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Corrine Rose Martinez Rivera
Birth: May 11, 1929
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1971
Denver County
Colorado, USA

My Dear Mother was a beautiful person both inside and out. She was always dressed in the best that she could afford, with matching shoes, hats and accessories.

I think she must have had over thirty pairs of shoes! I remember asking her why she had so many shoes. She replied, "I want to look the best for my public".

She worked at the Gourmet Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge on Champa Street in Denver, Colorado, which was owned by Sam Ellis.

She had many, many loyal customers who said the reason they came to eat and drink there, was because of her. It wasn't unusual for her to come home with nearly $100.00 in tips. Quite a sum in the mid-1960s.

My Mother worked very hard to support myself, my two brothers and sister. We never went to bed hungry and never had holes in our clothes, unlike so many of the other kids. We also knew that she loved us very much.

Corrine was the daughter of Louise (DeLorenzo) and Ben Martinez; the sister of Margie Gonzales, Rita Merat and the late Raymond Martinez; Sister-in-law of Ishmael D. Gonzales.

She was married to Lawrence J. Rivera and Marion Albert Carranza. I (Benjamin M. Martinez) was born from a union she had with Phillip N. Roybal.Findagrave #35741893

Corrine was the mother of Lawrence and Raymond Rivera (both deceased), and of Benjamin M. Martinez and Lorrie Gallegos-Garcia (Carranza). She was the Grand-daughter of Esther L.(DeLorenzo) and Raymond Romero.

My dear Mother was tormented by severe depression and other demons.

May She Rest in Peace at Last. 
Family links: 
  Ben Sotero Martinez (1908 - 2011)
  Louise DeLorenzo Romero Martinez (1913 - 1981)
  Lawrence Rivera (1914 - 1973)
  Raymond Anthony (Little Ray or Kitty) Rivera (1948 - 1990)*
  Lawrence Benjamin Rivera (1949 - 1999)*
  Corrine Rose Martinez Rivera (1929 - 1971)
  Raymond Ignacio Martinez (1931 - 1955)*
  Margarette "Margie" Martinez Gonzales (1933 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Plot: 35,8,0
Created by: Ben Martinez
Record added: Oct 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5817119
Corrine Rose <i>Martinez</i> Rivera
Added by: Ben Martinez
Corrine Rose <i>Martinez</i> Rivera
Added by: Ben Martinez
Corrine Rose <i>Martinez</i> Rivera
Added by: Ben Martinez
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- Robert Duran ~
 Added: Aug. 21, 2016
Mom, thinking of you today. You were and are, a beautiful lady. See you when my time comes.
- Ben Martinez
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016

- Lillie Riney
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
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