Cover photo for Cora Martinez's Obituary
Cora

Cora Martinez

August 2, 2021

Cora S. Martinez, of Espanola, NM formerly of La Villita, NM passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Cora was born April 25, 1947 in Las Tablas, NM to Bernardo and Victoria Sisneros, the 6th of 8 children. Cora fell in love and married Richard Martinez in 1972. Cora and Richard had shared 37 years of marriage until he passed away in 2009. Cora worked for the Espanola Public Schools and the Espanola Military Academy as custodian for many years. Cora was a caring, loving, and compassionate person who was always willing to help anyone in need.  Her personality was vivacious and friendly.  She made many friends during her lifetime and will be greatly missed by all.  Especially by her three grandchildren, whom she adored and lived for.  Cora is proceeded in death by her parents, Bernardo and Victoria Sisneros, husband Richard Martinez, son Ricky L. Martinez, and siblings Tina Vargas, Ben Sisneros, Lydia Gallegos, Ignacio Sisneros and Priscilla Chacon.  Cora is survived by her daughter, Crystal Trujillo of Espanola, NM, son Ben Martinez and daughter in-law Claudine Martinez of La Villita, NM , and her beloved grandchildren, Lauren Trujillo, Kailyn Martinez, and Crucito Martinez whom she was raising as her son. Cora is also survived, by two sisters, Delma (Clyde) Jacquez of Ogden, Utah and Olivia Rael of Vallecitos, NM, as well as many beloved family and friends.  A rosary will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh, with Mass to be held at 11:30 a.m. also at St. John the Baptist   Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh, with a burial to follow at La Villita Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers, Jimmy Jacquez, Christopher Leyba, David Milich, Ignacio Sisneros, Anthony Trujillo, and Ross Vargas.  Honorary Pallbearers, Lauren Trujillo, Kailyn Martinez, and Crucito Martinez. The family of Cora S. 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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