|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2009|
Dan Martinez, age 72, of Garita, N.M., was called home to be with our Lord on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, after an extended illness.
He was born in Trujillo, N.M., on Aug. 13, 1937, to Carmelita Padilla Martinez and the late Margarito Martinez.
Dan is preceded in death by his brothers, Alfonso and David Martinez.
He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Vizcaino (Victor), and Antoinette Rendon (Ginger); his son, Daniel Joey Martinez (Rita); his girlfriend, Elizabeth Gurule; the mother of his children, Irene Martinez (Miguel); grandchildren, Mark (Jocelyn), Michael, Gabrielle (Jake) and Audrey (Jason); great granddaughter, Abrianna. Also surviving is his mother, Carmelita Martinez; sisters, Jane Perez (Pete), Ida Aragon (Bob), and Adeline Garcia (Joe); brothers, Larry Martinez (Mary) of Albuquerque, Arthur Martinez (Anastasia), and Bobby Martinez (Della) all of Pueblo, Colo.; aunts, Eufelia Ortega, Clorinda Ortega, Mary Gallegos, Lucy Martinez and Florentina Martinez. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his pet "Buddy" who was always with him.
Dan was a kind-hearted, hard-working man, who loved his family, enjoyed working on cars, visiting neighbors, lending out a helping hand and playing his accordion at different gatherings.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 31, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Las Vegas, N.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. C. John Brasher at 9 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 1, also at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. Interment will follow the mass at the San Isidro Cemetery in Trujillo, N.M.
Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Martinez, James Gallegos, Elmer Pacheco, Ruben Pagan, Jose Gurule and Cesar Ponce. Honorary bearers will be the remainder of his family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, N.M.; (505) 425-6551.
San Isidro Cemetery
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
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