OBITUARY

Anna Marie Martinez

November 12, 1934April 7, 2018
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Anna Marie Martinez, age 83, of Pearland, Texas passed away on Saturday April 7, 2018. Anna was born November 12, 1934 in Hattau, Austria.

Anna was predeceased by her father and mother, Mathias and Dorothea Kainhofer of St. Johann, Austria and two brothers, Rudy and Adolph Kainhofer, and sister Doris Kainhofer. She was predeceased by her husband Jose Martinez after 52 wonderful years of marriage from May 17, 1957. They were married in Bamberg, Germany.

To cherish memories Anna leaves her son Peter and Diane Martinez, daughter Dorothy Martinez, and grandchild Jaclyn Martinez.

Anna would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received an offer she couldn’t pass up and she will not be returning. This offer comes with a huge bonus, a reunion with her beloved husband Joe, family and friends that she hasn’t seen in a long time.

Anna’s new journey will take her to a wonderful place where she will get to enjoy dancing with Joe, and will get to work in her lovely flower garden again where she spent most of her time. Anna will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet voice, and caring heart.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org.

A visitation for Anna will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038. A committal service will occur Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AmericanHeritageFuneralHome.com for the Martinez family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Biography

In the song of life, Anna Marie Martinez was surely the composer. A very observant woman who would rather spend her time creating than talking, Anna preferred to live in a world of harmony where everything around her made sense. In fact, she depended on her sensory world to provide her with concrete data. A free spirit, Anna believed that actions definitely spoke for themselves. She seemed to know what fit and what didn't’t fit in everything she did. Anna perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to her, yet she lived with a definite sense of purpose. She was a woman who was always ready to share her creations with those around her.

Her parents were Dorothea and Mathias Kainhofer. Anna was raised in Hattau, Austria. As a young child, Anna was optimistic in her outlook. She sought out the possibilities in a given situation and looked for ways to apply her creative energies. Anna rarely calling attention to herself, but when she did speak out, her message was clearly understood by those around her.

Early on in her family relationships, Anna showed that she was a tolerant and flexible person, and she got along fairly well with everyone. She was raised with three Siblings. She had two brothers Rudy and Bully and one sister Doris. She was a calm and playful child who was adaptable to any situation.

As she was growing up, Anna developed into a person who enjoyed physically doing things, and she took pleasure in using her hands in order to create. Whether it was drawing pictures, working with building kits, or even just tapping out a rhythm to play by, Anna liked concrete things. Anna's memorable achievements included. However, to Anna, the most fun she had was simply playing, and spending time with friends.

Those who didn't’t know Anna well might not view her as being an outgoing person, those who called her their friend knew differently. Anna was shy and sensitive, a person who never forced her opinions and values on others. Close friends knew that her kindness was unmatched, and once you became a friend of Anna’s, you understood how true a friend she could be. Later in life, she became friends with neighbors on her street.

A person who was sensitive to others’ feelings, modest and tolerant, Anna had the ability to become completely devoted to another when that affection was returned.

Anna was exceptionally sympathetic and compassionate when it came to her children. These emotional bonds made her as much playmate as parent. She gave her family unconditional love and kindness, sharing her artistic nature by turning everyday events into creative play. Anna was blessed with two children, one son, Peter, and one daughter, Dorothy. They were also blessed with one grandchild, Jaclyn.

Anna found ways to enjoy what she did for a living. She worked hard and did her best to succeed every day. Her primary occupation was in retail sales. She was employed for 30 + years for K Mart Company. Anna tended to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done without imposing her will on others.

Anna enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were gardening and working on her yardscaping and keeping up the home. Anna was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others. She was relaxed in her approach to her leisure time because she wanted to savor the present moment.

Because she loved the world around her, Anna enjoyed traveling and going away on vacations. It was an opportunity for her to kick back and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Anna put her personal trademark on any leisure planning that she undertook. Favorite vacations included Hawaii.

Anna was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Anna’s favorites was Speckles, a Terrier dog. They were best friends for 8 years. Her family was rounded out by her red tail squirrels, a husky named Bandit and an occasional cat.

When Anna’s retirement finally arrived in 2002, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to Pearland, Texas to be closer to work. In retirement, she found new pleasure in spending more time at home gardening and keeping up the home. Even in retirement, Anna continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. In these later chapters of her life, she became active in the community, feeling fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her and simply enjoying what she had worked so hard to attain.

Anna passed away on April 7, 2018 at Windsong Nursing Center in Pearland, Texas. Anna fought a long brave battle with Alzheimers. She is survived by her children Peter, and Dorothy, her grandchild Jaclyn and daughter inlaw Diane. Services were held at Dignity Funeral Home. Anna was laid to rest in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Anna was a good woman, a kind woman, and a practical woman who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. She leaves behind her a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Anna always had much to give and was able to make those connections in her life where her gifts were appreciated. Anna was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Anna Marie Martinez.