all of Pueblo; brothers, Jerry (Helen) Garcia, Jose Eloy (Jeanie) Garcia, Gilbert (Cathy) Garcia and Abe (Liz) Garcia; sisters, Rose (Lupe) Montoya and Arabella (Jerry) Gray. She has 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Julia enjoyed her dog Tina and her white turtle dove, Snowflake. She loved the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services, and at 5 Hampton Lane. Julia Marie Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2002 - Age 67, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 2002. Also survived by aunt and sister-in-law, Viola (Cornelio) Martinez; brother-in-law, Ross Martinez; son-in-law, Gregory Madeo; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service, and at 5 Hampton Lane.

Martinez, Julia V.
Mrs. Julia V. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1975 - Mrs. Julia V. Martinez, 73, Fowler, died May 24, 1975. Survived by husband, Benjamin, of the home; 3 sons, Frank, Newark, Calif.; Pat, Pueblo, and Jay, Denver; 6 daughters, Betty Sisneros, Newark, Calif.; Mrs. Nora Trujillo, Denver; Mrs. Marcella Rodriquez, Boone; Mrs. Terry Ruiz, San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. Genevieve Saenz, Fowler, and Mrs. Jenny Maestas, Fowler; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eufumia Murrugo, Fowler, and Mrs. Annie Arguello, Azusa, Calif.; 45 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Family Rosary 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Crist Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery.

Martinez, Julian Anthony
Julian Anthony Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2005 - Julian Anthony Martinez, 43, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2005. He is survived by many relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Minnequa Works Credit Union in memory of Julian Martinez.

Martinez, Julianita
Julianita Martinez - Walsenburg World - September 23, 1911 - Died near Gardner, September 10, 1911, Julianita Martinez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Garcia age 30 years 1 month 6 days.

Martinez, Julio
Julio Martinez - World Independent – May 20, 1936 - Martinez Funeral Is Held Tuesday - Funeral services for Julio Martinez were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Martinez, who was 63 years old was seriously injured in an automobile accident near Colorado Springs last October. His death was a result of injuries received in the crash. He is survived by his widow, Lupe Martinez, and three daughters: Mrs. Gabriel Martinez of Lascar, Mrs. J.M. Ortega of Lascar and Mrs. Manuel Martinez of Southern Junction. One son, Paul, of Walsenburg and two brothers, San Diego and Leigo also are survivors.

Martinez, Kenneth E.
Kenneth E. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Kenneth E. Martinez, 41, born Jan. 27, 1964 went home with the Lord Oct. 3, 2005. Preceded in death by father Ray Martinez, nephew Francisco Lizardi. Survived by mother Delia Martinez, daughters Lynette, Amanda, Jessica Martinez, son Kenny Martinez and four grandchildren. Brothers and sisters Galvie (Kathy) Martinez, Lydia (Cyril) Lira, Dolores Martinez, Rick (Kelly) Martinez, Tina (Gilroy) Sisneros, Barbara (Tom) Garcia, Stephanie DeHerrera, Andrea (Jerry) Duarte, godson Kevin Martinez, several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends. Memorial mass Fri., Oct. 7, 2005, 2pm, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende.



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