Jeannine Louise Martinez, 72, passed away at home in her sleep, on March 31, 2016, after a long battle with CHF. She was born in Montreal, Canada and came to the US with her family in 1956 and settled in Culver City.
Jeannine is survived by her husband Tom, her daughter Esther Chanley-Martinez and wife Christy, her son JJ and wife Lisa, her granddaughters Nathalie, Jordin, and Jaxtin and their mother Natalie. She is also survived by her sisters Carole Bradford, Regina Agatep, and Patsy Sanchez, Uncle Peter Rizzetto as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Jeannine was an avid Condors Hockey and Bakersfield Blaze fan and a longtime season ticket holder. One of her joys was using her native language (French) with many of the Condors players and coaches.
Jeannine was also fluent in Spanish and drove a bookmobile to rural parts of San Bernardino to reach children in migrant farm camps. She worked for CDCR for 22 years and after retirement volunteered with CASA, St. Joseph's Prayer Blanket Ministry, and was a Pink Lady at Memorial Hospital. Jeannine was known for her hugs especially for her friends at Foodsco, Walmart, and the Rabobank Arena.
The family would like to thank Drs. Michael Fong and Luanda Grazette of USC Keck Hospital, Drs. Jared Salvo and Albert Peinado of Bakersfield, and the staff at Hoffman Hospice especially Anna, Gigi, and Mona for the love and care they showed during her battle with CHF. Special thanks to her niece Linda Reyes for always being there.
A viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th, from 4-8pm at Greenlawn Mortuary 3700 River Blvd, with a Reciting of the Rosary at 6pm. The funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th, at 10am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1515 Baker St, with burial at Union Cemetery 730 E. Potomac. There will be a celebration of life luncheon at the Eagles Hall 1718 17th St, following the services. In honor of Jeannine, we encourage guests to wear Condor's colors (orange & blue) or gear.
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