Orlando Martinez

July 8, 2020


ORLANDO MARTINEZ, 87, a lifelong resident of Chama, was born on April 24, 1933 and passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  Orlando was preceded in death by his son, Ismael Martinez and loving wife, Helen Rose Martinez. Orlando was a Godly man who was strong in his faith, a hard-working man who provided for his large family all his life. He enjoyed anytime he spent with his family.  He loved to make people laugh, and would help anyone in need, however and whenever he could. He was a great grandpa and father and he will be deeply missed. Mr. Martinez is survived by his children, Emma Duran (Arturo), Julia M. Lujan, Connie Vigil (Ron), Terri Tafoya (Robert), Orlando Martinez (Lolly), Ray Martinez (Roberta), Eppie Martinez (Vanessa); close granddaughter, Martina Martinez; 17 grandchildren, over 30 great-grandchildren, and around 10 great-great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chama, with a memorial mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the  Chama Cemetery. The family of Orlando Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –

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