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Robert Martinez

d. February 27, 2024

Alcalde

Robert Martinez, born on October 12, 1934, to Maximiliano (Max) and Mercedes Martinez passed away peacefully the morning of February 27, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Preceding him in death are his parents and children Tim Martinez and Mark Martinez; brothers and sisters Efren (Angelina) Martinez, Ben Martinez, Max W. (Evangeline) Martinez, Loyola Quintana, Nora (Sam) Gallegos, and Peter Martinez raised as a brother.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66+ years, Marcella Martinez, son Robert A. Martinez, granddaughter Camyelle Holmes, grandsons John R. and Timothy M. Martinez, who are like sons, great grandson Richardo Salazar, Great granddaughter Arryanna Holmes, great grandson Adam Martinez, and great, great granddaughter Lila Salazar. Robert is also survived by his last surviving sibling Cipriano (Charlotte) Martinez, brother-in-law Leo Quintana, sisters-in-law Alice Martinez, Diana F. Maestas, Diane Maestas, and Rose Garcia. Many wonderful nieces and nephews also survive him. Daughters-in-law Henrietta and Dolores.

Robert worked in Los Alamos for 36 years, while at the same time meticulously caring for his orchard and gardens. Robert was the epitome of a family man, faithful, honest, and hard working. Robert was an extremely content individual with a unique sense of humor.  Robert and Marcella traveled as often as possible while at the same time caring for their grandchildren. Robert will be missed by all who were graced to have known him.

A Rosary will be recited at 10:15 am, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 am on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the San Juan Bautista Parish Church, Okay Owingeh.  Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

The family of Robert 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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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

10:15 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Saint John the Baptist Church (Ohkay Owingeh)

NM

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Mass

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

10:45am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Saint John the Baptist Church (Ohkay Owingeh)

NM

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Burial

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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