Josefa Martinez (1924 - 2014)

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    - Mary Bernadette-Brockman
  • "My deepest condolences to the Martinez family. I thank God..."
    - Maria Guadalupe Ortiz- Olague
  • "My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Martinez Family,..."
    - Leandra Varela
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    - Elizabeth Tyler
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    - Danny& Alma Dominguez &fam.


Josefa Martinez

Josefa Martinez, 90, entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, April 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 19, 1924.

She was a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista Del Sur.

Josefa was preceded in death by her loving husband, Santos Martinez.

She is survived by her daughters, Maria G. Martinez of Salinas, Alicia (Raymond) Guerra of Salinas, Maria Aleman of Salinas, Blanca (Salomon) Dominguez Salinas, Rebecca Martinez of Gonzales, Juanita Martinez of Salinas; sons, Raul Martinez of Cottonwood, AZ, Jose S. (Lourdes) Martinez of Edinburg, TX, Roque (Maria) Martinez of Gilroy; sister, Atoche Rodriguez of Monterey Nuevo Leon; 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.

Evening service will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Celebration of Life will be held Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.

Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

For more information and to share a memory, visit

Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311
Published in The Salinas Californian on Apr. 5, 2014
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