OBITUARY

Emily Martinez Ibarra

November 7, 1963April 30, 2021

Emily Martinez Ibarra Emily was born Emilia Martinez Gallardo, on November 7, 1963, to parents Frances Rios Martinez and Jose Guadalupe Gallardo. She is survived by her loving husband Agustin, four children Ofelia, Agustin Jr., Mercedes and Moises, as well as, Kayleigh and Elijah. She also blessed with her two grand- babies Emilia and Saylor, as well as, her bonus babies, Antonio, Alexander, Benson, and Xclynn. Her sisters Frances, Rosa, and Rosario, nieces, Xcina, Berlin, Alexa, Cathy, Emma, Elisa. And nephew Sonny. She was born in Artesia, California and raised in Norwalk California, where she lived until the age of 19. Emily, or Mollie, as most of the family called her, grew up in the barrio, where life was not always easy but she was a piece of sunshine and happiness, which is where she got her childhood nickname, "La Happy." She was a friend to most, but if you messed with her baby sister Fran, you will not be met with her usual happy go lucky self. Growing up, La Happy, La Happy, was involved in many fights, she was always protecting her little sis from anyone and everyone, no matter who it was, even up until the day she died, she was her sister's keeper and loved her very much. At the age of 19, Emily alongside her Mother, moved out to Mira Loma. She worked many jobs for a couple a years, and in 1986, she met Augustin. From stories she would tell her kids, she could not stand him, she would always tell us the story of when she would go to baseball with her cousin Rochelle and he would be there. She would say that he would always try to do tricks and flips to catch her attention. Well, it all must have worked because she fell head over heels and married Auggie. On December 26, 1989, they welcomed their first child together, Ofelia. As the years, when on they welcomed Jr, Mercy, and the biggest surprise of them all, Mo. Emily's kids were her whole life's happiness. She loved and adored them, she had her own special bond with each of them and always gave them the world. She hauled them around in her Excursion everywhere, from school, work, Disneyland, baseball, to weekend visits in Norwalk, all while blasting her oldies. She was also a caretaker to her mom and Tia Dorothy, whom lived many years with her and her family until the day that they both passed. Emily worked many jobs through-out her life but her favorite was always working for the school district, where she would work in special education. She worked until she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012. She fought the disease and was in remission for many years. However, with the cancer came many other health problems, such as kidney disease, which caused her to take on dialysis. She never complained or asked, Why me, she took it all. Emily was the ultimate worrier and the most fearless woman. The most important thing about Emily and her most beautiful thing about her was her personality. She was a friend to all, she made everyone feel special. She had a smile that could light up a room, at every party, store, any place she was at, she knew someone and everybody would want to say hi. At family parties everyone would joke that you have to take a number just to say hi to her. Emily, will be sorely missed by her loved ones and friends. May you continue and shineon and watch over us all. We Love you.

Services

18 May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary

11715 Cedar Ave
Bloomington, CA 92316

Memories

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Ashley Pieson

May 15, 2021

I thank god all the time for sophomore year of high when I became best friends with Mercy because that same time I got Emily as a second mom. I will forever be your Pansa eating all your food!You use to always say the song Big Green Tracker made you think of me and now I’ll always think of you when I heard it and I’ll still sing it loud and proud for you. Thank you for all the deep talks, the laughs, and most importantly the love you gave me. I love you always💕

Alexa Santana

May 15, 2021

You were my Second Mom. You took me in when my family would dump me off at your house, I’ll always remember running into yours and Papa Pelon’s arms happily. You used to treat me like your own. I have too many memories to place in one small box. But today when I was driving, I pictured you in my passenger seat smiling with the windows down listening to music with me and Xander. I know you’re at peace. And happy. You will forever be my Mama Molie. You will remain in my heart and mind forever. It’s so hard to say goodbye. The hardest. I love you Mama Molie. My angel.

Stacy Cabral

May 15, 2021

I remember her always telling me, “I remember where I first met you I didn’t like you!” Then she would go through the entire reasoning behind it! I loved her so much! I know she loved me and my kiddos too! She was so full of love, compassion, and a feisty attitude! She will always have a special place in my heart!

Desire Cabral

May 15, 2021

I remember always being excited for Easter and hunting for all the eggs that had black licorice in them because my Tia Mollie was the only one that liked them! She would always slide me a dollar and give me a wink each time I brought her a new egg! I will love and miss you Tia Mollie <3

Steven Gomez

May 15, 2021

I remember for my birthday she would always send me a message saying "I hear someone has a birthday today. Happy birthday handsome." She never forgot and she always had a great big hug to send my way.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY