Obituary: Emmanuel Martinez Of Velarde


Obituary: Emmanuel Martinez Of Velarde

Emmanuel Gerard Martinez, 50, passed away at his home in Velarde, New Mexico, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Emmanuel was born to Corrine Bustos Martinez and Ricardo Samuel Martinez on April 12, 1965. He was preceded in death by his parents, Corrine and Ricardo; his wife, Yvette Martinez, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.

He is survived by his siblings, Gloria Valdez and children Trisha, Ronnie and Paige, Bob and Sandra Chavez and children Jaclyn and Leandra, Marvin Martinez, Richard and Kathleen Martinez and children Alana and Amanda. Emmanuel is Amanda’s Godfather. Emmanuel is also survived by two aunts, one uncle, several cousins; in-laws and numerous friends.

To all who survive Emmanuel, a special Thank You is extended for your prayers, condolences and well wishes. Emmanuel’s life was filled with many trials and tribulations, many challenges and successes. He completed all his primary education through the Espanola Public School system, graduated from the Espanola Valley High School, then he attended and completed some coursework at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Emmanuel and Yvette returned to Northern New Mexico, were married on August 4, 1989, lived for a couple of years in the Española area, and settled in Velarde. Emmanuel worked for some medium- and large-sized conglomerates, his most current was with Hilton World Wide. When he was working, he worked diligently, and when he was relaxing, he relaxed really well. Emmanuel had a big heart, was for the most part, generous, and he truly enjoyed life; however, for the last two years, he missed Yvette, his wife and companion of at least 24 years.

Emmanuel will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A rosary will be recited on Monday August 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz with a memorial mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.


The family of Emmanuel Gerard Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.