March 25th, 1925 - March 18th, 2016
Corina M. Martinez March 25, 1925 - March 18, 2016We say farewell to our beloved "Mom-O" beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-great grandmother. Corina passed away in the peace of her home with loving family by her side.She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Martin F. Martinez our beloved Pop-O, parents Alfredo D. Martinez and Lorenza Martinez, daughter Eloyda (Linda) Batista, grandson Steve Martinez and granddaughter Patricia Lash: Brothers Eloy A. Martinez, Alfredo Martinez and Sister Aurora Felix.Corina is survived by her sons; Martin A Martinez; Michael F Martinez, wife Wendy; Esteban Martinez, wife Carolyn; Daughters; Rosella Quintana and Elinora Martinez. Mom-O is also survived by Brothers: Juan Martinez, wife MaryJane, Joe "Jerry" Martinez, wife Louise, Leo Martinez, wife Rose Ellen, Jimmy Martinez, wife Florine; Sisters: Anita Aldeis, Norma Perry, husband Jim; Grandchildren: Gina Merchain husband Frank, Consuelo McCash, husband Aaron, Andrea Batista, fiancé Ronald Clement, Wendy Michelle (Weda) Prabhu, husband Raj, Shari Quintana, Allen Quintana, Sara Quintana, Tom Martinez wife Gail, Maria Humphrey, Jeanine Iverson, Andrea Reider and Ahna Graham; Great grandchildren: David Ryan, Nicholas Lash, Adam Merchain, Shantal Merchain, Logan McCash, Michael A. Batista, LoraAnn Lovato, husband Gilbert, Alyssa Quintana, Teresa Quintana, Jacob Quintana, Steven Martinez, Tomas Martinez, Amber Martinez, Bryahna Reider, Jaidynn Reider, Jordan Mucher, Sydney Mucher; Great, great grandchildren: Fabian Ryan, Felicia Ryan, Amaya Batista, Landyn Lovato and LileeAna Grace Lovato. Survivors include many other loved nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, great, great nieces and nephews, and cousins, in-laws and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.We will all miss her infections laughter (and there was so much laughter, always), her love of profanity (she was known as “Auntie Bad Word”), her great cooking, her amazing sense of humor, and her never ending unconditional love. She often gave us a hard time but always said it was to teach us to be strong in life. Perhaps now without her in our lives as well as without Pop-O, those lessons will come to fruition.Corina was born in Cerrillos NM and raised in Santa Fe. She married Martin F. Martinez in 1941. They first lived in Dawson NM and moved to Santa Fe in 1946 where she was a housewife and raised six children. As a wife of a World War II Veteran, she had great love and respect for our nation and all of our Veterans. She was an avid bowler and served as an officer of the Santa Fe Bowling Association. Corina had a love of gardening and taking road trips with her beloved Pop-O to see the family. The grandchildren will forever remember those infamous road trips; all packed in a station wagon! Those were the days. We are proud and honored, and most of all blessed to have had such a kind, strong, and colorful woman in our lives. For our family it is truly and sadly the end of an era. We have been blessed to have had these gifts in our lives and will forever hold her close in our hearts as we learn to live without the thread that stitched us together. The family would like to extend a VERY special THANK YOU to Elinora Martinez who spent the better part of her life devoted to the care and happiness of both Mom-O and Pop-O; additional thanks go out to family members LoraAnn Lovato, Andrea Batista, Michael Batista, Ronald Clement, Veronica "Carla" Martinez, Jacob Brito, Robert "Beto" Martinez and Carmela Aldeis,; to Presbyterian Hospice Services, to Dr. Kurt Kasteindeck, to staff at Christus St.Vincents; friends and other family members for their contributions in Mom-O's time of need.
Pallbearers are Grandsons; Tom Martinez, Allen Quintana, Raj Prabhu, Ronald Clement; Great Grandsons; Michael A Batista, Gilbert Lovato; Nephews; Jacob Brito, Robert "Beto" Martinez.A Viewing will be held Monday, March 28th at 5 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Rivera Family Funeral Home Kiva Chapel of Light. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Burial at the National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. followed by a reception at St. Anne’s Church, all are welcome.
P.S. Happy Birthday Mom-O!
|Date of Birth
||March 25th, 1925
|Date of Death
||March 18th, 2016