A public visitation for Michael Martinez began on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. A burial service was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Grants Memorial Cemetery in Grants, N.M.
Michael Martinez, beloved husband, father and son, was called to his eternal resting place on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his Tata Richard Martinez, Nana Lydia Martinez, grandmother Cora Ross, cousins Mia Blea and Audrey Ross, best friends Ignacio “Nacho” Saaveda and Rodney Judu, with many other family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife: Justine Martinez; children: Nyah Lopez, Marqus Lopez, Symphany Martinez and Trinity Martinez; his father: Michael Martinez and wife Cheryl; his mother: Veronica Garcia and husband Mike; brother: Richard Martinez; sisters: Vanessa Sanchez, Jenna Bland, Kathleen Trujillo, Jennifer Garcia; nephews: Jeremiah and Dominik Pacheco, Jacob Roybal, Zane Lucero, Jordyn and Jaxon Garcia; grandfather: Edward Ross, JR, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Michael was born in Grants, N.M., but soon moved to the beautiful Espanola Valley with his passion for lowrider cars. Michael worked for the United States Postal Service for many years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and children to many different states and attending lowrider car shows. Michael loved being in nature, helping others and spending time with his friends who he considered family. He enjoyed attending concerts because of his passion for music, especially Kevin Gates. He enjoyed playing handball, washing his numerous cars, wearing bandanas and watching the Raiders play. He had so much love for his dogs and his motorcycle. Anyone who knew Michael, saw the love he had for his family and friends. Michael will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Serving the family as pallbearers were Richard Martinez, Marqus Lopez, Marcus Sanchez, Albert Torres, Leroy Valdez and Jay Garcia. Honorable pallbear
Honorable pallbearers: Jacob Viarrial, Andrew Borrego and Joser Mendoza.
The family of Michael Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
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