Obituary: Joe A. Martinez of Española


Obituary: Joe A. Martinez of Española

JOE A. MARTINEZ, 59, a resident of Española, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 28, 2015. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Amadeo and Beneranda Martinez; maternal grandparents, Medardo and Francisquita Gonzalez; infant brother; step-son, Donald Gurule; paternal grandparents, Luis and Francisquita Martinez; aunts, Sadie Morfin, Adelina Martinez, Mary Madrid, uncle, Mariano Gonzalez, and Willie Martinez. Joe loved the Lord first and foremost. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Joe had an awesome sense of humor. He was giving and was willing to take the shirt of his back for anyone.

Joe also loved spending time with his grandson. His world was resounding yes for his grandson. He will be dearly missed by those who know and love him. May he rest in peace. Joe is survived by his sons, Joey Martinez and fiancé Philamina of Abiquiu, Amadeo Gurule (Crystal Martinez) of Espanola; grandchildren, Arcenio Gurule; Maria Lopez of Chimayo who was like a daughter to him, step-daughter, Melissa Serrano (Joseph) of Santa Fe; sisters, Frances Martinez (Rodger) of Hernandez, Rafelita Miera (Orlando) of Española; Nephews, Rodger Martinez (Jessica) of Chimayo, Jesse Martinez of Santa Fe, Patrick Miera of Española, Gabriel Miera of Española; great-nephews, Jeray Martinez, Nathaniel Martinez, Nolyn Martinez all of Chimayo, great-niece, Heavenly Martinez of Chimayo; aunts, Leonirez Chavez of Chili, Margie Gonzalez of Española, Felis Martinez of El Guache, Angie Serna of Albuquerque; maternal uncles, Walter Gonzales of Española, paternal uncles, Genaro Martinez of Reno, NV, Ted Martinez of Hernandez, his loving dog, Bubba Martinez, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services are pending at this time and will be posted as soon as they become available.

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