JOE F. MARTINEZ Joe F. Martinez, 92, a lifelong resident of Los Pachecos, was carried to God late in the evening of Friday, September 13, 2013. Joe was a veteran of World War II, traveling through France, Germany and the U.S. He was a truck driver, school bus driver and also retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He, along with his wife, Frances, took great pride in caring for St. Anne's Catholic Church in Los Pachecos, always making sure it was ready for any occasion. For many years he was a member of the Rondalla choir. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; father, Juan Estevan Martinez; his mother, Sylviana Medina; step-father, Antonio Medina; brother, Juan E. Martinez; sisters: Sofia Diaz and husband Pete, Mary Medina; brother, Alfonso Medina; sisters-in-law: Josephine Medina and husband Pete, Irene Silva and husband Benito; brothers-in-law: Edward Medina and wife Aurora, Camilo Medina Jr.; father-in-law, Camilo E. Medina and wife Trinidad; daughter-in-law, Martha Mae Martinez; grandson Miguel Camilo Martinez. Joe is survived by his sons: Michael and wife Judy, James and partner Walter Nolting; grandson he raised as a son, Miguel and companion Larissa; grandson, Joe Martinez and wife Kris; granddaughter Juliette Martinez; great grandchildrenl: Brandon, Bryson, Megan, Ethan, and Angelica; sister, Lorraine Martinez and husband Gilbert; brother, Ross Medina and wife Teresita; sisters-in-law: Lizzie Medina and Anita Martinez; and numerous nephews and nieces near and dear to his heart. Carrying Joe to his final resting place will be: Michael, James, Miguel and Joe Martinez, Walter Nolting and his godson, Walter Medina. Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Alcalde with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. also at the St. Anne's Catholic Church in Alcalde. Burial to follow at 12:45 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family of Joe Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espaï¿½ola Valley. 505-747-7477 - www.devargasfuneral.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900