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Augustine J. Martinez

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Augustine J. Martinez Age 91, of Espanola, NM passed away on October 24, 2012. He was born on May 21, 1921 in El Guache, NM to Andreita and Tomas and married Teresita Garcia in October of 1944 in Santa Fe. Augustine is preceded in death by his parents Tomas and Andreita Martinez; brothers J.D. Martinez, Jose Pat Martinez, Tony Martinez, Paul Martinez, Joe Martinez, sister Adelina Sanchez, son David Martinez, grandson Estevan Martinez and granddaughter Patricia Martinez. He is survived by his wife Teresita and son Donald of Espanola, daughter MaryBeth Vigil and husband Pete of Albuquerque; sons Martin Geraldo and wife Gloria; John and partner Chenee; sister Annie Urban; granddaughters Andrea, Reina, Angela; great granddaughters Lucia, Liliana and Holly; sisters-in-law Mae and Gen Martinez; daughter-in-law Barbara. Augustine served in the Army Air Corp WWII, Teamster with Zia Corp at Los Alamos Labs, American Legion, and was a Democratic Candidate for Probate Judge. He also served on the State of New Mexico Employment Security Division Board and the Alcohol Beverage Control Board under Governors Jerry Apodaca and Tony Anaya. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 starting at 6:00pm at the Rivera Family Funeral Home Chapel in Espanola with a rosary to follow at 7:00pm. A mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz followed by a reception at 12:30pm at the Eagles Club. Interment will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:45am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers: Grandsons Martin and Juanito Martinez, Jeff Diaz, great grandsons: Daniel and Jacob Nevarez; nephew J.D. Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers: Grandson Tomas Martinez, great grandsons: David Gallegos, Matthew Nevarez, Adam and Carlos Martinez; Brian Martinez, Chris Carabajal and Danny Nevarez. Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory 305 Calle Salazar, Espanola, NM 87532 Phone: (505)753-2288 or toll free (800)443-4854 Fax: (505) 753-5500 riverafamilyfuneralhome.com

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