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.