Peggy Martinez

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Peggy Lea Martinez

East Lansing

Peggy Lea Martinez passed into the afterlife on April 29, 2014 with family and friends at her side.  Lea was born in Midland, Texas on July 27, 1955 to Henry and Patsy Bean.  During her career, Lea was a practicing nurse, a senior hospital administrator and, most recently, an education specialist at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is survived by her mother; her husband, Ruben; her daughter Clara; her son, Marcos; her brother, David; and many other family members.

Lea enjoyed golfing, gardening, reading classical novels, playing the piano and long hikes in the Rocky Mountains.  

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823.  The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 AM the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Julian Samora Scholarship Fund, University Development, MSU, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI  48824-9911. On line condolences may be made at

Published in Lansing State Journal on May 1, 2014
P. Lea Martinez
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
1730 East Grand River Ave | East Lansing, MI 48823 | (517) 337-9745
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