Mrs. Martinez was born April 13, 1926, to Jose and Marcella Romero Rincon. She married Federico Martinez on Jan. 26, 1957, in Beeville. She worked as a presser at Nuway Cleaners in 1965 for 10 years, then beginning in 1981 at Bee Cleaners for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; a son, Rene Martinez; two sisters, Rosa Aguirre and Tomasa Rincon; and an aunt, Francisca R. Villafranco.
Survivors include a daughter, Rachel (Daniel Campos) Gutierrez of Beeville; a brother, Jose (Isabel) Rincon of Houston.; two grandsons, John “Sapo” Gutierrez and Jason Gutierrez; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be held at 7 o’clock that evening.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Richard Gonzales officiating. Interment followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers were Lee Arredondo, Ernest Flores, Oscar Zambrano, Balde Gutierrez, Victor Ortiz and Robert Arrisola.
Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Albert White, John Gutierrez Sr., Karen Hadden, Margie Benitez, Jennifer Lopez, and the staff and residents of BCAA and Woodridge Nursing Home.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel