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Isabel V. Martinez

April 30, 1932 — September 10, 2014

Isabel (Velasquez) Martinez, age 82 of Santa Rosa, NM was born April 30, 1932 to the home of Aurelia and Hilario Velasquez in Dilia, New Mexico. She passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her son's home in Albuquerque following an illness. Isabel attended schools in Santa Rosa, New Mexico where she met Eli A. Martinez, they were married in 1959 in Vaughn, New Mexico. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, she was an Avon salesperson for many years, worked at Teeters, Fashion Fantasy Department Stores and enjoyed going to garage sales. She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Isabel is preceded in death by her parents Aurelia and Hilario Velasquez, husband Eli, sisters Carmen Chavez and Marcella Padilla, brothers Alex Velasquez, Pat Velasquez and a nephew raised as a brother Alfred Velasquez. Survivors include two sons Richard and pet BlackJack, Melvin and wife DiAnna, grandchildren June (Antonio), Yvette and Jesse, great-grandchildren Santiago, Antonio Jr., Zoey and Cristoval. Surviving siblings are Emeterio (Terry) Velasquez, Marilyn (Pat) Gallegos, Hilario (Mildred) Velasquez Jr., Max (Gabby) Velasquez, Dolores (David) Cordova, and two sister-in-laws, Maria Velasquez and Patsy Velasquez Archibeque. Also surviving are numerous nephews and nieces. A rosary will be recited at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, NM at 10am Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by the funeral Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Visitation hours will be Thursday from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home. All services are entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, NM. (575) 472-3369. To place an online tribute sign the guest book, go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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