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JAKE MARTINEZ

JAKE MARTINEZ "Jake the Barber" JAKE MARTINEZ "Jake the Barber", 89, a lifelong resident of Española was born on September 27, 1923 and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 8, 2012. He was preceded in death by his little brother, Jose Pedro; father, Pedro; beloved mother, Fedelina Vigil Martinez; sister, Lucy; brother, Ignacio; father-in-law, Pedro Gomez and mother-in-law, Leandra Montoya Gomez. Jake is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Lydia; his loving daughter, Elaine Lucero and her husband Dr. Dennis Lucero; devoted son, Jake Martinez; grandchildren: Tom Lucero and Heather Lucero of New York; great grandchildren: Taylor and Lily; his loving caregiver, Elia Diaz and her husband Jorge; sister, Aggie Trujillo and her husband Anselmo; brothers-in-law, Pete Gomez and wife Lucille, Gus Gomez and wife Charlotte; sisters-in-law, Frances Quintana, Viola Salazar and husband Henry; Flora Martinez and husband Leo and Helen Gomez of Mcallen, Texas. Jake had many close nieces, nephews and friends. Ms. Lucille Valdez was a devoted friend. The Martinez family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Murray Ryan, his physician for many years. Joseph Martinez who assisted Jake and Lydia during their time of need. Much gratitude to Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque for the time they spent working with our husband and father. Finally, Ambercare Hospice and their staff for making Jake's last days very special. Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Española. Burial to follow at 12:45 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family of Jake Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com


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