Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 23 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Eugenio Martinez of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Martinez, 83, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at Artesia General Hospital Emergency Room.
Fr. Vijay will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Dave, Matthew, Michael, Eric, Steven, Jacob, and Anthony Martinez.
A rosary will be recited Friday at 9:30 at Our Lady of Grace.
Eugenio was born November 24, 1934 in Ruidosa, Texas to Leon and Teresa (Ornales) Martinez. He moved to Artesia as a young boy.
On October 22, 1955 he was married to Socorro Salcido in Artesia.
He worked for 30 years for Artesia Compress and made it a point to retire the day he turned 62. Eugenio was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman including hunting, fishing, and shooting. Eugenio enjoyed meeting people and loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, 4 grandsons, two brothers, and a sister.
Eugenio is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Socorro of the family home; daughter Nora Bustamante and husband Jim of Artesia; sons David Martinez and wife Susan of Roswell, N.M., Eugene Martinez and wife Michelle, Israel Martinez and Martin Martinez all of Artesia; brothers Hector, Lolo, Octavio, and Ruben Martinez; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Praying for God's comfort and guidance for all of you.
Karla ChavezArtesia, NM
Condolences to the family you will be in our thoughts and prayers
Raul and Lorrene Rodriguez
Raul RodriguezArtesia, NM
Thoughts and Prayers to everyone. May God bless you all, in this time of need.
Heather PrideCarlsbad, NM