Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Elena (Helen) Martinez Berdoza of Roswell, New Mexico.
Mrs. Berdoza, 62, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
Fr. V J will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. A rosary will be Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace. Pallbearers are Carlos Jacob Martinez, Jesse Armendariz Jr., Estevan Martinez, Jaime Gonzales, Hector DeHoyos, Timothy Martinez and Guillermo Martinez.
Visitation will be at Our Lady of Grace Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Helen was born in Artesia, New Mexico on October 31, 1955 to Gil Martinez and Leonilda (Gonzales) Martinez. She was a lifelong Artesia resident until moving to Roswell in 2016.
Helen was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and worked as a C.N.A. for home health care. She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Helen is survived by her father Gil Martinez Sr. of Artesia; daughter Stephanie Cabral and husband Fernando of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons Alex Berdoza of Artesia, and Jenio Berdoza of Roswell; sister Linda DeHoyos and husband Hector of Artesia; brothers Gil Martinez Jr. and wife Mary and Steve Martinez and wife Pat both of Artesia, Alberto Martinez and wife Sonia of Carlsbad, N.M., Ruben Martinez of Florida, Anthony Martinez and wife Josie of El Paso, Texas, and Carlos Martinez of Roswell; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly father return your dear one back to you.. Jehovah who will remember every detail about your her will bring her back again ..
Manny P Herreraartesia, NM
OHHHHH, Moms I am so sorry We had no idea you were gone. The girls and I will miss you so very much. Thank you for all of the amazing memories from your house on Dallas. We will always love and miss you.. Love, Katie (D) Dakota (Double D) and Boogie.
Kenitra DerrickRoswell, NM
My cousin, friend,comadre, you have left us but you will always be in my heart and my thoughts, I thank God that our lives were shared. A lot to remember of you, you were a person with respect and kindness to all. You treated all like you wanted to be treated, you loved your family and gave all you possibly could. I'm positive that you were greeted by Christ , for he loves all who love like he does. Prayers for Uncle Gil and all your siblings, Alex, and rest of the family, let us rejoice for she is in a place with no pain and worries.
Irene CanalesEdinburg, TX
To My Family Martinez I give all of my love and condolences and prayers to each one of u. Not only was Helen my cousin but she was my the best person that came into my life. I will always remember the good times with her and always making me feel at home. There will never be another person so fun, kind , loving but most of all one who never judge anyone but loved them for who they were. And becuz of her I know one day I will see her again. R.I.P. Helen u will be so miss but forever in my heart! 😢❤❤😢
Cyndi DuranArtesia, NM
Helen, I can not believe you have been called so soon by our Lord, I will miss you and I will always cherish the wonderful times we spent together, I love you sister from another mother, God bless you and I know that heart of Gold has stopped beating, but you will never be forgotten and I know we will see each other in the next life, Rest in Peace my friend and may the Lord grant peace and serenity to all your family during this time of change, Peace and Love to all.
Guadalupe BecerraHagerman, NM
May the Lord bless and keep each one of you during this most difficult time. Lean on Him and know He loves you. We may not undrestand the whys but we trust that He does. Much love to all of you. Praying for you guys...
Frank, Alex, Stephanie and Jenio,
My sincere condolences to you all on your mother’s passing. My thoughts and meditations are with each of you during this time.
Jeremy AcostaLas Cruces, NM
My Darling Prima I'm going to miss your Beautiful Smile n the loveable hug you always gave me. I can't be there but our memories I'll cherish forever. To my Tio n Cousins I LOVE YOU ALL. I can't make it but trust you all are on my mind n my heart. My Deepest Condolences to all. Fly HIGH CUZ N TELL MY TIA N ALL OUR FAMILY THERE MISSED N I WILL SEE THEM SOON. LOVE YOUR CUZ SUZIE Q
Susan DuranAndrews, TX
Aunt Helen will be missed. Love to the family. We look forward to the time when death will be no more. Rev 21:3,4
Jorge ,Stephanie and Anabella VenzorMyrtle Beach, SC
Our condolences to the family of Helen, she will truly be missed she was a kindhearted person and always smiling...RIP