Our sister, aunt and friend, ELIZABELLE (BELLE) MARTINEZ, a resident of El Rancho, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Belle was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio Joe Martinez, Jr.; parents, Tobias, Sr. and Rosalina Gomez; brothers, Tobias, Jr. (Toby), and Edward Gomez; sister, Delores Cutler; in-laws, Emilio J. Sr. and Teodora Martinez. She was employed by the State of New Mexico, Santa Fe County and Los Alamos National Laboratory for many years. Belle was a very humble, kind, generous, loving person who would help anyone in need. No one was a stranger to her. She had a great love for family and friends. She also loved animals, especially her many pet dogs she had throughout her life. Ms. Martinez is survived by her sisters, Loyola Gomez of El Rancho and Lorraine Jimenez (Frank) of Tesuque; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou and Frances Gomez; brother-in-law, Louis Cutler and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Special thanks to her sisters, Loyola and Lorraine, her brother-in-law, Frank who were there for her always. Thanks to her special friends, Yolanda and Carl Brown who were so good to her. Thank you to her niece, Rosalynn Garay who came down from Las Cruces to care and be there for her on the weekends. Thank you to Ambercare (Rose and Deana). To Inez Bolivar and the Nurses from Giving for the love and care given to her; to her caregivers, Bellamira and Valerie. Thank you Brian and Tracy Baca, Tanya Valdez, Scott and Wendy Apgar, Amber Askew, Danny and Elaine Roybal for their prayers and uplifting songs, to Mark and Esther Trujillo, Annie and Gerald Castañeda, Nora Trujillo, Ray Gomez, Lydia Martinez, Frances Gomez, Dan Valencia, Elaine (Mannie) Chavez, Patty Garcia, Precilla Garcia; sisters-in-law, Norma Herrera (Arthur); great-nephew, Izaya who delivered her mail every day. Thanks to all her friends. Belle will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will live in our hearts forever. “We love you Belle”. God Bless each and everyone of you for loving Belle and being part of her life. Per her wishes, a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The family of Elizabelle (Belle) Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
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