Louie Martinez, 95, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was born in Fort Collins, CO. and lived in Lemoore for over 40 years. Louie was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Flora, son Joe, sister Rosie and brother Toni. Louie is survived by his wife, Thelma of Lemoore, his son Ernie and his wife Sally of Merced, his daughter Aloma and her husband Fred Rodriguez of Turlock, his sister Gerry and her husband Bob Johnson of Lemoore as well as 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Louie worked for the Avis rental company in San Francisco as a mechanic and chauffeur. He worked in the San Francisco shipyards as a welder, in the train industry in Wyoming, in agriculture in several states and held many other positions during his working years.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church with burial to follow in Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, 870 N Lemoore Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Oct. 2, 2013