Federico G. Martinez, a resident of El Rito, was born February 18th, 1927 and died January 8th, 2021. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and brother. He accomplished many things including serving his country in WWll and working as a mail carrier for over 30 years. Federico loved the outdoors, making people laugh, his sweets and his little doggie.
He was preceded in death by his parents Silviano Martinez and Gregorita Martinez; wife Elizaida Martinez; sons Silviano Martinez and Leroy Martinez; granddaughter Valerie Martinez; great granddaughters Adriana Martinez and Shawnae Quintana; brothers Melaquias Martinez, Ernesto Martinez, and Alfonso Martinez; sisters Anna Maria Martinez, Lupe Baca and Ascension Maria Valdez. He is survived by his sisters Josie Jaramillo and Mary Jaramillo; sons Joe Martinez (Judy), Dennis Martinez (Rosita); daughters Patsy Duran (Juan), Lulu Duran (Jesus) and Evangeline Martinez; daughter-in laws Vicki Martinez and Gina Martinez; a family friend he loved as a granddaughter Ermelinda Stacy (Chris), his little dog Estrella and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Donavon Lucero, Juan Duran Jr, Diego Martinez, Jeffrey Martinez, Archie Martinez and Vincent Gurule. A rosary will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church in El Rito, with a Memorial Service to follow at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be held at the Martinez Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mr. Federico G. Martinez care to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfuneral.com
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