Lupe S. Martinez was called home to be with Our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
Lupe had a great passion for people and it showed by the many friends he had and the missions he served in his church and the community. Yet his concern was for people to know Christ and the power of Salvation through Him.
He was born to Ricardo and Maria Martinez on Aug. 27, 1948 in Carlsbad and was raised in Dexter, N.M. He was presently employed at Glacier Technologies the last two years. He was a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer for 40 plus years and loved serving families in their time of need. During this time he served families in Roswell, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and EL Paso, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his four brothers and two sisters.
Lupe is survived by his loving wife: Olivia; son: Joe (Leslie); grandson: Angel Jose; sisters: Agapita Muñoz (Apolonio), Lillie Montoya (Frank), Elvira Medrano (Reynaldo) and Helen Cabrera (Antonio Elias); brother: Roy Martinez; three brothers in-law and five sisters in-law and several nephews and nieces whom he loved dearly.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Eastwood Church of Christ 10104 Album St., followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. Cremation followed with burial in northern New Mexico.
Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home Central 3839 Montana Ave. El Paso, Texas 79903, www.FunerariaDelAngelMartin.com.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Dec. 28, 2012