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 Zachary Martinez

Zachary Martinez

Birth
Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Death 26 Dec 2004 (aged 17)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial San Jose, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 52164066 · View Source
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Eastern Arizona Courier, Safford, AZ
Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Zachary Martinez of Phoenix passed away Dec. 26, 2004, at the age of 17. He was born Oct. 11, 1987, to Frank and Monica Martinez in Safford.

Zack lived most of his life in the Gila Valley. He attended school in Solomon, Safford and Thatcher schools. He played football and baseball in the Thatcher leagues until the 7th grade, when he and his family moved to Phoenix.

He had his life all planned out. When he graduated, he was going to attend culinary school to become a chef. He wanted to travel the world as a chef. He planned to retire (quite wealthy) at the age of 40 and move back to Safford and spend his time fishing.

On Jan. 2, 2004, Zack was diagnosed with leukemia. He was fighting. Leukemia didn't take him; an unfortunate accident did. He touched many lives this past year, and all will miss him greatly.

He is survived by his parents, Frank and Monica Martinez of Phoenix; his siblings, Nicholas, Francisco Jr., Gabriel Jr., and Francisca "Frankie;" his grandparents, Felipa Martinez and Jessie Dominguez; and many aunts and uncles.

A rosary was recited Thursday, Dec. 30, in the Morris Safford Funeral Home chapel. Mass was held Dec. 31 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Safford. Interment took place at the San Jose Cemetery in San Jose.

Arrangements were en-trusted to Morris Safford Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: Sharla
  • Added: 9 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52164066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zachary Martinez (11 Oct 1987–26 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52164066, citing San Jose Cemetery, San Jose, Graham County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Sharla (contributor 46940689) .