Our Dad, Raymond E. Martinez was born on August 16, 1935 in San Luis, Colorado. Dad had many aliases and was known as: Pearson, Tooli, Kojak, and Nanita. Dad loved the Lord and had a mural placed on the hood of his car. Many times, our Dad kissed the hood of his car which demonstrated his love for the Lord. Dad loved to visit with friends and family and was a regular at the Alamosa McDonald’s restaurant on most mornings. He loved to drive friends to casinos, doctor appointments, and to drive friends to grocery stores. Our Dad loved to gamble, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Dad loved us, his children, but he enjoyed being a bachelor and he lived as a bachelor for 30 years and our Dad had a thing for cars, and as long as we can remember he wanted to buy a newer car every two years, he would shine his newly acquired car and pampered it, soon though, he would search for something new and different. We will always remember our Dad for his sense of humor, he was always happy, giving and fun to be around. Those that knew our Dad will remember him as one who loved to eat fried potatoes. He could eat fried potatoes at every meal and every day. We loved our Dad dearly and will miss his phone calls and miss his friendship, his love and laughter. We love you Dad. Rest in Peace, our beloved Dad.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Juan and Natividad Martinez, brother, Henry Martinez, sister; Mary Cordova, sister; Annie, half-brothers; Adelmo, Abel, Pete, and Joe Martinez. Half-sisters; Eva Maes and step-sister, Laura Galvan.
Dad is survived by his children; Raymond D. Martinez, Peggy Ann Martinez-Rael, Frank Martinez, and Steve Martinez. He is survived by his sister, Susie Vialpando (Joe) and Mary Martinez; ex-wife and the mother of his children. Grandchildren are, Stephanie Martinez and Andrew-Rex Rael. Great grand-children are; Alexis, Marisol, Luciana, Esmeralda Martinez. He is survived by his step-brother, Richard Galvan and half-brother, Dave Martinez. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1-5 PM at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. The care of arrangements have been placed in the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.