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Marie E. (Carnation) Martinez

January 18, 1941 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 81)

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Marie E. (Carnation) Martinez 81, a resident of Alcalde, N.M. passed away peacefully on July 23, 2022, with her loving family at her side.

Marie was born January 18, 1941, to Josephino and Elizaida Romero.

Marie is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Martinez of 61 years, son Arthur Martinez Jr.; parents Josephino and Elizaida Romero, brother Leroy Romero, father and mother-in-law Ramon and Onofre Martinez, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sally Vigil (Benny), brothers-in-law, Jose Romero, Gilbert Martinez, Filiberto Martinez, Jerry Maestas and Gilbert Salazar.

She graduated from Espanola High School as a Hornet in 1959. Thereafter, she married Arthur and moved to Cuba N.M. and started a family. After 5 years in Cuba the family returned to Alcalde N.M. where they made their permanent residence. Marie attended community college and received her certificate as a Dental Assistant and began her career working for Dr. Joe H. Tubb for 12 years. After her career as a Dental Assistant, she began to work in Los Alamos until her retirement.

Marie enjoyed traveling, watching westerns, game shows, gatherings and attending any events that involved her family. To Marie there was nothing more important than spending time with her daughters.

Marie was a devoted catholic. Our hearts are broken by her passing. However, we know she is at peace and no longer suffering.  Marie is survived by her 3 daughters: Paulette Lopez, Eva (Jimmy) Medina and Roberta (Paul) Sanchez. Grandchildren Nicole Pereyra (Omar), Crystal Roybal, Tiffany Maestas, Jerome Martinez, Jennifer Medina and Brittany Lopez (Abraham) and 10 great grandchildren. Brother Floyd Romero (Delfinia) and sister Mable Salazar (John Alex), sisters in law; Felipa Romero, Flora Maestas, Vangie Salazar, and Mabel Martinez.

The family of Marie Martinez would like to give special thanks to Gloria Ulibarri and Lillian Villalobos (caregivers) for their compassionate and loving care provided to our mother. Special thanks also to Hospice (Legacy) staff and Barbara Tubb. We will never forget your professionalism and support.

Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Christo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh with a burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. 

Serving the family as Pallbearers are Jimmy Medina, Floyd Romero, Paul Sanchez, Omar Pereyra, Jerome Martinez, and Abraham Castro

Honorary pallbearers will be all her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The family of Marie E. (Carnation) Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to De Vargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.

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