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Ethel F. Martinez

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Ethel F. Martinez, age 79, passed away at her residence in Tucumcari, NM,  on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, following an extended illness.
 Ethel was born March 21, 1930, in Tucumcari, NM. She had been a lifetime resident of Tucumcari. She was a lifetime member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church in Tucumcari. She attended the Tucumcari School System and for several years was employed by the J.C. Penny Company in Tucumcari.
Surviving her is her sister, Virginia Gonzales and husband, Ramon of Albuquerque, NM, along with many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her children, Norbert Joe Martinez in 1992; by her daughter, Laverne (Pancha) Martinez in 1970, and by her husband  of 60 years, Jose Crestino (Joe C. ) Martinez.  Also precedeing her in death were her parents, Joe and Frances Gomez; sisters, Lucy Madrid, Alice Duncan, and Clarice Ostic; brothers, J.D. Gomez, Rudy Gomez, and John Gomez.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection being offered on Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rev. Father Hyginus Anuta as celebrant.  Pall bearers will be Manuel Sandoval, Charlie F. Aragon, Raymond Gonzales, Ronnie Gomez, Joe Roy Martinez, and Leonard Martinez.  Interement will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM,  575 461-3815.
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