Caņon resident Marie Martinez, 77, passed away June 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on June 28, 1935 in Caņon, Colorado the daughter of Salistiano Gallegos and Florina Garcia Gallegos. She was united in marriage to Jose G. Martinez oh January 14, 1953 in Taos, New Mexico. Marie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed sewing, baking, cleaning and preparing the church for Sunday Service but above all she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Jose G. Martinez of Caņon, CO; daughter Peggy Lucero of Caņon, CO; grandchildren Jolene (Isiah) Candeleria, Judy Lucero (Brian Romero) both of Antonito, CO; great-grandchildren Jose, Ernest, Stacey, Jenell Candelaria all of Antonito, CO; Brianna, Emilio and Tyana Romero all of Antonito, CO; sisters Lucy (Chris) Cisneros of Caņon, CO; Angie Gallegos of Alamosa, CO; brothers Val (Frances) Gallegos of Caņon, CO; Richard (Carol) Gallegos of Guadalupe, CO; Abe (Carolyn) Gallegos of Ogden, UT; Valdmar Gallegos of Colorado Springs, CO. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Debbie Arellano, one granddaughter Stacy Arellano, one son Stanley Joe Martinez and two brothers Mike and Bonifacio Gallegos.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Fox Creek Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fox Creek. Interment will follow at the Fox Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.