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Daniel Ryan Martinez

August 26, 2020


Our precious, Daniel Ryan Martinez, 30 years young, departed his earthly home to join the Lord on August 26, 2020, after suffering injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Daniel was a resident of Chimayo, NM. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents: Marcelo and Fedelina Romero; Esquipula and Dulcinia Martinez; Flavio and Adelita Sandoval, Ernestina Lopez; aunt Peggy Romero; uncles, Bruce, Michael, and Norman Romero, and cousin Jody Romero.

Although only 30 at the time of his death, Daniel touched so many people in his lifetime.

Daniel was a 2008 EVHS graduate. He was very creative in his artwork and drawings. He loved the outdoors, hunting, scouting, camping, fishing, snowboarding, or just driving the terrain. He would have his truck often covered in mud and you would wonder where he found it in this drought – just another mini adventure he was on. He loved to watch sports and he was a big Cowboys fan.

Daniel was a faithful man of God. Steady in who he was, he was there if you called on him or he just showed up at the right time, either to help or just be there and listen. He offered support even if at times he was in need of it himself. Daniel loved so many and was loved by so many. He had an energy that even with one encounter, you would remember him for life. If you knew him well or just barely, he always left you thinking. Whether it was about how handsome he was, ridiculously funny, or just down right out there…he left his mark.

Daniel leaves behind his ma Carol Martinez, his mom and dad Marmi and Bryan Martinez of Chimayo, his father James Lopez of Albuquerque, siblings: (his little bro) Dominic and Mariah Martinez and Brandon Lopez, his companion Devonique Lujan, his gramps Johnny Martinez, grandparents Patsy and Frank Martinez, aunts and uncles, Nicole (Chris) Armenta, Sherry (Paul) Gutierrez, Beverly (Mark) Coffeen, Frank Jr. (Valerie) Martinez; special cousins: Solomon, Matthew, Lacey and Savannah Romero, Lito Martinez, Crystal Lucero, his cat Moonie and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Light House Church in Chimayo. Daniel will be carried by his loved ones to his resting place in Los Llanitos Cemetery in Truchas, NM.

Honorary pallbearers will be his life-long friends, Juan, Jose and Brandon Trujillo, Michael (Brianna) Salazar, Horacio (Cassandra) Garcia, Michael Marquez and Alonzo Trujillo. 

The family of Daniel would like to thank all those that have gone to visit and shared memories. To their family and friends for prayers and monetary gifts. To all those that have donated food and drinks and parted bread in remembering their beautiful son. To all his close family and friends for being a big part of his life.

The family of Daniel Martinez has entrusted their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.


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Funeral Service
September 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Lighthouse Church (Chimayo)

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