ANTONITO — Antonito resident Mercy Martinez, 85, passed away December 11, 2012 at the Conejos Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Mercy was born on September 11, 1927 in Limon, Nebraska the daughter of Teofelo Sanchez and Eufelia Gonzales Sanchez.
Mercy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed cooking, walking, going to church, she loved music, soap operas, westerns and especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters Sandra Martinez of Antonito, Colo.; Rosalie Vialpando of Alamosa, Colo.; sons David Anthony Martinez and Danny (Jenny) Martinez both of Antonito, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Lila Mondragon of La Jara, Colo.; and Flossy Tafoya of Denver, Colo. she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mercy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Abel Martinez, sons Leonard Martinez, Isaac Martinez and one brother Paul Sanchez.
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Cristo El Rey Assembly of God Church in Antonito. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. also at the Cristo El Rey Assembly of God Church in Antonito. Interment will follow at the Martinez Cemetery in Las Mesitas. Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-5 p.m. at the Cristo El Rey Church. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.