OBITUARY

Richard Martinez

January 2, 1931December 26, 2018

Richard Martinez, 87, ascended to heaven to be with Jesus on December 26, 2018 after a long battle with his illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle, ultimately giving him peace. Richard was born in Walsenburg to the late Ben and Mary, where he was the youngest of 9 children. He met his wife of 67 years, Lorraine Martinez, at a dance where they fell in love at first sight. They had four children, the late Gina, Richard, Linda, and John. He has four grand children and five great grandchildren. From early on, he dedicated his children to God and encouraged them to explore the beauty of the relationship with Christ, leading his family and others to do the same. Richard taught all of us with patience, discipline and humility. Richard displayed Christs' love and served thru his ministry of giving to those in need. He provided food and clothing to the homeless and took care of mentally disabled for many years. We all hope to be a reflection of Christ that Richard was able to show to everyone he met. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a new or gently used winter coat be donated at the service or donations can be made at the following link https://www.coloradocoalition.org/donate-now where we will be donating the coats to continue Richard's ministry. The family would like to invite you to a reception to celebrate Richard Martinez's life immediately following the service. Cash bar and food is provided.

Veterans of Foreign Wars 5340 Marshall St Arvada, CO 80002

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard Martinez

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Alan Mason( Reneau)

January 1, 2019

Ive known Richard since I first met Melissa many years ago..He was the most gentle and nicest man Ive ever met.Him and his wife are the most kind and thoughtful people I know...Ive heard from Sam and Melissa all these years that he woukd always ask about me and how I was doing ..That was very flattering to know how much him and his wife cared about me ...I would look forward to everytime I knew I would see them at anytime ...I regret that I didnt get to spend more time around in
his presence...I looked up to him and admired him.... You already are and always will be greatly missed ...May you always R.I.P in heaven

Jose & Madeline Martinez

December 28, 2018

The Lord was so gracious to bless me and my family to be blessed with such a beautiful and handsome child of God Richard showed us the true meaning of the verse "LOVE one another" we will never forget our friend and brother in the Lord rest in peace our friend.

Jose & Madeline Martinez

December 28, 2018

The Lord was so gracious to bless me and my family to be blessed with such a beautiful and handsome child of God Richard showed us the true meaning of the verse "LOVE one another" we will never forget our friend and brother in the Lord rest in peace our friend.

FROM THE FAMILY