PUEBLO — Marie Valdez Martinez, 92, died Aug. 31, 2012, at Pueblo.
She was born Feb. 17, 1920 at Los Valdeses (Seven Mile Plaza), Colo.
Marie was raised in the San Luis Valley, moved to San Mateo, Calif., and then returned to Pueblo with her husband, Raymond.
Marie and Ray led a life of service to others, beginning with their own family of adopted and foster children and extending to their church, whether in Monte Vista and Pueblo, or in San Mateo, Calif. They were especially committed to carrying the message of Christ to the sick.
Marie will be remembered for her love and her acute sense of humor and wit.
She lived her last four years at Legacy Commons Assisted Living at Pueblo West and at University Park Care Center, Pueblo.
Her parents, Carlos Borromeo Valdez and Estrella Trujillo Valdez; husband, Raymond Martinez; brother, Herman Valdez; infant sisters, Josephine and Jane; son, Reginald Martinez and daughter, Rosemarie Martinez, Preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Thomas; grandchildren , Julian (Maria ) Martinez and Syed Bairfield; nephews and niece, Carl (Gretchen) Valdez, Jerry Valdez and Carol Kinn; great-grandchildren and extended family, Isabel and Paul Pacheco of Monte Vista, their daughters Christie Martin and Natalie Martinez, and their children in Pueblo.
Burial and final commendation was on Sept. 6, 2012 at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.
Memorials may be made to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo.