Del Norte resident Larry J. Martinez, 69, passed away Oct. 2, 2013 at the St. Anthony Medical Center in Denver, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born on Aug. 10, 1944 in San Rafael, the son of John Martinez and Eliria Trujillo Martinez. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Adelina Torres on Dec. 29, 2005 in Saguache.
Larry was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, listening to music but above all he cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife Elizabeth “Liz” Martinez of Del Norte; daughters Denise (Larry) Benavides of Del Norte; Alysa (Shiloh) Casorla of Colorado Springs; Julie (Jeff) Gauntt of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; sons Larry (Nancy) Martinez Jr., of Colorado Springs; John (Wendy) Martinez of Del Norte; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents John and Eliria Martinez and numerous brothers and sisters.
Cremation was chosen and a Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, also at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in care of Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.