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Mary L Magdalena Martinez

April 1, 2019
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MARY L. MAGDALENA MARTINEZ, 91, a resident of Ojo Sarco, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 1, 2019.  Mary was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Luciano Martinez; children, Elizabeth, Mary Lou, Arthur, Felix, Luie, Ralph, and Dwayne; grandchildren, Tessie, Deven, Lil Luie; parents, Rafael and Bersabe Leyba; siblings, Eluid, Felix, Dilio and Armarante Leyba. She was a loving caring wife, mother, and grandmother that loved her family unconditionally. Mary loved making jewelry, quilts, listening to KDCE, loved the casino and was a wonderful cook.  She was also the family’s primary source for “consejos” and guidance. Mary is survived by her husband, Felix Martinez; children, Eloisa Velasquez (Del), Flora Romero (Elmer), Jake Martinez (Catherine), Petrita Romero (Arnold), Vivian Romero, Albert Martinez (Angela), Eloy Martinez (Sherri), Carlos Martinez, (Lori), and Gloria Martinez; special grandchild “mi corazoncito” Jaylene; 29 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory, with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santo Thomas Catholic Church in Ojo Sarco, with a burial to follow at the Santo Thomas Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers will be; Alex, Daniel, Jon, Jason, Jordan and Angelo.  All her other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Meal will follow the burial at the Ojo Sarco Community Center. The family of Mary L. Magdalena Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfuneral.com

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