Melissa C. Martinez, a resident of Chimayo, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Carlos and Carmelita Naranjo; uncles, Carlos Naranjo, Rubel and Jose Martinez; cousins, William and Michael Naranjo; paternal grandparents, George and Sofia Martinez; God parents, Adonise and Barbra Martinez. Melissa worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years. She is survived by her beloved son, Alejandro Martinez; parents, Adan and Carmen Martinez; brothers, Chris Martinez (Monica), George Martinez (Angelique); sister-in-law, Jeanine Martinez (Leroy); nephews, Christopher and Nathaniel Martinez; sister, Tammy Kesler and her daughters, Jennifer and Miquella Kesler, brother, Rubel Martinez (Ariel) and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz. The family of Melissa C. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.