Maria E. 'Mary' Martinez

Maria E. "Mary" Martinez

Sep 27, 1920 - Apr 16, 2012
Funeral services for Maria E. “Mary” Martinez, 91, will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church with Father Demetrio Penascozo officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thurs. April 19, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the donor’s choice in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Mary died April 16, 2012 at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton, WY.

She was born September 27, 1920 in Mora, New Mexico, daughter of Juan P. and Eugenia (Vargas) Montoya.

Mary moved to Riverton in 1936 with her family and attended the Riverton schools.

On December 2, 1939, she married Eualio “Eddie” Martinez in Riverton.

Mary was a supervisor over Laundry Services at Riverton Memorial Hospital for over 20 years before retiring in 1981.

Her family says that Mary enjoyed embroidery, and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren and following them in their sporting events.

Survivors include her sons, Lee Martinez and his wife, Pamela of Riverton, John Martinez and his wife, Marlene of Riverton; 2 daughters, Josie Meekins and her husband, Harry of Riverton, and Esther Manzanares and her husband, Leroy of Riverton, brother, Sam Montoya and his wife, Carlida of Kearns, Utah and sister, Emily Murphy of Rapid City, SD, 15 grandchildren, 39 great grand children and 20 great, great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eddie in 1979, brothers, John, Conrad, Albert, and Joe Montoya, sister, Rosie Perea, grandson, James Douglas Manzanares, granddaughter, Samantha Meekins, granddaughter, Gina Marie Althoff, great granddaughter, Kayla Martinez and great, great grandson, Kota James Martinez.

On-line condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, WY.