Erica Martinez


Alamosa resident Erica Ann Martinez, 41, passed unexpectedly on June 2, 2024. Erica was welcomed into the world on April 26, 1983, the beloved daughter of Laurie Martinez Duarte.

Erica was a ray of sun light and brought love and joy to all who Knew her. Erica was blessed with four children. She enjoyed painting, drawing, and doing many different crafts. Erica also enjoyed listing to music, building 3D Puzzles, and the time she spent doing makeup and hair.

Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and her family. Her beautiful smile and her compassionate, loving nature will be forever cherished and missed by all who knew her. She was so dearly loved and is already sorely missed,

She will live on through her children, Delilah Gallegos, Summiyah Shabazz, Joaquin Gallegos, stepson Ashton Salazar; six grandchildren, Elias, Cidelia, Jesse, Kamilia, Liliana and Quincy; her mother, Laurie Duarte; sister, Brianna (Javier) Carmona; brothers, Leonel (LeeAnn) Burciaga, and Angel Nieto; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Erica was preceded in death by her grandfather Jose Martinez.

Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date.

To leave online condolences, please visit The care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of Alamosa.