Mass of Christian Burial for Timothy S. Martinez was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado, with Father Henry Wertin officiating. A Rosary/Scripture service was held at 9:30 a.m., also at the church. Interment took place at 11 a.m. at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Military rites were provided by VFW Post #2411 and American Legion District #1 Post #6.
Timothy Steven Martinez was born to Margarito and Ramona (Sanchez) Martinez on Oct. 17, 1951, in Las Animas, Colorado, and passed away on Jan. 5, 2017, in Englewood, Colorado, at the age of 65.
Timothy enjoyed swimming, fishing, attending sporting events of family members, and loved watching the Denver Broncos and all outdoor activities. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and treasured the time he spent with all his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Maes) Martinez of Las Animas, Colorado; children, Melissa (J.J. Duran) Martinez, Timothy (Jamie) Martinez, both of Las Animas, Colorado; siblings, Fred Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mary Ann Ramirez of Las Animas, Colorado, Laura (Shone) Salas of Ordway, Colorado, Juanita (Greg) Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado; and four grandchildren, Darius Baca, Damien Baca, Allyssa Martinez and Myah Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Ramona (Sanchez) Martinez; brother, Joe Lee Martinez and four infant siblings, Harold, Pete, Eddie and Janie Laura.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, in care of, Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.
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