Lee Martinez was born on February 26, 1939 in San Antonito, New Mexico. He passed away at home in Bakersfield, CA on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Lee served as an Airborne Ranger with the Special Forces in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he was a reserve officer with the Ontario, CA Police Department and retired from GTE of California after 25 years of employment.
Lee is survived by his wife of 56 years, Emma Martinez and children Priscilla & Jorge Gomez, Annette & Frank Linares, Molly & Abel Carlon, and Aaron & Cynthia Martinez. He was also blessed with 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
We will miss him greatly and take comfort knowing that he is at peace in the arms of our Lord.
Rosary will begin at 9:30am followed by Mass at 10am at St. Philip the Apostle Church on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. He will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at The Bakersfield National Cemetery.
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