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Jesse Edward Martinez

d. June 30, 2024


Jesse E. Martinez, age 54, a resident of Chimayo, NM, slipped into the arms of our loving heavenly Father on June 30, 2024. Jesse was married for 36 years to the love of his life Elena Martinez. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was filled with life, always willing to help anyone in need. He adored his grandchildren so much, Jesse was a journeymen carpenter out of Local Union 1353, he also enjoyed riding his Harley and working on cars with his boys. Most of all he loved spending his time with his boys and grandchildren.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; Orlando and Orlinda Martinez; Maternal grandparents; Antonio and Gregoria Martinez; Paternal grandparents; Sabino Martinez and Celestina Salazar-Martinez; Brother; Johnny R. Martinez, Uncles; Louie, Gerson and Gilberto Martinez (Olga), Aunts; Lorraine and Lucresia Martinez; Sister-in-law; Clarissa Ramirez, Missy Martinez, Nieces; Angel Ramirez, Nephews; Evan and Jaron Martinez; Grandnephew; Baby Johnny R. Martinez; Cousins; Benjie, Renee, Donna, Anthony Martinez and Tomas Moya; God daughter; Janae Martinez, Mother-in-law; Maria Martinez, Father-in-law; Tomas E. Martinez, Brothers-in-law; Jimmy D. Martinez, Albert Martinez, Tommy Martinez, Helbert Martinez, Sister-in-law; Rosa Martinez, Nephew; Larry Martinez.

Jesse is survived by his Wife Elena, Sons; Edward (Sydnee), Jared (Rebecca), Granddaughter; Ayraelle Martinez, and Grandson; Noah Martinez, Brother; Tomas “DeeDee’ (Jolyn), Sister-in- law; Andrea Dominguez, Uncle; Pula (Eva) Martinez, Aunt; Rosina Martinez-Padilla, Goddaughter; Annjenesse (Matthew), Godson; Elijah Martinez, Nieces; Antionette (Dario), Angel Moya, Angel Trujillo (David), Shannon Martinez, Gabby Martinez, Monica (Andy), Nephews; Andres and Antonio Ramirez, Javon (Tamera), Samuel Martinez, Austin and Ambros Dominguez, Cousins; Caroline (Marvin), Gilbert Martinez, Brother-in-laws; Jefferey, Johnny and Placedes “Prox” Martinez, Jose (Sophia), Sister-in-laws; Rayitos (Joe), Lupe Sotelo, Geraldine (Max), Annie (Ed), MaryLou Martinez, Anna Martinez, Elaine Martinez, Dolores Martinez. Many cousins, nephews, nieces, and closes friends (from Chimayo, Albuquerque and Denver) loved him very much and will cherish all the wonderful memories he will be dearly missed.

A Public Viewing will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:30 pm in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel at DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, NM. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 10:00 am at Victory Faith in Espanola, NM, with burial to follow at La Puebla Catholic Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers: Tomas “DeeDee” Ramirez, Edward Martinez and Jared Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Javon Martinez, Antonio and Andres Ramirez.

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

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Service Schedule

Upcoming Services


Monday, July 15, 2024

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory

623 North Railroad Ave, Espanola, NM 87532

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

La Puebla Cemetery


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