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Oralia Martinez passed away peacefully at her home in Aztec and was called by the Lord to his Heavenly home September 22, 2022. Oralia was 90 years old, the third child of six children born to Ubaldo Madrid Sr. and Versa Montano Madrid in Blanco, New Mexico she married her husband Joe E. Martinez, and of that union six children were born. She enjoyed growing up on the farm, and still recalled vivid wonderful memories of those days, her siblings, school, friends, and the nuns who taught her. She had asthma as a child, so she worked inside the home a lot, while the others worked outside in the fields/gardens. After everyone left home, she decided to go to work, and that was a big step. She was employed, helping take care of the disabled in Aztec, then went to work at the Senior Citizens Center, Aztec, which she dearly loved doing, meeting people, interacting wither her workmates and enjoying her independent life. Most of all being a devout Catholic, she prayed daily and was a great example to her children and grandchildren. Her eyes lit up when she saw her grandchildren, from the oldest to the youngest, they gave her great joy. She was preceded in death by husband, Joe E. Martinez, parents, sisters, Perfie Pino(Tim), Maggie Serna (Ignacio), Brother Ubaldo Jr.(Edna) and sister Olivia Le Blanc (Norman) Oralia is survived by her 6 children, Dolores Martinez, Jo Serrano (Leroy), Shirley Mihecoby (Mike), Gloria Milam (David), Johnny (Verna), and Linda Martinez Cevallos, as well as her two brothers, Pete Madrid (Lorraine) and Press Herrera. Oralia leaves behind also, her beautiful 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank friends, neighbors, caretakers, lots of prayers, and all who helped make her life memorable. Thanks to all agencies who were involved in mom’s care, health matters, and Basin Home Health and Hospice who respectfully cared for Oralia, and supported the family in these times. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Provided by the Serenity Group/Cope Memorial Chapel. Friday October 7th. Rosary 10:00 AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM will take place at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Blanco. Inurnment of cremains immediately following at Blanco cemetery. A meal will be served to all at Parish hall. Thank you.

Posted online on October 04, 2022

Published in The Farmington Daily Times