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Mary Valdez Martinez
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1930
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2013

Mary, a native of Gallina and a resident of Cuarteles, passed away surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her parents Edwardo and Arsenia Valdez; husband Arsenio Martinez; sons: Edwardo "Lalo", Johnny, Arsenio Jr., Gerald and Benny Martinez; brother Frank Valdez; sisters: Alice Lucero, Audelia Herrera and Delma Valdez.

Mary was survived by her children: Virginia (husband Leroy), Lina Towles (husband Earl), Maggie Vigil (husband Lloyd), Ramon Martinez (wife Mayda), Steven Martinez, and Joseph Martinez (wife Debbie); grandchildren: Chris Towles, Lisa Towles, Helen Campion (Ryan), Leroy Martinez, Jr. (Amber), Lloyd Vigil, Jr., Shelly Vigil (Tony), Josh Martinez, Charles Martinez and Crystal Gallegos (Felipe); great-grandchildren: Ethan and Acelynn Towles, Gabriel Garcia, Rayne Serrano, David Martinez, Anjolie and Aubryana Gallegos, and Gerald and Jolene Campion; sisters: Lorraine Serna, Gloria Alberico, Romie Lovato, Mary Ann Valdez, Lolly Carillo and Francis Vasquez; brother Eddie Valdez; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Mary was a special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her family gatherings and was an excellent cook. She was a very active and outgoing person with a great sense of humor. She loved gardening and the outdoors. For many years she served as president of the Avedon Santa Cruz Senior Center. She was in the Senior Olympics where she acquired achievement awards and medals. She was a member of the VFW and the American Legion for many years.

Public visitation and Rosary were on March 26, 2013 in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian burial was on March 27, 2013 at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Caņada. Burial followed in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ramon Martinez, Steven Martinez, Josh Martinez, Chris Towles, Ryan Campion, and Lloyd Vigil Jr.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Arsenia M. Valdez (1903 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Arsenio Martinez (1925 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Edward D Martinez (1953 - 1995)*
  Johnny M Martinez (1954 - 2003)*
  Benny C Martinez (1961 - 1988)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Valdez Martinez (1930 - 2013)
  Lorraine Valdez Serna (1932 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Mar 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107246743
Mary <i>Valdez</i> Martinez
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