Edward Joseph Martinez
Edward Joseph Martinez, age 68, passed away June 1, 2021, after a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Abenilde Martinez, two brothers, Lionel and Val Martinez, his sister Gloria Gomez, and his son Angelo Martinez. Nephews Michael Martinez, David Martinez, Neal Martinez, and Eric Gomez.

He is survived by four sons, Andy Martinez of Bullhead City, AZ, David, Eddie, and Thane Martinez of Aztec, NM. He is also survived by five brothers, Herman Martinez of El Paso, TX, James (Marty) Martinez of Marysville, WA, Dino Martinez of Santa Fe, NM, and David and Orlando Martinez of Durango, CO, two sisters, Nancy Walker (Dan Gohn) of Ignacio, CO, and Florina Martinez of Montrose, CO, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Edward was born in Alcalde, NM, but lived most of his life in Durango and the surrounding area. He loved cooking and spent many years as a cook in different restaurants in Durango. He was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed Western novels and books about the Southwest. He loved watching old Western movies and listening to and collecting a variety of music. He also had a special touch in the garden.

Cremation has occured. Private services will be held at a later date.
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Published by The Durango Herald on Jul. 2, 2021.
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My deepest condolences to the Martinez family. May you rest in peace .
Sinfee
Work
July 12, 2021
our deepest sympathies to the martinez family. we are so very sorry for your loss.
john and lauren hartley
July 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Edward's family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.
Butch & Margaret Gomez & Family
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July 8, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Edward's family and loved ones.
Butch & Margaret Gomez & Family
Friend
July 8, 2021
My sympathies as well. Eddie was a natural leader and such fun to be with. Sorely miss him. God Bless.
Larry Wiseman
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July 5, 2021
My condolences to Eddie family. He will surely be miss
Becky Duran
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July 3, 2021
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