Cover photo for April Tammy Martinez's Obituary
1989 April 2023

April Tammy Martinez

October 7, 1989 — December 2, 2023

April Tammy Martinez, 34, a resident of Chimayo, NM passed away on December 2, 2023.

She is preceded in death by her stepdad Johnny Trujillo. Grandparents, Mariquita Martinez of Chimayo, Paul and Anita Martinez of Dixon. Uncles: LeRoy, Escolastico, Jerry, Ricky of Chimayo, Rudy Martinez of Dixon. Aunts: Theresa Martinez, Lori Gallegos, Rose Martinez, and Cynthia Trujillo. Cousins: Shaun, Derick, Anthony, and Jerome Martinez. 

She is survived by her mother Darlene Trujillo, and her father Ricky Martinez (Anette). Her daughter Amara Vigil. Her siblings: Joseph Trujillo, Johnny Jr Trujillo (SueAnn), Ricky Martinez, Rosie Martinez (Alex), Vanessa Trujillo, Madelene Trujillo (Chris), Latisha Chacon (Joseph). Her grandfather Orlando Martinez. Lifelong companion, Matthew Vigil. Two special aunts who she was very close too: Lorraine Martinez (Ronnie), Orlinda Martinez (Rocky), Melissa Trujillo (Martin), Yvette Trujillo (Manuel), Sally Valdez (Larry), and Elena Arellano. Uncles: Paul Martinez (Beatrice) and Norman (Doris). 

April, or (Appa as her brother would call her) was a very loving and caring person with a heart of gold and never failed to put a smile on anyone she interacted with. She loved to cook and always prepared the best of any meal you could ask for. Dearest to her heart was her daughter Amara, whom she loved more than anyone else. She loved spending time with her family and would always be indulging in her favorite TV shows, which she could watch for hours. She loved her dogs Pepito, Oreo, and Precious. Sadly, she was called to be with the Lord however we know that she is smiling down and watching over us. 

A rosary will take place on Monday, December 11, 2023, at Holy Family Parish Church in Chimayo, NM at 1:00 p.m. with a mass at 2:00 p.m.. Burial will take place at El Potrero Cemetery following the mass.

Serving as pallbearers: Alex Trujillo, Johnny Jr Trujillo, Ronnie Martinez, Nicole Martinez, Andres Martinez, and Leticia Chacon. 

The family of April Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   www.devargasfuneral.com    505-747-7477

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