Catherine Jacobson Martinez was born in Tucson on November 14, 1934. She passed away peacefully on May 3, 2014. Preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, Mel Martinez, and her parents, Ted and Emelia Jacobson. Survived by her sister, Evelyn Gomez; son, Manny Martinez (Sandy); daughter, Anna Marie Martinez; grandchildren, Crystal Martinez, Jeff and Lindsay Dauenhauer and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Before retiring, Cathy worked at TEP for 32 years developing close and lasting friendships with her coworkers. She was caring, compassionate and loved by all who knew her. Cathy cherished her family, was an outstanding cook, (especially tamales) and enjoyed dancing with Mel. We will miss her "million dollar smile", sense of humor, and listening to her giggle with Evelyn on the couch. Visitation is Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., with a Service at 3:30 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 204 S. Stone Avenue. May you rest in peace sweet mama.
Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary - Tucson
204 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 11, 2014