Sandy Martinez

April 28, 1932September 30, 2020

Ola “Sandy” Martinez April 28, 1932 – September 30, 2020 Loving Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Nana and Tia

Sandy passed away peacefully on the morning of September 30th after battling Parkinson’s Disease and diabetes.

She was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and moved to California at age 18. She made a life for herself in San Diego and then East County. Upon arriving in San Diego she worked at a bakery for a few years where she met her future husband Ernie. They married in 1952 and after the birth of their oldest child she began her life as a homemaker. She worked tirelessly to provide for her children and husband. Sandy and Ernie prided themselves on being homeowners in the home they built. She enjoyed singing Christian hymns, attending church, reading the Bible, was an avid reader and loved spending quality time with her kids, grandkids, and family friends. She was also a fan of watching professional bowling and of TV shows like the Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, Touched by an Angel, Wheel of Fortune, and Charles Stanley.

She is survived by son Anthony (wife Kim, granddaughter Cassidy, grandsons Tony, Micah & Corbin), daughter Elaine, son Vinnie, son Jason (wife Angie, granddaughter Lily and grandson Sam), great grandchildren Manny, Nikki, and Jaylin, as well as her sister Norene and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernie, son Ernest Marc, brother JD, and mother Josie.

She lived a Christ focused life, always lent a helping hand to those less fortunate and was at her happiest when surrounded by her kids and family.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Mary Lou Garcia

October 9, 2020

Mrs. Martinez took me to some of my first bible studies at 5 years old and included me in different Christ-centered programs in my childhood. In high school, I spent much time eating Mr. Martinez’s cookies and falling asleep on her couches 😄.....

Thanks God for Mrs. Martinez and her, for sharing her faith with me which has been magnified so many times over in my life, my parents, kids and extended family.

Of course to God be all the glory but the Bible says to pray for the laborers of which she was in my youth, so to her thanks for her labor and fighting the good fight.

Thank You Mrs. Martinez, sister in Christ, Co-laborer, and friend. I’ll see you again.

Mary Lou Garcia

Jason Martínez

October 9, 2020

Thank you for being selfless, a great example of sacrifice and working hard, and of living a Godly life.
Your words of inspiration and motivation will guide the decisions that I make the rest of my life.
I’m so overjoyed to know that you are now free from the pain and sorrow that you had experienced in this life.
I love mom!


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