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Joseph Larry Martinez

August 26, 2019
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JOSEPH LARRY MARTINEZ, 54, a resident of El Guache, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amarante and Elicia R. Martinez; sister, Gloria Martinez and nephew, Amarante (Monte) Trujillo. Joseph was a very loving companion, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son. He was always willing to help everyone. He loved fishing, taking care of his orchard and spending time with his family. He also loved his dogs dearly. Mr. Martinez is survived by his lifetime companion, Vickie Gonzales; son, Billy Joe Martinez; granddaughters, Helayna and Lillyana Martinez; mother, Esmeralda (Ruben) Vialpando; sister, Phyllis Martinez; niece, Jerranda Harris; nephew, Jerome Martinez; great-grandnephew, Nicholas Harris; brother, Leslye Rael; siblings, Remigio (Beverly) Martinez, Audilia (Lupe) Guerrero, JoAnn Quintana, Eileen (Antonio) Martinez, Rachel (Robert) Gonzales and Frances Trujillo. He was raised together with Arthur and Amarante (Monte). Joseph has numerous cousins and other relatives and friends whom he loved dearly.  A rosary to be recited on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz with a Memorial Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m Serving as pallbearers, Leslye Rael, Arthur Martinez and Jerome Martinez. The family of Joseph Larry Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477

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