Luis Garcia Martinez
August 19, 1927 -
April 16, 2013
85, of Hughson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, the 16th of April. He was born to Felicitas Garcia and Julian Martinez in Clifton Arizona on August 19, 1927. He married Alfonsa Alvarado and had 9 children. A pivotal day in his life was November 21, 1963 when he became a born-again Christian as a result of his wife's diligent prayers. He founded a church in Hughson, CA in 1972 where he pastored for 36 years. Together he and his wife served and loved the Lord and the legacy he leaves behind is that all his children and grandchildren love and serve the Lord. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, a sister and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alfonsa Martinez, his children: Eva Olivas (Adrian) and Ruth Flores (Jorge) of Ceres; Luis Martinez (Norma) and Felicitas Martinez of Hughson; Hilda Robles (Cesar) of Modesto; Julian Martinez (Lidia) of Woodland; Joel Martinez (Debra) of Oakdale; Esteban Martinez (Veronica) of Turlock; Noemi Conchola (Gary) of Georgia; 24 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Isabel Rosales, Aurora Martinez and Ofelia Martinez of Mexico.
A service will be held on April 20, 11:00 am, at One Church Bethel Campus, 2361 Scenic Dr.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Apr. 18, 2013