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Martinez, Patricia M.
Patricia M. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1999 - Patricia M. Martinez passed away Dec. 13, 1999, in Pueblo. Patricia was born in DeLand, Fla., on April 18, 1947, and had lived in Pueblo since 1985. She was employed as a ward clerk in the Air Force Academy Hospital. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her husband, Ernest Martinez, Pueblo; mother, Mercedes Chamberlain, Rhode Island; children, Albert Martinez, Hawaii, and Alicia Martinez, Pueblo; brothers, Dennis Cooney, Georgia and Michael Cooney of Indiana; sisters, Jeanne Madison, South Carolina, and Kathy Earigan, Rhode Island; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martinez will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. A vigil for the deceased will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Services and interment will be held next week in the Rolling Hills Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

Martinez, Patsy Leora
Patsy "Pat" Leora Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1997 - Patsy "Pat" Leora Martinez, 42, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 11, 1997. Born on Oct. 7, 1954, in Arroyo Seco, N.M., the fourth child of Eloy B. and Elvira M. Martinez, Pueblo. Survived by parents- brothers, Arthur (Jeannie) Martinez, Thornton, Colo., Leroy Martinez, Pueblo, Ruben (Lea) Martinez, Pueblo, Mario (Mary) Martinez, Denver, Colo., and Ernesto Martinez, Pueblo- sisters, Loretta Romero, Pueblo, Rita (Frank) Marquez, Pueblo, Celina (Joe) Salas, Pueblo, Lourdes (Kenneth) Chavez, Pueblo, and Marie (Ted) Perez, Pueblo- 12 nieces and nephews- goddaughter, Clara Martinez- and special niece, Cherisa Cisneros. Pat loved family events, dancing (She loved cumbias) and the color purple. She was a kind, gentle and considerate soul. She treasured little things, a friendly smile, a kind touch, a thoughtful act and graphy. During her time on Earth, she brought great joy to her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her parents and family. God bless and keep her in everlasting life. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Both to take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Celebrant, Rev. Tony Wojcinski. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home, 33 Clemson Drive.

Martinez, Paul
Paul Martinez – Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1990 – Paul Martinez, 83, of Pueblo, died Jan. 12, 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Martinez. He is survived by sons: Cornelio (Viola) Martinez, Martin (Julia) Martinez; and Ross Martinez, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by his brother Cornelio Martinez, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Vigil service 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 am Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment Imperial. Family will receive friends at home of son Martin Martinez, 602 E. Sixth.

Martinez, Paul Porferio
Paul Porferio Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1987 - Paul Porferio Martinez, 77, late of 1010 E. Fourth, departed this life Dec. 17, 1987, St. Joseph's Hospital in Florence, Colo. "P.P.," as he was affectionately known to his friends, was born July 19, 1910, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by sisters, Delia Ortega, Nellie Martinez, and Caroline Martinez. He was very active in DAV Steel City Chapter 39, serving as commander from 1968 to 1970. He served also as department DAV commander in 1972 on the state level. He received numerous awards for his dedication and outstanding service to the DAV. He especially enjoyed recruiting new members and dedicated much of his retirement time assisting in constructing the Chapter 39 DAV building located on O'Neal. Paul and Eva were foster parents to numerous children from 1968 to 1981. Paul is survived by his wife, Eva; son, LeeRoy (Rosalie) Martinez; grandchildren, Terri Martinez, Dean (Tammy) Martinez, Tricia (Ernie) Romero; great-grandchildren, Tino Trujillo, Ryan and Jared Romero, Mimi, Michael and Catherine Martinez. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the DAV 39 Scholarship Fund for members' grandchildren would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at 1010 E. Fourth; enter through alley way.

Martinez, Paula E.
Paula E. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2005 - Paula E. Martinez, 75, went to be with the Lord Aug. 23. 2005. She was born Aug. 28, 1929 in Redwing, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Juan B. Martinez. Survived by her children, Juan (Isabel) Martinez, Liz Zuniga, Geraldine Lujan, Reyes (Lisa) Martinez, Michole Martinez, Diane Martinez, Rueben (Audra) Martinez, Edward (Tracy Pena) Martinez. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. No services per her request.

Martinez, Pauline
Pauline Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2001- Pauline Martinez, 86, affectionately known as "Sarge," departed this life Jan. 5, 2001. Born April 19, 1914, in Wagon Mound, N.M., she served in the U.S. Army WACS during WWII. At the former Pueblo Army Base, she helped to guard prisoners kept in the holding camps. Pauline was well known in the Bessemer area. Predeceased by her parents, Jose and Sophie (Archibeque) Valerio; daughter, Arleen Montiel; granddaughters, Nancy Apodaca and Monica Archuleta. Survived by her children, Betty (John) Apodaca, Bent's Fort, Colo., Virginia Lucero, Denver, Charlotte (Ernest) Cordiva and David (Jeanette) Martinez, all of Pueblo, Richard (Letitia) Martinez, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., Sharon Martinez, Pueblo, Ronald Martinez, Corpus Christi, Texas, Edward Martinez, Pueblo; a brother, Eugene (Dolores) Cordova, Loveland, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends, to include special friend Virginia Morales, Pueblo. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1127 E. Orman Ave.

Martinez, Pearl Mary
Pearl Mary Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2005 - Pearl Mary Martinez, 69, born June 3, 1935, in Cimarron, N.M., passed away Jan. 10, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center following a brief illness. Predeceased by her parents, Steve and Sadie Tafoya; husband, Palemon O. Martinez. Survived by her children, Shirley (Ricky) Valdez, Liz (Sal) Marmolejo, Vincente (Lina) Martinez, Bea (Lyndon) Navarrete-Stoudmire; grandchildren, Sheena Rose Valdez, Palemon (Eliz) Valdez, Sammie Jo (Anthony) Marmolejo, Lorenzo Marmolejo, Ryan (Melissa) Martinez, Madlyn and Mya Stoudmire, Lydia Tafoya, Robert Lopez; and one great-grandchild; siblings, Ana (Carlos) Barela, Esther Tafoya, Rudy (Georgia) Tafoya, Joseph (Ruth) Tafoya, Issac (Mary) Tafoya, Manuel Tafoya, Steve (Linda) Tafoya, James (Janet) Tafoya; compadre and comadre, Bennie and Nora Trujillo; mother-in-law, Adelida Martinez; other in-laws: Bernie (Patsy) Martinez, Baldo (Nancy) Martinez, Albert Martinez, Vivian (Dave) Gonzales, Olga (Carlos) Trujillo, Aurora (Ephran) Pando, Lucille (Dan) Orona and numerous other relatives and friends, to include her six godchildren, Cynthia, Patsy, Randy, Debbie, Anita and Issac. She was a member of the Altar Society of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She enjoyed trips to Cripple Creek and cooking for her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. today, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Martinez family would like to thank the Four Tower nurses of Parkview Medical Center, Lacy, Carmen and Rita for the loving care given our mother.

Martinez, Pete
Pete Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Pete Martinez, 77, departed this life April 22, 1999. A Pueblo resident for the past 49 years, Mr. Martinez was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Walsenburg. He retired from Bernstein Brothers. He enjoyed going to Mexico for vacations, shopping for bargains, and Saturday night dances. Eastside friends would remember Pete, as he would always take them grocery shopping and to pay their bills. Pete was known for saying, "we should help each other instead of trying to hurt each other." Survived by three sons, Pete (Cecelia) Martinez, Jr., Leonard (Lucille) Martinez, all of Pueblo, John Martinez, Dodge City, Kan. - 10 grandchildren- 18 great-grandchildren- and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents, Concesion and Sophie Martinez- his wife, Audrey Trujillo Martinez- and daughter, Phyllis Pacheco. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn.

Martinez, Pete
Pete Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2000 - Pete Martinez, 76, passed away May 29, 2000, in Pueblo. Born June 29, 1923, in Fowler. Survived by a special caregiver, Ruth Coram; and many friends. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Martinez, Pete
Pete Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2006 - Pete Martinez, 70, passed away Dec. 14, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Laura, in 2003; and siblings. Survived by his children, Pete A. Martinez, Denver, Mark J. (Kathy) Martinez, Denver, Lorretta (Felix) Cruz, San Jose, Calif., Marcella (Manuel Valdez) Romero, Denver, and Ava (Mike) Giron, Denver; grandchildren, Adrienne (Randy) Dominguez, Brianne Webb, Sean Webb, Anthony James Martinez and Sierra Martinez; and great-grandchild, Natalina Dominguez. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors and interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2006 - Please note time and date change for service, 2 p.m. Friday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Martinez, Pete J.
Pete J. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1986 - Pete J. Martinez, a Pueblo resident since 1971, late of 2806 Fifth Ave. departed this life March 14, 1986. Mr. Martinez was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1984, after 10 years of service. He was a member of the Colorado Pharmaceutical Association, the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association, St. Pius Church and was a graduate of the University of New Mexico. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his father, Martin Martinez. Survivors include his wife, Ruthie W. Martinez of the family home; his mother, Frances Martinez of Pueblo; two daughters, Kathleen Oreo of Ruidoso, N.M., and Mary Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M.; three stepsons, Larry Blansett of Baton Rouge, La., and Jerry and Bobby James of Denver; one stepdaughter, Patsy Callahan of Tyler, Texas; one brother, Vern Martinez of Pueblo; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Pius X Church with Father Reicher officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the family home.

Martinez, Petra
Petra Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 1999 - Petra Martinez, 74, of Pueblo, passed away March 5, 1999. Born on Aug. 8, 1924, in Mogote, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, George Joe Martinez-her son, Eugene Martinez. Also preceded in death by her parents, Malaquias and Eliza Valdez- and her brother, Jacob Valdez. Survived by her sons, Robert(Vivian) Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Steve (Sally) Martinez, all of Pueblo, Eddie (Irene) Martinez, Carlos (Valerie) Martinez, all of Cheyenne, Wyo.- and one daughter, Elsie (Manuel) Castro, of Pueblo- brothers, Mike Valdez of DesMoines, Iowa, and Eloy (Carmen) Valdez of Aurora- 28 grandchildren and 28great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel, Pastor Mike Smith of Emmanuel Church officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Martinez, Philip Eugene
Philip Eugene Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1986 - Philip Eugene Martinez, late of San Francisco, Calif., passed away Dec. 11, 1986. Arrangements pending.

Martinez, Philomeno S.
Philomeno "Phil" S. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2000 - Philomeno "Phil" S. Martinez, 88, Alamosa. A vigil service will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery.

Martinez, Pina
Pina Martinez - Huerfano World – September 14, 2006 – Pina Martinez, 92, died September 2, 2006 in Dalhart, TX. Memorial service will be held Friday, September 15, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church with Fr. Christopher Adinuba officiating. A ceremony for interment of the cremains will be held following the memorial at St. Mary North Cemetery. Pina Sandoval was born September 14, 1913 in Costilla, NM to Manuel and Dulcinea (Garcia) Sandoval. On December 11, 1934, she married Alejandro Martinez in Eaton, CO. A business woman and homemaker, Pina will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great-grandmother. Survivors are a daughter, Marlene and her husband, Gary Turner of Dalhart, TX; four sons, Arthur Martinez, Dalhart, TX; Manuel R. Martinez of Taos, NM, Harold G. Martinez and his wife, Della of Walsenburg and Ralph A. and his wife, Patricia Martinez of Denver; 41 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband and a son, Daniel L. Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 - Pina Sandoval Martinez, went to be with our Lord Sept. 2, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Alex Martinez; son, Dan Martinez; grandson, Michael Martinez; granddaughter, Donna Martinez. Survived by children, Alex, Manuel, Harold (Della), Ralph (Patricia) Martinez, Marlene (Gary) Turner; daughter-in-law, Eileen Martinez; sister, Rose Casias; brother, Jose Sandoval; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial Mass, Sept. 15, 2006. Rosary, 10:30 a.m., Mass, 11 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Survivors include husband, Walter E. Boldridge, Jr.; three daughters, Teri and husband Jake Koehler, Sonya G. Boldridge and Patricia E. Boldridge, all of Atchison, Kan.; one son, Richard and his wife, Andrea Boldridge, Pueblo, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Cheryl Kelley, Atchison, Kan.

Martinez, Priscilla J.
Priscilla J. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2005 - Priscilla J. Martinez, 57 of Pueblo passed away July 12, 2005. Preceded in death by husband Tony Martinez, parents Perry & Dora Montoya, brother Perry Montoya Jr. and son Mike Martinez. She is survived by husband Ray Pacheco, sons Anthony (Deyonca) Martinez, Aaron (Jessica) Armijo; daughters Nancy & Natalie Armijo, Genesee (Ron Vigil), all of Pueblo; sisters Rose (Ralph) Martinez, Rita (Fred) Jackson, Arizona, half sister Rita Encinias of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brothers Tony Montoya, Patrick Martinez, and Joe Gallegos of Denver. Numerous grand children, nephews, nieces and relatives. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Relatives and friends will be received at 911 E. Arroyo, home of sister Rose Martinez, on Saturday at 2pm.

Martinez, Rachel
Rachel Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2004 - Rachel Martinez, born Nov. 6, 1921, to the union of Pedro and Cirrila Romero, passed away Dec. 18, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; sons, Frank Martinez Jr. and Willie Martinez; and her daughter, Frances Martinez. Survived by her children, Nerio Martinez of New Mexico, Elena Martinez, Pueblo, Evelyn (Charles) Alexander, Arkansas, and Richard (Yvonne) Martinez, Pueblo; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and her special friend and companion of 41 years, Francis Winget, who was like a father to her children. She was a loving and compassionate mother and grandmother and dedicated her life to her family. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Martinez, Ramon Paulino
Ramon Paulino Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2002 - Age 84, departed this life Jan. 20, 2002. Preceded in death by daughter, Aurora. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Guadalupe; sons, Eduardo, Joe, Ramon Jr. (Cristella), Jim (Evelyn) and Anthony Sr. (Joann); daughters, Linda (Dennis Vigil) and Lorraine (Leroy Garcia Sr.); 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Manual (Isabel), Margarito (Carmelita) and Andres (Florentina); sisters, Mary and Eufelia (Raphel); and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. The family will receive family and friends at 111 Cornell Circle.

Martinez, Raymond J. G.
Raymond J. G. Martinez - Fort Morgan Times - July 11, 2006 - Raymond J. G. Martinez, 72, died Thursday at the North Valley Medical Center in Thornton. Martinez was born June 2, 1934, in Denver to Frank and Della (Apodaca) Martinez. He married Pauline G. Flores June 26, 1965, in Aguilar. They moved to Fort Morgan in 1966 from Denver. He taught school in the Fort Morgan School District for nearly 30 years. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Martinez enjoyed reading, especially historical things, traveling, genealogy, music, tinkering around the house and was a conservationist before it became mainstream. Survivors include his wife, Pauline of Fort Morgan; two daughters, Tina M. Dominguez of Novato, Calif., and Theresa M. Martinez of Thornton; three brothers, Rudolph Martinez and Daniel Martinez, both of Seattle, Wash., and John Martinez of Northglenn; two sisters, Mary Lou Montoya and Shirley Martinez, both of Denver, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Frank Martinez. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at Saint Cajetas Catholic Church in Denver. Interment will follow in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Martinez, Raymond M.
Raymond M. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1999 - Raymond M. Martinez, 72, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 1999. Born June 4, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Remigio and Guadalupe Gallegos Martinez- brothers, Paul Martinez and Leo Martinez- sisters, Eva Mora and Mary Ann Arnold. Survived by his daughter, Barbara Martinez, of Alexandria, Va.- and son, Richard John Martinez, of Stafford, Va.- brother, Donald (Tiva) Martinez of Pueblo- sisters, Josephine Martinez, Alice Seracino and Marcella Montoya, all of Pueblo- also sister, Helen (William) Bancroft, of Anchorage, Alaska- sister-in-law, Rose Martinez, of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, enjoyed fishing and was a well-known musician. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev. Tony Wojcinski, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 3511 Larch Place, home of sister Marcella. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Richard
Richard "Squegie" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1986 - Richard "Squegie" Martinez, late of 307 S. Prairie Ave., passed away Aug. 3, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Virginia of the family home; children, Elmer (Andrea) Baca, Texas; Richard Jr. (Tina) Martinez, Fort Collins; Felix (Sydni) Martinez, Longmont; Rudy Martinez, Genevieve (Gary) Burger, Rosalie (Tom) Vigil, Bernadine (Andrew) Martinez, Richard (Pat) Gibbons, Dan (Cora) Gibbons, all of Pueblo; Cathy (Tom) Gallagher, California. Also survived by a brother, Tom Martinez, Pueblo; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rebecca (Henry) Lucero, California; Alfred (Lou) Ulibarri, Denver; Carol (Clarance) Dittmer, and Priscilla Waugh, both of Pueblo; 21 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Retired from Steel Production, CF&I, after 37 years. Veteran of WWII, U.S. Army. Born Feb. 25, 1923, in Pueblo, a lifetime resident. He enjoyed every kind of sport, especially boxing and baseball. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, where the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will conduct military honours. Visitation until 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 307 S. Prairie.

Martinez, Richard
Richard Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1987 - Richard Martinez, 39, passed away July 9, 1987. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Linda "Tina" Martinez; his four children, Gregory, Leopoldo "Leo," Raquel and Leah, all of Fort Collins; two sisters, Genevive (Gary) Burger of Pueblo West and Rosalie (Tom) Vigil, Pueblo; and three brothers, Elmer (Andrea) Baca of Texas, Felix (Sidney) Martinez of Longmont and Rudy Martinez of Colorado. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and friends. Mr. Martinez was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Pueblo, where he resided until four years ago when he and his family moved to Fort Collins. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday, July 13, 1987, at Christ the King Church. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Family can be contacted at 1619 Kickapoo or 1305 E. 12th St.

Martinez, Richard H.
Richard H. "Little Rich" Martinez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 6, 2004 - Richard H. "Little Rich" Martinez, 83, passed away on May 2, 2004. He was born on October 7, 1920 to Benjamin and Bernice (Martinez) Gutierrez in Florence, CO. Richard was a coal miner at the Allen mine and worked for C.F.& I. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Richard enjoyed taking care of his yard, going fishing and just getting in the car to go for a drive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Isabel and Juanita and step-son, Edward Bonney. He is survived by his companion of 11 years, Bernice Menapace of Trinidad, sons, Rudy Martinez, George Martinez, both of California, Richard Lee (Elaine) Bonney and Lee Anthony (Fumiko) Bonney, both of Lakewood, CO, godson, William Palmier (son of Stephanie "BB9" Al-Anzi - Palmier), daughters, Irene Alessio, Bernice Martinez, both of CA, Betty Bonney of Denver, CO, Stephanie (Dennis) Gallegos of Ft. Collins, CO, Judi (Bill) Al-Anzi of Wellington, CO, Emily Menapace of Trinidad, brothers, Abel Martinez of Canon City, Abe Gutierrez of Denver, sisters, Sadie Haley and Theresa Villagrana, both of Canon City, 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The family requests that memorials for Richard be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent St., Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 1201 Nevada Avenue. The family of Richard H. Martinez has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Martinez, Richard Joe
Richard Joe Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1986 - Richard Joe Martinez, 3800 Elmwood Circle, departed this life Oct. 26, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born April 12, 1946. A U.S. Army veteran, he served with the 101st Airborne. He was a member of Holy Family parish, employed as a millwright at CF&I Steel Corp. He enjoyed fishing and his garden; chilies were his specialty. Predeceased by three brothers, Emmett Martinez in 1986, Joe "Bennie" Martinez in 1983, and Ronnie Bookhammer in 1976; parents, Juando Martinez in 1977 and Caroline Martinez in 1978. Married the former Julie Quintana in Pueblo on Dec. 29, 1976. Survived by his wife, Julie; children, Marci Joe Martinez, Denver, Richard Joe Martinez Jr., Pueblo, Michelle (Tom) Vigil, Colorado Springs, Elisa Garcia-Baca, Pueblo; natural mother, Rose Bookhammer, Pueblo; six brothers, Andrew (Rose) Martinez, Denver, Anthony "Tony" Martinez, Pueblo, Theodore "Teddy" Martin Bookhammer, Las Vegas, Nev.; David (Joeleen) Bookhammer, Fort Lupton, Douglas (Frances) Bookhammer, Robert Bookhammer, both of Pueblo; six sisters, Barbara (David) Garcia, Sharon (Paul) Karlik, Sally Bookhammer, Niva (Phillip) Christian, all of Pueblo, Theresa (Ted) Meadows, West Virginia, Theodore Francis, Kansas City, Kan.; "Mama" Toni (Robert) Taylor, Denver; two grandchildren, Kyle Thomas Vigil, Colorado Springs, Brandi Baca, Pueblo; in-laws, Emmett and Jennie Quintana, Pueblo; three brothers-in-law, Rudy, Ernie (Vera), Art (Susie) Quintana, all of Pueblo; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Quintana, Colorado Springs, Barbara (Mike) Atencio, Pueblo; compadres, Joe and Mary Lucero, Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mass of the Resurrection, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Church, the Rev. Nathanael Foshage, O.S.B., celebrant. Military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery by Honor Guard of Fort Carson. Family will receive friends at the home.

Martinez, Richard Martin
Richard Martin Martinez – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Richard Martin Martinez, 41, born Aug. 26, 1965, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Sept. 1, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Cecil Martinez; and good friend, Glenda Finnell. Survived by his mother, Celia Martinez; sisters, Marlene Martinez, Sandy (Ross) Medina, Sharon (Thomas) Martinez and Christine Doose. He is also survived by his 12 nieces and nephews, 23 great-nieces and -nephews; and former brothers-in-law, Ben Santistevan and Larry Doose. Richard served his country in the U.S. Army and when he returned, he worked at King Soopers for many years. He was a very dedicated and loving son, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, neighbors and friends. Richard had a huge heart and loved spending time with his family and taking care of his mother. Memorial Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Martinez, Robert
Robert Martinez - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 19, 2001 - Robert Martinez, 78, of Aurora died Jan. 12. Services were Jan. 17, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Martinez was born in Walsenburg on Nov. 9, 1922. He married Beulah Zibalos, 1946. He served in the Army. He was a meat cutter for Safeway. Survivors include his wife; daughters Mary Greenmeyer, Kitsa Athanites, Tula Giokas; son Gust; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Martinez, Robert Edward
Robert Edward Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1997 - Robert Edward Martinez, 44, Walsenburg, April 28. Survived by mother, Mary Vallejos, Walsenburg, and son, Ryan James Martinez, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, St. Mary Church. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - August 2, 2001 - In Loving memory of my son Robert Edward Martinez, on your birthday August 3. - Verse - Your Mom and family.

Martinez, Robert G.
Robert G. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1998 - Robert G. Martinez, 50, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 29, 1998. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Martinez- and brothers, Leonard and Roy Martinez. Survived by father, Robert Martinez- children, Sam Martinez, Denise (Wilfred) Martinez, Stacey (Marco) Diaz, Robert Martinez and Anthony Martinez- brothers, Freddie (Lucille) Martinez Sr., Jerry (Tina) Martinez- sisters, Dorothy (Charlie) Crowe, and Mary Jane (John) Coyne. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and special nephew, Freddie Martinez Jr. Robert was in the military, Vietnam veteran, and a member of Praise Assembly of God. He was very dedicated to his family, a kind and loving father.

Martinez, Roberta F.
Roberta F. Martinez “Ruby” - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2001 - Roberta F. Martinez, 91, a lifelong Colorado resident went home to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2001. Born June 7, 1909, in Saguache, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Plino and Anna Gomez; her husband, Manuel L. Martinez; three sons, Manuel Martinez Jr., Ramos Martinez and Buddy Martinez; four brothers, Ben Gomez, Daniel Gomez, Charlie Candelaria and Richard Candelaria; also two sisters, Helen Roybal and Frances. Survived by sons, Claude (Rose) Martinez, Valpariso, Ind., and Alfonso (Tina) Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Virginia (John) Vigil, Pueblo, and Barbara (Fred) Arellano, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Orlando, Clarence, Lousise, Tina, Carol Gomez; half-brother, Ernest Candelaria; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Roberta enjoyed making crafts, garage sales, flea markets, working around the yard and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a superb cook. She was a hard-working homemaker. Roberta and her husband raised their family in the San Luis Valley and moved to Pueblo in the 1960s. Viewing today, 1-6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary today, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Interment Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Martinez, Roger A.
Roger A. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2005 - Roger A. Martinez, 73, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2005. Preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Salazar; and brother, Anastacio “Ted” Martinez. Survived by his loving wife, Lucy Martinez; sons, Michael (Robin) Martinez and George Martinez; two brothers; five sisters; 10 brothers and sisters-in-law; grandchildren, Natalie, Dario (Brenda), Monica and Julie Ann; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Martinez, Roger D.
Roger D. Martinez - Denver Post - December 07, 1995 - Roger D. Martinez, Retired Gates employee, 86 - Roger D. Martinez of Denver, a retired Gates Rubber Co. employee, died Nov. 2 at home. He was 86. A mass of resurrection was said Nov. 6 at All Saints Catholic Church. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was born July 10, 1909, in Walsenburg. He was married to Lucy C. Martinez for 64 years. Martinez was employed at Gates for 31 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish for 30 years and All Saints Catholic Church. He was active in the Holy Name Society, the Ushers Club, and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Mary E. Langley, Sister John Vianney S.C.L., Lucy Tafoya, Geri Hatch and Anne-Mary Jo Sievers; a son, Roy R.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Martinez, Roland Oliver
Roland Oliver Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2003 - Roland Oliver Martinez, 53, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2003. Preceded in death by his father, Thomas D. Martinez. Survived by his daughter, Angelica (Steven) Holloway; mother, Louise Martinez; fiancé, Barbara Salazar; ex-wife/friend, Loretta Rivera; granddaughter, Kayla Rose Holloway; best friends, Jesse Oliva and Raymond Bachicha; brothers, Tom J. (Gloria) Martinez, Anthony (Marlene) Martinez, Ivan (Debbie) Martinez; sisters, Phyllis (Allen) Sparks, Deborah (Ambrose Jr.) Solis; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He enjoyed working as a handyman. He loved being a grandfather and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He graduated from East High School in 1968. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, at the church. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends and family at the St. Joseph Parish Hall after the Mass.

Martinez, Rosalio M.
Rosalio M. Martinez - Huerfano World - November 10, 1977 - Rosalio M. Martinez, 81, of 1006 East Pennsylvania, Walsenburg, died at Huerfano Memorial Hospital, November 10, 1977. Born September 4, 1896 in San Pablo, he moved to Huerfano County in 1911 and married Margarita Martinez in Cucharas. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Frances Romero, Mrs. Bennie Aguirre, and Mrs. Bertha Aguirre, all of Walsenburg; Mrs. Toby "Gertrude" Maes, Pueblo; Mrs. Virginia Corley, Houston, TX; and Miss Julia Martinez, Phoenix, AZ; two sons Virgil Martinez, Phoenix, AZ, and Henry G. Martinez, Pueblo; three sisters Mrs. Emilia Martinez, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Isabel DeHerrera, Fort Garland and Mrs. Bennie Archuleta, Ordway; 40 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Spanish Rosary was held at Furphy Lawson Chapel. Scripture Rosary was Sunday at St. Mary Church and Mass of Resurrection at 10AM Monday November 14 at St. Mary Church. Burial was in the Valdez Cemetery, east of Walsenburg. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Rose
Rose (Aranda) Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1999 - Adrain Comer Rose (Aranda) Martinez, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 10, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was born in Gallegos, N.M., in 1908. Preceded in death by husband, Patricio Martinez in 1970- common-law husband, Joe Daudilio Vigil in 1991- and daughter, Mary Cisneros, in 1978. Survived by children, Gloria Martinez, Pauline (Andy) Jacobs, Pueblo, Eleanor Herrera, Denver, LeRoy (Bernice) Martinez, Richard (Priscilla) Martinez, both of Colorado Springs, Roger Martinez, Denver- sister, Virginia from Texas. Also survived by 15grandchildren- 14 great-grandchildren- and five great-great-grandchildren including her two special ones, Toni Denise Martinez and Davina Medina- and special granddaughters, Arlene (Robert) Medina and Kristi (Tony), Pueblo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Cremation, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. At her request, her ashes will be buried with her daughter in Questa, N.M. She enjoyed talking on her beloved telephone to all her friends and family and playing bingo before her health failed her.

Martinez, Rose R.
Rose R. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2004 - Rose R. Martinez, passed away Jan. 9, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Vern B. Martinez; son, Vern P. Martinez; daughter, Patricia Martinez; sister, Evangeline Ruybalid; great-grandson, Miki Martinez. Survived by her children, Donna Martinez, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas M. Martinez, USMC, retired (Moira); Geraldine Ortiz (Roger Babnick); seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest (Mari) Romero; sister, Minnie (Albert) Sandoval; also survived by her nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rose was a member of Holy Family Church, where she was involved with the Ladies of Mary, a lector and a Eucharistic minister. Rose was very devoted to the parish. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Rose loved to read, bowl and play bingo. She was a devoted wife and mother whose family meant everything to her. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday; both services to be held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery.

Martinez, Ruben
Ruben Martinez - Huerfano World - September 29, 1994 - Ruben Martinez, 71, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Sept. 26, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Apr. 27, 1923 in Walsenburg, his parents died when he was young and he lived with an aunt and his grandmother Vivianita Martinez. When he was 16, he entered the CC Camps and later the US Army. On Aug. 12, 1946, he married Viola Pacheco and worked at several jobs, but devoted 21 years to Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1977. Survivors include his wife, Viola, Walsenburg; six children, Ruben "Rocky" Martinez, Janice Bernal, Russell Martinez and Randy Lee Martinez, all of Walsenburg, Joann Darlene DelaCruz, Partier, CA, and Rodney Michael Martinez, Concord, NH; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, aunts, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be from St. Mary Church at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary. Graveside rites by VFW Post #2643, North Veta Cemetery.

Martinez, Ruby
Ruby Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Ruby Martinez, 69, of Boone, Colo., went home to be with the Lord June 30, 2002. Born Aug. 30, 1932, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, Don Olivas. Survived by her loving husband, Joseph Martinez, of the family home in Boone; children, Marty (Teresa) Martinez, Woodbridge, Va., Andy (Nelly) Martinez and Mitzie Martinez, both of Boone; grandchildren, Josh, Megan, Anna, Samantha, Taylor, Tanner and Hillary; mother, Inez Walaha; brothers, Sonny and Alfonso Rand; sisters, Pearl Silvia and Ebbie Gutierrez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Ruby enjoyed serving her community and traveling to see her grandchildren. She was a councilwoman, mayor pro-tem and mayor of Boone for 14 years. Board member of the Pueblo Community Health Centers, Pueblo Chemical Depot Reuse and Authority Board, a founding member of the Boone–Avondale Citizens Alliance (BACA), Sheriffs Citizens Advisory Board, the Boone Community Watch Program and honorary member of PEDCO. She served many years on former U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong's Military Academies Advisory Board and was a former vice-chair of the Pueblo Republican Party. There will be no viewing. Donations can be made to the St. Mary-Corwin Foundation, 1008 Minnequa Ave., Pueblo CO 81004, in loving memory of Ruby Martinez. Memorial funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, July 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Memorial service, also Friday at 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel, Rev. Maurice Gallagher, celebrant. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Courtesy Hall after night service.

Martinez, Ruby Jean
Ruby Jean Martinez - Huerfano World - September 27, 2007 - Ruby Jean Martinez, 71, of Walsenburg, passed away, September 23, 2007. Born June 13, 1936 in Bear Creek. Survivors include her children Josephine Eleanor (Steve) Vigil, Pueblo; Daniel (Kathy) Martinez, Aguilar; Marlene (Angel) Porras, Pueblo West; Darlene Fuentes, Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Clara (Ernesto) Garcia, Pueblo; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. preceded in death by parents, Jose E. Montoya and Emilia Pineda Garcia; a brother, Joe Montoya; a nephew, Anthony Montoya; husband Joe Eusebio Martinez. Services at 7 p.m., Friday, September 28, and at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 29. Both services at the Emmanuel Apostolic Temple, 711 West 2nd Street, Walsenburg.

Martinez, Rufus Santana
Rufus Santana Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1999 - Rufus Santana Martinez, 72, of Aguilar, passed away Sept. 9, 1999. Born on July 26, 1927, in Russell, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Genoveva Martinez; and his wife, Nora Marie followed him in death. Survived by children, Betty (William) Franklin, Pueblo, Don (Donna) Martinez, Pueblo, Jeannie Vigil, Pueblo, Rose (James) Romero, Ocate, N.M., Doris (Vernon) Borrego, Gulnare, Colo., Lucy (Leroy Gonzales) Martinez, Trinidad, Manuel (Elizabeth) Martinez, Trinidad, Olivia Martinez, Aguilar, Joetta Martinez, Aguilar, Arsenio (Tracy) Martinez, Trinidad, Eufemia (Christopher Swift) Martinez, Trindad, Geneva (Christopher Rael) Martinez, Colorado Springs, Dolores (Jesse Ortiz) Martinez, Trinidad; brothers, Henry (Cruscita) Martinez, Denver, Eusevio (Ruby) Martinez, Walsenburg and Louis (Caroline) Martinez, Pueblo; sister, Viola Baca, Pueblo; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 711 W. Second, Walsenburg. Interment, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made at the First National Bank of Trinidad. Relatives and friends will be received at Emmanuel Apostolic Church Hall after interment. Huerfano World - September 16, 1999 - Rufus Santana Martinez of Aguilar died Sept. 9, 1999. His wife, Nora Marie Martinez, also of Aguilar, died Sept. 11, 1999. Both were in ill health. Mr. Martinez was born July 26, 1927 in Russell. Mrs. Martinez was born Mar. 19. 1935 in Mora, NM. Survivors include their children, Rose Romero, Ocate, NM, Doris Borrego, Gulnare, Lucy Gonzales, Trinidad, Manuel Martinez, Trinidad, Olivia Martinez, Aguilar, Joetta Martinez, Aguilar, Arsenio Martinez, Trinidad, Eufemia Swift, Trinidad, Geneva Real, Colorado Springs and Dolores Ortiz, Trinidad; his brothers, Henry Martinez. Denver, Eusevio Martinez, Walsenburg and Louis Martinez, Pueblo; her brothers, Ted Ornelas, San Bernardino, CA, and Agapito Martinez, San Antonio, TX; his sister, Viola Baca, Pueblo; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for the couple was Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Walsenburg. Burial for both was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Martinez, Ruth
Ruth Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Ruth Martinez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Martinez; parents, Ruben and Rita Manzanares; father- and mother-in-law, Juan and Dominica Martinez; and nephew, Reuben Manzanares. She is survived by her daughter, Judi (Jim) Cordova; grandchildren, Justin and Joshua Cordova; siblings, Annie Manzanares, Ruben (Arlene) Manzanares, Jim (Christine) Manzanares and Art (Ruby) Manzanares; and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. She loved crocheting, traveling and foremost, her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service. Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2006 - Ruth Martinez, 73, of Pueblo. Also preceded in death by her brother, Tony Manzanares; and survived by her sister-in-law, Pat Manzanares. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Martinez, Ruth
Ruth Valdez Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2000 - Ruth Valdez Martinez, 86, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord March 13, 2000, in Englewood, Colo. Born July 1, 1913, in Cimarron, N.M. Preceded in death by her spouse, John R. Martinez; parents, Antonio and Delicia Chavez Valdez; one grandchild; one great-great grandchild; brothers, Pacifico Valdez, Paul Valdez, Albert Valdez, Lee Valdez and Louie Valdez; and sister, Elsie Sena. Survived by children, Manuel (Thelma) Valdez, Pueblo, Betty (John) Arellano, San Jose, Calif., and Irene (Richard) Martinez-Jordan, Denver; grandchildren, Joyce, Tom, Bill, Janice, Lucy, Vincent, Cynthia, Lori and Michael; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild; brother, Ruben Valdez, Denver; and sister, Nora Griego, San Jose, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ruth enjoyed sewing, reading, Bible studying and going to church. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, also at Romero Funeral Chapel, Rev. Philip Vigil and Sister Mary Vigil, officiants. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 544-5720.

Martinez, Saladon
Saladon Martinez - Huerfano World - April 8, 1993 - Saladon Martinez, 70, of Gardner, died Monday, April 5, 1993 at his home. He was born June 14, 1922 in Sunnyside, the son of Eloy Martinez and Amelia Jaques. Survivors include his daughter Amelia and son Miguel, both of Dominican Republic; two sisters, Tillie Hernandez, Sacramento, CA, and Lena Medina, Pueblo; two brothers, Mac Martinez, San Diego, CA, and Orlando Martinez, Pueblo. Memorial Mass will be Apr. 13 from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg at 11 am. Cremation. Private burial. The family can be contacted at #1 Kiowa, Pueblo.

Martinez, Sally Inez
Sally Inez Martinez - Lafayette Colorado - November 24, 2000 - Sally Inez Martinez of Lafayette, a former Safeway Stores employee, died Saturday in Northglenn. She was 83. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 110 W. Simpson St., Lafayette. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Walsenburg. On Dec. 25, 1935, she married Lloyd Martinez in Denver. He preceded her in death. She was active with the Latin American Educational Foundation and the Altar and Rosary Society. Her interests included cooking and playing cards. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn L. Rivera, Aurora, and Sharon Stetson, Lafayette; a son, Leslie, San Marcos, Calif.; a sister, Victoria Cicerone, Denver; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 110 W. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026.

Martinez, Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann Martinez - Trinidad Times Independent – May 2, 2004 - Sarah Ann Martinez, 39, passed away unexpectedly April 25, 2004.She was born in Trinidad Nov. 11, 1964, to Virginia and Julian Martinez. She attended Trinidad High, graduating in 1983. She was employed as a cook at the El Capitan for eight years. Sarah loved to crochet. Her ever-present smile will truly be missed. Preceding her in heath is her father Julian Martinez. Survivors are her mother Virginia Martinez, Trinidad; a sister, Augusta Sanchez and husband Roger; an aunt, Mary Martinez, Trinidad; two nieces and many dear friends. Visitation was Thursday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Father Gene Renard officiating. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at 1714 Nevada. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Martinez, Savas
Savas Martinez - Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those very loving and caring people…during the death of our father Savas Martinez…The family of Savas Martinez.

Martinez, Selso John
Selso John Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2000 - Selso John Martinez, 76, Avondale resident, departed this life Sept. 22, 2000, at Belmont Lodge. Born Sept. 23, 1924, in Mosquero, N.M. He was a farmer and had worked for several Pueblo County farmers over the years and sold produce. In his twilight years, Selso enjoyed meeting his friends at the Avondale Loaf N Jug, discussing various events and scratching lottery tickets. He was known to family and friends for his excellent pot of green chili and fried potatoes. His friendly smile and personality will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Bonnie (Dominguez) Martinez; son, Alex Martinez; and brother, Mike Martinez. Survived by his beloved wife, Bertha (Sanchez) Martinez; children, Robert (Eleanor) Martinez, Apple Valley, Calif., Anthony (Cindy) Martinez, Henry Martinez, Jerry (Marlyne) Martinez, Juanita (Donny) Valdez and Phyllis Martinez, all of Pueblo, Rick (Barbara) Martinez and Rose (Ralph) Rael, both of Avondale, and Virginia Martinez, Denver; siblings, Eppie (Lena) Martinez and Pauline (Larry) Bowman, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Nick Martinez, Kansas, John (Theresa) Martinez, Colorado Springs, and Vickie Lopez, Denver; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1428 E. 12th and Sacred Heart Church Hall following the service. Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2001 - In Memoriam - Selso Martinez, Happy Birthday Daddy - Verse - With Love From Family.

Martinez, Senon
Senon Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1986 - Senon Martinez, 86, died July 13, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Martinez was born June 23, 1900, at Mavrisio Canyon, west of Aguilar. He married the former Sarafina Garcia in Trinidad in October 1923. He owned and operated several sawmills during almost the 60 years he worked. He retired in 1976 to fish and hunt. He was also known for his service as the superintendent of schools in Rouse for six years. Mr. Martinez was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Sarafina of the family home; his children, William Martinez, Denver; Julian Martinez, Brandon, Fla.; Mrs. Florence Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Elenor Smircich, Mrs. Lee Corral, and David Martinez, all of Walsenburg; and Ben Martinez, Rogers, Ark.; sister, Ruth Gallegos and brother, Jerry Martinez, both of Loveland; 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Recitation of rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Aguilar Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Martinez, Serafina
Serafina (Sarah) Martinez - Huerfano World - March 11, 1999 - Serafina (Sarah) Martinez, Walsenburg resident, left this earth on March 5, 1999. She was born May 13, 1908 in Aguilar, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Senon, son, Chris and grandson, Ronald Smircich. She is survived by her children, William and Julian Martinez, Eleanor (John) Smircich, Lee (Jose) Corral, all of Walsenburg; Florence Hill of Atlanta, GA, Dave (Becky) Martinez of Trinidad, Ben (Joyce) Martinez of Denver, 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and special friend Barbara Cisneros.. Sarah's greatest pride was her children and she was always quick to say that she was proud of each and everyone. Her greatest accomplishment was building unconditional family unity and love. The family's greatest blessing in life was every moment we shared with her. Visitation and rosary were held March 8th at Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg. Funeral mass was held March 9th at St. Mary Catholic Church, also in Walsenburg with interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar, CO. Family and friends were received after the interment at Mazzone Hall across from the Catholic Church in Walsenburg.

Martinez, Sevilla V.
Sevilla V. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Sevilla V. Martinez, 70, passed away Feb. 22, 1986. Survived by two daughters, Angela (Carl) Cascio, Pueblo, and Yolinda Smith, Pagosa Springs; eight grandchildren, Robin (Ron) Pachek, Rosalind (Gilbert) Sammon, Rhondelle (Christopher) Page, Robert (Pamela) Weldon, and Rodney Weldon, all of Pueblo, Henry Smith Jr., Naoma Smith, and Nicole Smith, all of Pagosa Springs. Also survived by four great-granddaughters, Marie, Jacquelyn Pachek, Victoria Page, and Gwendolyn Weldon, also all of Pueblo. Predeceased by husband, Ernest M. Martinez, in 1981. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Pueblo resident since 1952 and was credit manager for Lerner's and Diana Shop until her retirement. Services and interment directed in Pagosa Springs.

Martinez, Shawn Patrick
Shawn Patrick Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Shawn Patrick Martinez, 25, departed this life April 20, 2001, the result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born May 24, 1975. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Andalecio and Brigida Martinez, Ray and Maybel Russ. Mr. Martinez leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Conni Martinez; children, Melinda, Jonathan and Taylor Martinez; parents, Asencion and Patricia Martinez; siblings, Deanna (Ernie) Martinez, Jessie (Selena) Martinez, Asencion (Bubba) Martinez and Jennifer Martinez, all of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 803 E. Seventh St.

Martinez, Shelby Lynn
Shelby Lynn Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Shelby Lynn Martinez, 37, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 15, 2003. Born October 20, 1965, in Victoria British Columbia, Canada. Preceded in death by her step-father, Robert Camsell. Survived by her husband, George Martinez; son, Robert Martinez; daughters, Heather and Amanda Martinez; mother, Jeanette Camsell; father, Gerald Hackenschmidt; brothers, Jeff Camsell and Jim Camsell; sister, Tracy Smith; nephews, Chris and T.J. Smith; great nephew, Riley Smith. She was a licensed cosmetologist, and always brought happiness to those she knew. Viewing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday; both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Martinez, Simona
Simona "Sadie" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Simona "Sadie" Martinez, 92, of Walsenburg, passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. Survived by her sons, Simon Isador (Mary), Denver, Pete (Julia), Walsenburg, Anthony (Bunny), Arvada, Arthur (Cheryl), Walsenburg, Joe Orlando (Kathy), Westminster; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Isador Martinez. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both at St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Martinez, Snida S.
Snida S. Martinez - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - Snida S. Martinez, 87, died Feb. 18, 1993 in Pueblo after a long illness. Born in Johnstown Nov. 24, 1905, she came to Walsenburg in 1936. In 1956, she started a small antique shop in Loma Park which she named Snida's Country Store. She later moved the shop to its present location on Hendren Street in Walsenburg. Mrs. Martinez was a member of Coronado Club, Latin American Club and St. Mary Church. Her husband, Paul A. Martinez died in 1970. Survivors include two sons, Melvin P. Martinez, Pueblo and Melvin Wayne Martinez, Germany; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Pino Cemetery in Badito. J.M. Antle Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Martinez, Sra. Esther Catherine
Sra. Esther Catherine Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Sra. Esther Catherine Martinez. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment  Mountain View Cemetery.

Martinez, Stanley
Stanley Martinez - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Stanley Martinez, 72, died in Denver July 13, 1993. Born in Rocky Mountain, Sept. 28, 1921, he attended Walsenburg schools and was enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years until his induction into the US Army. He was honorably discharged after an injury into the care of his parents with whom he had lived his entire life. Survivors include his father, Gasper Martinez, Denver. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Martinez, Stephanie Brianna
Stephanie Brianna Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Age 5, departed this life unexpectedly New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the last four years, she was born Nov. 15, 1996, in Torrance, Calif. She was a kindergarten student at Irving School. Stephanie was a very happy and gifted little girl who loved her new teddy bear from Grandma Belia. She also loved to sing along with the Disney Channel and knew all the words to her favorite songs, "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I Cry" by JaRule. She liked being a big sister to her two brothers. She loved to wear hats and play with her Barbie doll collection. Stephanie leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Samuel and Valerie (Mendoza) Martinez; two brothers, Sammy Martinez Jr. and David Rowe III; grandmother, Maxine Mendoza; grandfather, Richard Herrera; great-grandparents, David and Stella Carrillo; two uncles, Joseph and Andrew Mendoza; an aunt, Lisa Mendoza; godparents, Mike Aragon and Teresita Shalton; numerous other relatives and friends. Predeceased by great-grandparents, Roberto and Belia Mendoza. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave., Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. A memorial fund has been set up at Vectra Bank of Pueblo. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis following the burial rites.

Martinez, Steve H.
Steve H. "Mono" Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2005 - Steve H. "Mono" Martinez, 85, passed away April 16, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eleanore N. Martinez; children, Mary Ann (Mike) Perry, Steve Jr. (Lupe), Anthony (Barbra), Marguerite (Paul Jersin), Frank, Rachel (Butch Enriquez), Theodore (Shirley), Pete (Maria), Maurice, and Theodore Jr.; also survived by brother, Raymond (Irma) Martinez; sister, Georgia; niece, Geraldine; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Per his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Martinez, Susano J.
Susano J. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - Susano J. Martinez, 90, departed this life May 8, 2002, peacefully at home surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Mr. Martinez was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Maitland, Colo. Retired from the former CF&I Steel Corporation Open Hearth and Yard Department in 1976. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden and helped to raise several of his grandchildren. He was known for his open door policy and would take in family members who needed help and would help them to get on their feet again. After the loss of his beloved wife, Elydia Trujillo Martinez in 1998, his son, Alonzo, and two grandsons, Alonzo Jr. and Richard Martinez vowed to take care of their father and grandfather until God called him home. The family credits their loving care to the longevity of dad's life. Preceded also in death by his parents, Seledonio and Flora Martinez; children, Joseph R. and Richard Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez; son-in-law, Nick Stabile. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Jose Willie (Sally) Martinez, Theresa (Eddie) Armijo, all of Pueblo, Martie Stabile, Las Vegas, Nev., Tony (Dolores) Martinez, San Antonio, Texas, Alonzo Martinez, Pueblo, Susan (Bo) Soderquist, Amarillo, Texas, Val (Bernadette) Martinez, Pueblo; siblings, Viola Moreno, El Paso, Texas, Marie Elam, Montrose, Colo., Victor Martinez, La Jara, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Martinez family will receive friends at 1718 Van Buren St. and the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis Church following the burial rites.

Martinez, Susie C.
Susie C. Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2002 - Susie C. Martinez, 81, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002. Survived by her children, Maxine (Art) Maldonado, Pueblo, Marty Martinez, Topeka, Kan., Rose (Earl) Kolbe, Pueblo West, Ross Martinez, Longmont, Joe D. Martinez, Lakewood, Manuel (Eleanor) Martinez, Walsenburg; brother and sisters, Elmer Cordova, Canon City, Evelyn Cordova, Pueblo, Dora Avilla, Gardner; brother and sister-in-law, Jim Martinez, Virgina Martinez; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe U. Martinez. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.



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