FRANCES WELCH MARTINEZ

Obituary
  • "To Eddie and Freddie and family , we are very sorry to hear..."
    - Don Fini

Frances Welch Martinez was born on January 18, 1932, in Fresno, CA, and peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones. Frances was a lifelong resident of Fresno. growing up in west Fresno, she attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She pursued a successful career in retail sales, retiring after 25 years as a credit supervisor at J.C. Penney. After retiring, Frances enjoyed gardening in her beautiful yard, traveling, and loved to have her family in her home enjoying her delicious Mexican dishes. Frances was preceded in death by Edward Martinez II, her beloved husband of 68 years. She is survived by her three sons, Eddie and wife Jacki, Danny and wife Teresa, Fred and wife JoAnn; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her loyal dog Pepper; her brother, Robert Welch; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces in Fresno, Arizona, and southern California. Family and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service at Belmont Memorial Park on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at Pardini's, 2257 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Fresno County SPCA; or .
Published in the Fresno Bee on Aug. 12, 2018
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