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Maria Rosa "Rosie" Martinez

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Maria Rosa "Rosie" Martinez, 66, a longtime resident of Tularosa, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Mrs. Martinez was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. She lived in Tularosa over 30 years and was retired from the Mescalero High School Cafeteria.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years E. M. "Pilo" Martinez of the family home; three daughters, Lupe Martinez of Tularosa, Angela Martinez of Bent and Maria Martinez of Wichita Falls; one grandson Michael Martinez of Tularosa; her mother Rosa Keeme of Tempe, Ariz.; three brothers, Chicho Keeme, Alfred Keeme, and Beto Keeme, all of Tempe; a sister Trini Johnson of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A vigil service will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa with the Rosary to be recited by Mrs. Dolores Otero.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Father John Peterson, O.F.M. as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Narcizo Keeme, Alfredo Keeme, Humberto Keeme, Everette Keeme, Danial Carrillo and Michael Martinez.
Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 24, 2007 to Jan. 6, 2008
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