Longtime Delta resident Larry Martinez died Friday, April 5, 2019, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 70.
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 12, at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Inurnment with military honors by Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 will follow in Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Martinez was born June 16, 1948, in Del Norte to Julian and Mary (Herrera) Martinez. When he was young, the family moved to Hotchkiss, where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Navy.
His marriage to Veronica ended in divorce.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Delta Elks Lodge #1235. He enjoyed cooking, playing cards, especially poker, shooting pool and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Anthony Martinez and fiancée, Sine Doherty of Montrose, Anna (Billy) Myers of Severance, Michelle (Tad Heil) Hughes of Grand Junction, and Melissa (Bo) Morgan of Delta; ex-wife, Veronica Martinez of Delta; brothers, Delphine (Melanie) Martinez of Page, Ariz., and David (Sheila) Martinez of Raton, N.M.; sisters, Dorothy Davies of Montrose, Yolanda (Dean) Warren of Pueblo, Virginia Clark of Farmington, N.M., and Teresa (Ken) Volgamore of Eckert; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Mary Martinez; brothers, Julian, Celestino and Sam; and sister, Cassilda Christian.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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