Anita Martinez, 68 passed away in San Antonio on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. She was born in Poteet, Texas on October 21, 1952, to Matilde Sr. and Jesusa Martinez from Tilden Texas.
Aunt Annie as we all knew her, was a resident of McMullen County and graduated from McMullen High School. After graduation, she moved to San Antonio, Texas to attend college where she received her Associate's Degree. She then moved to Monahans, Texas where she lived for several years. Annie then went abroad to Germany where she lived for 10 years.
She managed the Headquarters Stars and Stripes Bookstore in Darmstadt, Germany. She assisted the Military Chaplain in Crailsheim, Germany with the Korean Church.
She returned to the United States and made her home residence in Monahans, Texas. She became the Clerk/Administrator for the Office of Juvenile Probation in Monahans. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas - Permian Basin.
Anita Martinez (Annie) pastored the Christian Assembly Church in Monahans, Texas. She made various missionary trips to visit orphanages in Chihuahua, Mexico. After retirement from Juvenile Probation, she moved back to her hometown of Tilden Texas to be closer to family. She also Pastored the Church of Harvest in Tilden Texas.
Anita (Annie) is survived by her brother Matilde Martinez Jr from Corpus Christi, sister Louisa Lee from Tilden, brother Felipe Martinez from Three Rivers, sister Celia Serrata from Tilden, sister Angelita Serrata from Killeen, and brother Arturo Martinez from Houston. She also was beloved by many nieces and nephews. She not only had her family but many friends who she loved and loved her. She was a mother to so many of her nieces and nephews.
Anita (Annie) was preceded in death by her parents Matilde Sr and Jesusa Martinez, brothers Luciano Martinez and Apolino (Paul) Martinez and sisters Sarah Gutierrez, Noemi Arisola, and Eva Villareal. She was also preceded in death by six nephews, Carlos Villareal, Andrew Gutierrez, Floyd James Lee, John Dale Lee, Frank Arisola Jr, Dominick Joshua Serrata.
Anita (Annie) will be missed by so many but she left a legacy of stories and laughter to all who met her.
Services for Anita are scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021, starting with visitation from 8:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a chapel service at 11:00 am, all at Hurley Funeral Home, located at 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton. Interment will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden, Texas.Read More