Geraldine ‘Geri’ Martinez

Longtime Valley resident Geraldine “Geri” Martinez, 58, passed away on Feb. 19, 2023. She was born on Oct. 10, 1964, in La Jara, Colo., to Samuel Leonard and Erna Lorraine (Mares) Martinez. She married Levi Silva on June 22, 2016.

Geri received her Certified Nurses Aide License and spent over 20 years helping others. She had a passion for service to others and was a loving, caring and kind woman. She cherished time with her family, especially her grandchildren and time with her son David. She also found joy in cooking and shopping and had a love for peppermint candies.

Geri is survived by her children, Samantha (Yovani, Sr.) Recinos, Francisco (Nancy) Cordova, David Palomar and Nicole (Arthur) Arellano, her grandchildren, Yovani Recinos, Jr., Ranferi Recinos, Levy Recinos, Diego Recinos, Ceasar Cordova, Nai’eli Mahan, James Mahan and AriaLeigh Geraldine Arellano and Horacio Lizma, her sisters, Alice Martinez and Becky Martinez, her nieces and nephews, Carlos Morales, Andrea Trevizo, Jose Escobar and Lourdes Martinez as well as numerous other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Carmen Escobar.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, at the United Church of La Jara. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. all at the church in La Jara. Interment will follow services. To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.