Former Alamosa resident, Peter Martinez passed away February 20, 2021. He was born October 7, 1957, to Margarito and Juanita (Atencio) Martinez in Gilman, Colo.. He was raised in San Antonio, Colo. and graduated from Antonito High School in 1975. Peter worked as a miner, in construction and was a solar panel installer. Peter enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, family gatherings, and watching his grandchildren play sports.
In 2012, Peter and Gerry moved to Strasburg, Colo. to be closer to their family.
He is survived by his wife Gerry, daughter Erika and son-in-law Dennis Messer. Peter was the proud grandpa to Justin (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Madisyn, Rocco, and Maggie Messer (Byers, Colo.).
He also leaves behind his dog Millie. Peter was the 5th of 12 siblings. Loyd a and Leo Flores (Alamosa, Colo.), Evelyn and Bobby Trujillo (Canon City, Colo.), Lorene and J.C. Quintana (Antonito, Colo.), Joseph Martinez(deceased), Janet (deceased) Alan De Herrera (Alamosa, Colo.), Debbie and Sal Casias (Florida), Brenda and Andrew De Herrera (Lakewood, Colo.), Frances Lindsay (Florida), Lucas and Della Martinez (Monte Vista, Colo.), Jessie(deceased), Lisa Martinez (Romeo, Colo.), and Lisa Mendez (Lakewood, Colo.). He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his infant son Jacob, his parents Margarito and Juanita, his brother-in law Julian Johnson, his nephews Francisco and Lucas Casias, and Jesse Flores, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Adrian and Mishi Rivera, and a sister-in-law Elizabeth Atencio.
Parker Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Mass will be May 22, 2021 at Our Lady ofThe Plains Byers, Colo.