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Adrian Martinez
December 30, 1925  -  May 16, 2017


Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Jose Adrian Reyes Martinez of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Martinez died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.

Bishop Scott Webster will officiate at the services with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dylon Fierro, Victor F. Madrid, Victor N. Madrid, Miguel Martinez, Jr., Selenhongva McDonald, and Daniel Rodriguez, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons.

Visitation will be held at the Terpening & Son Mortuary Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Adrian was born December 30, 1925, in Penon Blanco, Durango, Mexico to Adrian Martinez and Luciana (Reyes) Martinez. He was a long-time Artesia resident after moving here in 1946 from Mexico.

In January of 1975, he married Mary Fuentes in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Adrian worked as a farm laborer until he retired at the age of 82 years old. He was a member of the Artesia Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed gardening, welding, and loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Miguel Martinez Reyes, and Rafael Martinez Reyes; and sisters Macrina Nava, Esparanza Martinez Reyes, Enriqueta Nava, Maria Martinez Reyes, and Guadalupe Castro.

Adrian is survived by his wife Mary of the family home; sons Adrian Martinez, Jr., Herman Martinez and Teri Jimenez, Miguel Martinez and wife Shelly, and Roger Martinez all of Artesia; grandchildren Kyla Fierro, Kali Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Jr., Kara Martinez, Joseph, Michael, Bryan, Cassandra, Miranda, Michelle, and Jasmine; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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