Henry "Blue" Martinez

July 12, 1927November 25, 2018

Henry “ Blue” Martinez, 91 of Dallas Texas, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on November 25, 2018. Born the son to Manuel and Herlinda Martinez, “Blue” was the sixth son of eight brothers and one sister and was the sole surviving sibling.

Henry attended Cumberland Hill Elementary and married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life of 66 years, Maria De La Luz Lopez in 1952. In his early years, he began employment at The Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co. He later took his self-taught hobby in carpentry and turned it into a full-time business Blu-Mar Contractors.

Henry, a devoted and loving husband, took the greatest pleasure in being arm-in-arm with his wife on the dance floor. As a committed father, he enjoyed spending family time with his sons and daughters, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. A good western movie really put a smile on his face.

Henry is survived by his wife Lucy and his children Teresa Ann, Joseph Henry (Ydalia), Salvador (Anna), Rosario (Bernard), and Trini (Lori). His grandchildren Joseph Edward (Lisa), Celina (Stefan), Salvador, Anastasia, Dominick, Alexandra, Michael Anthony, Trini, Desi, Lola Rose. Great grandchildren Eleanor, Julian “Blue”. Brothers-in-law Trini Lopez, Jesse Lopez. Sistersin- law Elizabeth “Chavela” Martinez, Delores Martinez and numerous nephews and nieces whom he loved very much.

“O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, My God!”


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Entombment Saturday, December 1, 2018

Henry "Blue" Martinez

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Natalia Rodriguez

December 1, 2018

I would like to extend my condolences to the Martinez-Lopez Family at this critical time. Henry was one of a kind. Words cannot express how beautiful of a person he was. His passing saddens and breaks our hearts. So, I will remember him in the present tense. The laughs that both my family and I experienced with him and his wife Lucy are endless. Henry’s loving, warm, funny and outgoing personality was truly inviting. Please find comfort in reading Isaiah 33:24 and Revelation 21:3,4. The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permangent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love. May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love.

Maria & Natalie Rodriguez

Bill King

November 30, 2018

My best memory of Henry was his dancing. I remember being at a dance with them when Maria told me he had the wrong shoes on for dancing. She said he could not stomp with the shoes he had on. Beautiful couple.