Mary Ignacia Martinez
Mary Martinez, 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, was called to her eternal resting place on December 5, 2021. She entered this world on December 23rd. 1928, born in Lone Tree, CO, to Epitacio and Epifania Martinez from Chimayo, New Mexico. She leaves behind her spouse Rudolph (Rudy) Martinez; Sons, Bernardino (Dino) Martinez, Leroy Martinez; Brother Teddy Duran; Grandson, Daniel Duran, Ernesto Duran, Rosita Martinez, Mary Martinez, Sabrina Martinez, Dean Martinez, Matthew Martinez, Jacob Martinez, Isaac Martinez, Ashley Martinez, Julia Beston, Andrew Martinez; Great-grandchildren Makayla, Shania, Elysia, Albert, Jasmin, Mariah, Serenity, Albert, Rayliga, Isaiah, Estevan, Amari, Johnathan, Jeremia, Luna Faith, love Amelia, Amelia, Alessia, Aurelia; Great-great-grandchildren, Aurieah, Kuhlai. In death Mary was preceded by her parents Epitacio and Epifania Duran; Brothers Celestino Duran, Frutoso Duran, Fidel Duran, Macario Duran, Ignacio Duran, Bernie Duran; Sisters Carman Duran and Rose Cardenas; Sons Patrick Duran and Albert Martinez. Mary was the youngest daughter of 10 children. She grew up attending school in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She married Rudy Martinez on November 9, 1957 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. She was strong in her Christian faith and loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. She often went to the Santuario de Chimayo to worship and pray. Mary was a parishioner for over 60 years in the sanctuary of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Albuquerque, where all of her children were baptized, received their first communion and confirmation. She was a loving wife and mother who loved her family very much. Mary devoted her life to raising, teaching, and loving her children and grandchildren. She returned to work in the late 1970s and worked for Scotch Cleaners for many years. She then worked as a taller at Walmart, where she retired in the late 1990s. Mary had a spirit of life and when she was young she enjoyed music and dancing. She had an eye for fashion and enjoyed dressing in the latest styles. She was also an experienced seamstress and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. In her later years, like many others, she enjoyed spending her free time in the local casinos. Mary never learned to drive as a young woman. But she really wanted to learn when she was in her early 70s, so she enrolled in driving school, got her driver’s license and bought her own vehicle. She was very proud of this great achievement and drove for many years. The visitation will take place on Monday, December 20, 2021, 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to pray at 6:00 p.m. at FRENCH – Lomas, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE instead. The fair will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. 10:00 am at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd NE. Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Edith Blvd NE 1900. Please visit our online guest book for Mary at www.FrenchFunerals.com
Published by on December 19, 2021.