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Joe I. Martinez Jr.


Joe Martinez Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Joe I. Martinez Jr., 61, died Sunday, Feb. 26 2006, in Amarillo. Mr. Martinez was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Tucumcari. He was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church. He attended and graduated from the Tucumcari School system. For 22 years he was employed by the Trigg Memorial Hospital in the maintenance department, just having retired recently. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife, Judy; four daughters, Bernadine (husband Geno) Garcia of Rio Rancho, Laura (Dave) Mardo of Tucumcari, Theresa Martinez and Angela Martinez, both of Carlsbad; a step-daughter Miquela (Gino) Otero of Tucumcari; two step-sons, Carlos and Chris Valverde of Tucumcari; four sisters: Emilia Otero and Cordy (Danny) Gaona, both of Gallup, Frances Gutierrez of Tucumcari and Maria (Tony) Parras of Abilene, Texas; brothers, Roy Martinez of Albuquerque, Larry Martinez of Gallup, Eugene Martinez of Tucumcari, Tony (Jenny) Martinez of Fayetteville, Ark., and George (Liz) Martinez of Los Lunas; two brothers-in-law, Frank (Ortensia) Cordova of Lawton, Okla., and Jerry Cordova of Tucumcari; a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Ben) Aragon of Albuquerque; a mother-in-law,Vera Cordova of Tucumcari; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Rosary will be recited 6 p.m. today in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Leo Padget will officiate services. Geno Garcia, Robert Garcia, Gino Otero, Antonio Garcia, David Mardo, Rigoberto Marrufo Jr., Carlos Valverde and Chris Valverde will be pallbearers. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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