Donald C. "Ducky" Martinez, 53, of Las Vegas, has gone to be with Our Heavenly Father, after fighting a long-term illness.
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He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank Martinez and Phoebe Fresquez; brothers: Frank "Cabezon" Martinez, Robert "Wagon" Martinez and Michael A. Martinez; paternal grandparents: Jose Leon and Rosenda Martinez; maternal grandparents: Modesto and Eloisa Fresquez.
He is survived by his wife: Irene Martinez; sons: Anthony Esquibel and Adrian Esquibel; daughters: Melinda Silva and husband Ricky; Crystal Esquibel and companion Shane; 13 grandchildren: Ricky K. Silva, Anthony Silva, Leticia Serna, Heavenly Silva, Adrian Silva, Adam Esquibel, Jessie Esquibel, Katie Esquibel, Christopher Vigil, Clarissa Vigil, Shane Martinez, Jordan Martinez and Evan Martinez; sisters: Elaine and Sam Salazar; Michelle Martinez and Robert Garcia; Yzetta Martinez; aunt: Sylvia Daniels; brother-in-law: Demetrio Esquibel; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He loved fishing, sports, playing with grandkids, carpentry, loved being in the wilderness and traveling. He was the kind of person who would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need. A person you can count on no matter what.
Prayer Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Mountain View Church of Christ in Las Vegas. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Mountain View Church of Christ with Preacher Eddie Quintana officiating. Burial of Cremains will follow at Church of Christ Cemetery in Las Vegas.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
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Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Nov. 28, 2012