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Bessie H. Martinez

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Death 28 Nov 2007 (aged 93)
Burial Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 23196922 · View Source
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Bessie H. Martinez. age 93, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007, at Meadows II after a brief illness.
She was born in San Ignacio, N.M., on March 27, 1914, to the late Ignacio Herrera and Ignacita Madrid Herrera.
She was united in marriage to the late Alfredo Martinez in 1931 in Frederick, Colo.
She retired in 1970 from the New Mexico State Hospital where she was employed as a Nurse Tech for 19 years. She was a former employee with the Greyhound Bus Depot and a former housekeeper for Frank and Julia Maloof family.
She enjoyed baking, cooking and listening to the rosary on the radio every morning.
A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ignacio and Ignacita Herrera: husband: Alfredo Martinez; son: Lonie Martinez; daughter: Clara Herrera; sister: Tofie Rodriguez; brother: Louie Herrera.
She is survived by her children: Agnes Farrell and friend Louis of Connecticut, Josie Arrieta and husband Nano of Denver., Emma B. Martinez and companion Johnny Martinez of Las Vegas, N.M. and Dorothy Gonzales and companion Ben Barela of Las Vegas, N.M.; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Julia Sanchez of Las Vegas, N.M.; brother-in-law: Seferino Martinez and wife Irene of Denver; numerous: nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Rosary devotional services will be conducted on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Chapel in Las Vegas, N.M. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, N.M. with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Nash Herrera, Arthur Martinez, William Gonzales, Freddie Arrieta, Robert Vigil and Dino Martinez. Serving as honorary bearers will be: Abel Herrera, Adolph Hurtado, Michael Hurtado, Tono Vigil, Kenny Martinez and Christopher Gonzales.
She will lie in state at the Rogers Chapel on Saturday and Sunday all day until 5 p.m. where family and friends may call.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.


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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 1 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23196922
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie H. Martinez (27 Mar 1914–28 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23196922, citing Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .