Irene L. Martinez (1939 - 2018)

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Irene L. Martinez, 78, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away, after a lengthy illness, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Shelly, in Las Vegas, surrounded by her loving family.
Irene was born on Nov. 6, 1939, in Las Vegas to parents Felipe Bustos and Polly Martinez De Herrera Bustos. Irene worked for the State of New Mexico as a Social Worker for 20 years as well as owner and operator of the 85 Coffee Shop and Ralph's Café for more than 20 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph S. Martinez; brother Eusebio Bustos, sister Rosella Segura and infant brother Danny Bustos.
Irene is survived by daughters Shelly Trujillo (Peter) of Las Vegas; Debra Pardo (Gary) of Denver, Colo.; sons Ralph M. Martinez III (Lucy) of Las Vegas, Jeff Martinez of Albuquerque, and Kenny Martinez of Las Vegas; grandchildren Isabella, P.J., Amber, Ralph J. IV, Desiree, Kimberly, Jeffrey, Kayla, Joshua, Sam, Shalyn, Kenneth, Jadon, Audrey and Raquelle; great-grandchildren Elicia, Marissa, Anissa, Juan Diego, Alexis Jade, Sami, PJ III, Ralph D. V, Diona, Hannah, Elijah, Grace Rose, Noah, Michael, Noel, Joslyn and Marissa; sisters JoAnn Loera (Greg), Georgetta Cummings (Harry) of Las Vegas; Bernadette Edmonson (Alan) of Albuquerque; Anna Mae Herrera (Roy) of Pecos, N.M.; brothers Manuel Bustos, of Las Vegas, Lawrence Bustos (Peggy) of Las Vegas, Arthur Bustos of Las Vegas, Marvin Bustos (Theresa) of Las Vegas and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and family friends.
Special thank to her co-workers at New Mexico Child and Adult Protective Services, Ambercare Hospice staff Ember and Corrine Esquivel of Las Vegas, and all who assisted her during her illness.
A rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7 p.m., with a eulogy by nephew Danny Bustos of Santa Fe. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Both services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. in Santa Fe with the following serving as casket bearers, P.J. Trujillo, Ralph J. Martinez, Arthur Bustos, Marvin Bustos, Jeffrey Martinez, Josh Martinez, Kenneth Martinez and Michael Loera.
All of her remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters will serve as honorary bearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on July 7, 2018
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