Manuel Guadalupe (Yuay) Martinez|
1927 ~ 2013
Manuel passed away February 8, 2013. Manuel was born on December 12, 1927 in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico from the union of Benjamin and Marta (Lucero) Martinez. He was one of seven children: Rebecca, Tony, Sam, himself, Agapito, Norman and Felix.
Manuel proudly served in the US Army and Navy. He returned to Tierra Amarilla where he married his first wife, Aurelia (April) Ulibarri. Of that union came his 5 children: Ramona Esparza (Carl), Randy (Denece), Richard (Konnie), Rene (Balon) and Martha.
He is preceded in passing by his first wife and eldest daughter. He later married Patricia Monson Radle where he proudly accepted another son, Bart (Laura).
He leaves behind his wife, 5 children, 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, brother and sister, his extended family and many beloved friends.
In his lifetime he never said "I can't", never complained, always had a smile for everyone and open arms for those he loved. He will always be remembered, loved and cherished.
Funeral Mass will be on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm at our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 715 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm with Holy Rosary at 6:30 pm at Aaron's Mortuary, 496th 24th Street, Ogden, Utah. Interment Redwood Memorial Estates.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.aaronsmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on Feb. 13, 2013