Lupita T. Martinez, 87, a resident of La Puebla, New Mexico joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Lupita is preceded in death by her father Antonio Trujillo, mother Ursulita Trujillo, father-in-law Melaquias Martinez, mother-in-law Adelina Martinez; brothers Tony, Leroy and Billy Trujillo; Brother-in-laws, Ysrael Montoya, Roberto (Francis) Martinez, Robert Gutierrez and Fernando Roybal; Sister-in-law Adela Montoya, Son-in-law Anthony Maestas, Grandchild Adam Maestas and several other family members.
Lupita is survived by her husband, Ernest J. Martinez, son George Michael Martinez (Bernadette), son Joseph Patrick Martinez (Sandra), daughter Evelyn Diane Maestas, grandchildren Monica Martinez (Aiden Bransford), Kathleen Golik (Konrad, Kaden, Kayla and Kiera), Ashley Angel (Carlos and Angelica), great grandchildren, Danielle Maestas (great grandchild Malachi and great great grandchild Melani Rose); sisters Sally Roybal of El Rancho; MaryAnn Garcia (Manuel) of Nambe; Ida Gutierrez of Santa Fe; sister-in-law Mary Trujillo of El Rancho and Ruby Montoya of La Puebla and several nephews, nieces, and other family members. Her cat and faithful companion, “Lucky”.
Lupita was born on October 3rd, 1935 in Grants and raised in El Rancho, New Mexico. After high school she met her husband Ernest Martinez and they moved to La Puebla where they raised 3 children, Michael, Diane and Patrick.
Lupita was a beautiful, kind and loving woman that brought light to all those that she encountered. She had the most amazing smile and created a safe and loving space for her family and friends. She was a genius in the kitchen and her family always looked forward to whatever treats she had waiting for them. She always had a smile on her face and made a person feel so loved and welcome in her home. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family even if it was just sitting around and talking. The light she shared is still shining through all those she loved.
A memorial service will take place July 18th at 10:00 am at the DeVargas Funeral Home in Espanola, New Mexico with burial to following at the La Puebla Catholic Cemetery.
Acting as Pall Bearers will be Konrad, Kaden, Aiden, Angelica, Luis and Roberta.
The family of Lupita Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com