May 13, 1923 Chimayo Rio Arriba County New Mexico, USA
Nov. 23, 2011
Ascencion, a native of Chimayo, was predeceased by his parents Benito and Petrita Martinez; daughter Corina and great-granddaughter Angelica Valdez; brothers: Esquipula and Manuel Martinez; sisters: Bernardita Coriz, Evangelia Martinez and Julia Salazar.
Ascencion was survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Seferina Martinez; children: Gilbert Martinez (wife Dorothy), Helen Trujillo (husband Julian), Rosendo Martinez (Cindy), Dalila Archuleta (husband Pete), Ascencion Martinez Jr. (wife Bobbie), Noel Martinez (Diane), Toby Martinez (Audrey), Evelyn Martinez (Joseph), Eric Martinez (Diane); 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Ascension was a member of the Templo Calvario (The Lighthouse) Assembly of God Church in Chimayo. He was a Deacon at the church for 37 years where he loved singing and serving the Lord. Ascencion was the center of the Martinez family and an amazing role model to his children, grandchildren and great-grand-children. He worked as a cement truck driver for about 32 years. He enjoyed working on his farm and selling at the farmers market. Ascencion was well known and well loved by many people. He brought happiness and sunshine to everyone's life through his generosity and kindness.
Public visitation and devotional service were on November 27, 2011 at The Lighthouse Church in Chimayo. Funeral service was on November 28, 2011 also at The Lighthouse Church. Burial followed at the Assembly of God Cemetery in Chimayo. Pallbearers: Allen Trujillo, Gilbert Martinez Jr., Joshua Martinez, Walter Martinez, Jeff Archuleta and Eli Martinez. Honorary pallbearers: his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.