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Lydia Ruby (Fresquez) Martinez of Española

Lydia Ruby (Fresquez) Martinez, 80, a resident of Española formally of Leadville Colorado, passed on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.  She is preceded in death by her parents; Sotero and Anna Maria Fresquez; husband, Lee M. Martinez; children, Timothy Cochise, Rebecca Martinez; brothers and sisters and best friend Minnie Martinez.

Lydia was a very loving woman. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and traveling. In her younger years she was an amazing cook, providing amazing food for everyone who was hungry. She would always say “Don’t say Good bye, only see you later.”

Lydia is survived by her children; Theresa Fresquez Gurule, Linda Martinez, Beverly Martinez Windorski , Lea Ann Martinez Lopez (Amador), Anna Maria Martinez Bueno (Raymond Long); children she raised, Timothy Martinez, Santiago Martinez (Sara), Nico Martinez; siblings Sotero, Nino (Corinne), Martin Fresquez, and Anita Martinez (Joe); 17 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren plus 2 on the way. 

Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019 in the Sangre De Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home followed by a public visitation at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on February 23, 2019 in Leadville Colorado at the St. Josephs Holy Parish at 2 p.m. with burial to follow. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Michael Cano, Rick Orenday, Dominick Gutierrez, Carlos Madrid, Teddy Gurule, Vinnie Martinez, T.J. Martinez, Nico Martinez, Anthony Martinez, Santiago Martinez and Devin Gonzales. Honorary will be the grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

The family of Lydia Ruby (Fresquez) Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –

Jacobo Martinez, Jr. of Chimayo

Jacobo Martinez, Jr., 34, a resident of Chimayo, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacobo Martinez, Sr. and Edna Martinez; grandparents, Arlo Martinez, Sr., Cordilia I. Martinez; uncles, Victoriano Martinez, Zacharias Martinez, Sr. (Bambi), Arlo Martinez, Jr., Gilbert Martinez, Margarito Martinez and Maria Martinez who was like a daughter; like brothers, Hector Martinez and Zacarias Martinez, Jr.

Mr. Martinez is survived by his children, Jacob III, Jaclynne and their mother, Martina Pacheco, Neveah Martinez and her mother, Jasmine Moya; step-daughter, Aaliyah Otero; brothers and sisters, Angela Martinez, Michael, Tilo, Bernardo and John, CC, Ramoncita and Michelle Martinez, AJ Sandoval, Manuel Vigil, Gerald Dixon, Savannah Martinez; nephew, Julian and Nicholas Martinez; uncles, Michael Martinez (Eremita); aunts, Fatima Martinez and Maryanne Salazar; grandmother, Margaret P. Martinez; cousin, Jerome Martinez and other relatives and friends.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, with a burial to follow at La Puebla Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Michael, Tilo, Bernardo and John Martinez, Joshua Trujillo, Arlo David Martinez, Michael Padilla and Marvin Pacheco. Honorary pallbearers named are, Ramoncita, Savannah, Michelle and CC Martinez, Lucas Naranjo (Luke Dog), Aaron Scheuermann (Creeper), Jesse Moya, Ivan Moya, and Shawn Trujillo (Icon).

The family of Jacobo Martinez, Jr. has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –