Mary C. Martinez, 83, of Brighton, passed away April 30, 2013, at her home. She was born March 22, 1930, in Des Moines, N.M., to Antonio Chavez and Simonita Vigil. She attended school in Brighton and married Sirio (Johnny) Martinez on March 14, 1950. Mary was a lifelong resident of Brighton where she and Sirio raised their family.
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She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and had a deep faith in her religion and her family. She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family, especially her son, Randy.
Mary is survived by her sons, Dean (Judi) Martinez of Brighton, Michael (Josie) Martinez of Berlin, NJ and Randy Martinez of Brighton; daughters, Judy (Vic) Smith and Janice Martinez of Brighton; daughter-in-law, Jo Jo Martinez of Denver; sisters, Mary Baeza and Ernestine Castaneda of Denver; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sirio Martinez; daughter, Sandra Martinez-Ibarra; son, Albert Martinez and grandson, David Martinez.
Rosary service and visitation were May 7 at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area 'B'.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to: Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice, 390 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Tabor Rice Funeral Home
75 S. 13th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
Published in Brighton Standard Blade from May 8 to May 14, 2013