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Frances I. Martinez
January 21, 2018
Obituary & Services
Frances I. Martinez, 79, a resident of La Puebla, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 following a lengthy illness surrounded by all her loved ones as she left this earth into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Roberto Martinez of fifty years; parents, Escolastico and Dolores Martinez; four brothers and two sisters; in-laws, Melaquias and Adelina Martinez; and a sister-in-law. Frances is survived by her children, Nelson Martinez (Irene), Theresa Martinez (Carlos), Donald Ray Martinez (Dayna); siblings, Marcella Martinez, Betty Read (Tony) and Richard Martinez (Evelyn); brother-in-law, Ernest J. Martinez (Lupita); sister-in-law, Ruby Montoya (Israel); grandchildren, Michael, Irin Sr. (Sandra), Steven, Crystal (Cody), Jesse (Sally), Roberta (Ramiro); great-grandchildren, Irin Jr., Dominic, Cassandra, Cheyenne, Steven Jr., Jose, Carlita, Bryan, Cristen and Robert Ray; her beloved cat, Cinnamon; two very special nephews she loved dearly, Jerry Lujan and Patrick Martinez, as well as many other special nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada, with a burial to follow at La Puebla Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers will be, Jerry Lujan, Irin Martinez, Sr., Steven Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Crystal Martinez, and Roberta Martinez, honorary pallbearers are Mike Gonzales and Patrick Martinez. The family of Frances I. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com / (505)747-7477
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