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Miguel P. Martinez

1921 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Miguel P. Martinez Obituary
Martinez, Miguel P. "Mitch"

Age 94, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Socorro, NM on December 28, 1921, to Juan M. and Zenaida (Peralta) Martinez. Miguel was a very gentle and kind man and very devoted to his family. He was strong in his faith and served as lector at church. Miguel enjoyed working in his garden and he loved to fish. He worked for Sandia National Labs for 10 years, as a dispatcher for the New Mexico State Police for 27 years and then for the City of Socorro as a dispatcher before retiring in 2000. He also served as Socorro County deputy clerk for several years. Miguel ventured out at age 17, where he worked at the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked building fences along the Sandia Mountains and the Bosque del Apache. Miguel was in the Army Air Corps during World War II where he served as a ball turret gunner on a B17 bomber. He courageously completed 17 missions, on the 18th mission his plane caught fire and he had to bail out. Miguel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Michael Martinez.

Miguel is survived by his wife of 69 years, Vivi Trujeque Martinez; his daughter, Margie (Xavier) Ortiz; grandchildren, Tony (Francine) Martinez, Pete (Sandra) Martinez, Karen (Brian) Lucero, Julie (Ken) La Fortune, Angela (Charles) Ortiz, and Victoria (Melisa) Ortiz; great grandchildren, Briana Martinez, Clinton (Zaira) Martinez, Anthony Dimas, Myrannda Dimas, Andre Martinez, Emily La Fortune and Jerrick Montoya; great great grandchildren, Marcus, Ethan and Hailey Martinez, and Iyanna and Alejandro Espino; brother, Juan Martinez; nephew Orlando (Genivive) Martinez; and many more nieces and nephews.

The Holy Rosary will be recited on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 am at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino, Socorro with the Mass of Resurrection to follow at 10:30 am. Father Edgar Sanchez as Celebrant. Pallbearers will be Victoria Ortiz and Tony Martinez. " And it is in dying that we are born to eternal Life."

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 16, 2016
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