Sally Mary Martinez was born in Dawson, New Mexico to Tomas and Inez Sanchez. The family moved to Alamosa, Colorado where Sally eventually met her husband, Candido Martinez.
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She volunteered at the Divine Redeemer Catholic Church for approximately 40 years; opening the church every day and set up for baptisms, weddings, funerals, and church services. She was also a hospice volunteer for many years and was given an award for having the most volunteer hours by anyone at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church.
Sally was blessed with three children: Mary Inez Hankins (husband Charles Homer Hankins), Joseph Gilbert Martinez all of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Martha Bernadette Price (husband Jack Price) of Georgia; 6 grandchildren: Sandi Barnett (husband Mike Barnett), Bob Hankins (Peggy Friend), Dianna Hankins, of Falcon, Colorado, Renee Hankins (Guy Woods) of Fountain , Colorado, Sharon Reynolds (Rick Reynolds) of Calhan, Colorado, Charles Lee Hankins (Tammy Hankins) of Colorado Springs; 5 great-grandchildren: Johny Kimberlin, Alisa Easler of Simla, Colorado, Nicole Trumble of Pueblo, Melissa Kepley of Iowa, and Kaylee Hankins of Colorado Springs; 11 great-great-grandchildren: Dianna Kimberlin, Catarina Kimberlin, Dillon Madsen, Haylee Easler, Shayne Easler, Kaycie Davis, Tayler Davis, Kevin Davis, Blake Trumble, Brooklynn Trumble, and Bentley Kepley; and 6 siblings: Ray, Vangie, Marie, Jimmy, Joe, and Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and by three of her siblings: Ray, Vangie, and Jimmy.
Sally will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A visitation will be on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 North Logan Avenue. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels. A reception will be held following the entombment and will be at Divine Redeemer's Parish Hall.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 27, 2014