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 Julia P <I>Martinez</I> Atencio

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Julia P Martinez Atencio

  • Birth 20 Dec 1926 Ignacio, La Plata County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 6 May 2010
  • Burial Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot Block 14 Row A
  • Memorial ID 96383221

Julia P. Martinez Atencio, age 83, of Farmington, departed for her heavenly home on Thursday, May 6, 2010. Julia was born on December 20, 1926 in Ignacio, CO. Julia enjoyed talking about her youthful experiences of fishing with her dad, cooking with her mom and attending a one-room country school house near Ignacio. Other interests included cooking for, and sharing Sunday lunches with, her family and friends, attending meetings with the Women's Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans and going to church activities. Julia also enjoyed gardening, walking, reading and talking with her neighbors and friends. Julia was married for 49 years to Arquin G. Atencio, her World War II hero. Preceding Julia in death were her husband, Arquin, a prisoner of war of the Japanese and survivor of the Bataan Death March, parents, Flavio J. and Mary P. Martinez, brothers, Max Martinez and Philemon Martinez and sister, Bernadette Martinez. Julia is survived by eight children and their spouses, George (Carolyn), Gloria (Robert Bishop), Rebbecca (Wayne Hunter), Vickie (Tom Franklin), Steve (Brenda), Lawrence, Dean (Charlotte) and Eddie. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, in-laws, Milton Atencio and Josephine Jacquez, and her school mate Veronica Cordova. Pallbearers will be her sons, George, Steve, Lawrence, Dean and Eddie, and son-in-law, Tom Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, Robert Bishop and Wayne Hunter. The family would like to thank the staff of Northwest New Mexico Hospice, Life Care Center and Crane Roost for their care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northwest New Mexico Hospice.


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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 1 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96383221
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia P Martinez Atencio (20 Dec 1926–6 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96383221, citing Aztec Cemetery, Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .