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 Andy Martinez

Andy Martinez

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 22 Oct 2010 (aged 40)
Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: (In accordance with his wishes, Andy was cremated.) His cremains were later scattered at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park in California.
Memorial ID 74198972 · View Source
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Andy was one of four children born to Martha (Garcia) Martinez & Andres Martinez. He lived in the Los Angeles area until he was a teenager, at which point the family relocated to Solano County, California. Andy was brother to Olga (Martinez) Castillo, Anita Martinez, & Ishmael Martinez.

On February 19, 1999, Andy married Amanda Shaye (Archy) Martinez at Lake Tahoe. Together they had two children, Isaiah Timothy Martinez & Janis Eve Martinez, both born in Germany during Amanda's military service.


Andy loved his family, God, & life. He counted everyone as a friend. His calm & easygoing demeanor naturally attracted people to him. He lived his life to the fullest with the basic philosophy of "don't sweat the small stuff" and "Hakuna Matata" - no worries. There were no obstacles he didn't try to move past. Andy made things happen! He was everyone's event organizer, entertainment director, activities CEO & party planner extraordinaire! He would set-up, break-down, and do anything else that needed to be done - he did it all. Better known as "Handy Andy," you could always find him working on some project or another. Andy could best be described as a jack-of-all-trades & master of some. If there was a job to be done, Andy was ready to offer a helping hand and eager to use one of the tools in his extensive collection. If he didn't have the necessary tool for the job, then he was waiting to acquire it. The neighborhood kids loved Andy, probably because he was just a big kid himself. His home was a place for all to play & hang out. Whether it was a squirt-gun fight, rough-housing, bike riding, having a snack, giving advice, asking them to church, or just being their buddy. Andy enjoyed spending time with his family & friends doing any activity from backyard BBQ's, biking, camping, kayaking, hanging out at the beach, to church volunteering. Andy loved life & was taken far too soon. He left a young wife & two small children. As well as holes in the hearts of all that knew him. But most of all, Andy left a lot of memories to be enjoyed.

Just nine days after his 40th birthday, Andy left this life to be in the presence of Christ. Andy had a longstanding battle with diabetes and was recovering from a work related injury and infection when he passed as the result of a heart attack.


Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2010

Andy Martinez 40, of Marysville, passed away on October 22, 2010. He was born on October 13, 1970 and was a Mechanic 1 for YCUSD. He was a Yuba Sutter resident for 8 years. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Shaye Martinez, his daughter, Janis Eve Martinez, his son, Isaiah Timothy Martinez, all of Marysville. His mother, Martha Martinez, Father, Andres Martinez, sister, Anita Martinez and brother, Ishmel Martinez, all of Fairfield, CA, and sister, Olga Castillo of Bellflower, CA. He was a volunteer Firefighter for the Suisun City Fire Dept. from Jan 1993 - Apr. 2000. He was also an active Royal Ranger Commander at Calvary Christian Center. A Viewing will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Ullrey Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday November 1, 2010 from 4-5pm at Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Hwy., Yuba City with a Celebration of Life to follow at 1431 Walnut Ave, Yuba City, CA. Yuba City Unified School District has set up a Memorial fund for Andy's wife and children. Donations can be made at Rabobank (formerly Butte Community Bank).

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