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Beatrice C Martinez

August 16, 1928September 12, 2020
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Beatrice C. (Bea) Martinez, 92, passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on Saturday September 12, 2020. She was born in Houston, Texas on August 16, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Josephine Carrillo. She is survived by her adoring children, Linda L. Martinez, Eleanor R. Kabay and husband, Gregg, and James Edward Martinez and wife, Sofica, her loving sisters, Esther C. Lopez and husband, Elias, Lillian C. Ferguson and husband, Robert, Otilia C. Mendez and husband Raymond, Eloise C. Brambila and husband, Oscar, and brother Albert A. Carrillo and wife, Imelda and sister-in-law, Geneva Carrillo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Helen Huerta, Rosie Reyes and husband, Adolph, Irene Quijano, brother-in-law Arthur Martinez and wife, Josefina.

She was blessed with eight grandchildren Kristin Kabay, Gregory Kabay, Jonathan Kabay, Adam Martinez, Abraham Martinez, Christina Martinez, Beatrice Martinez and George Martinez, many nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren, grand nieces/nephews, all whom she loved dearly. In addition she was excited about the birth of Gregory and his wife Heather's baby due in October.

Bea was a native Houstonian and spent the majority of her life as a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She graduated from Sam Houston High School where she played drums in the Black Battalion. She was always involved in her children's education. This included being a room mother and helping with other school activities. She volunteered at Wesley Community Center teaching ceramics and was a Brownie Leader. When her children were older she went to work helping her husband in a family owned business. Later she worked at her church, Juan Marcos Presbyterian, running a community outreach program that provided assistance for the community. She loved the seniors that came for daily meals. She was a terrific cook and loved baking, taking after father who was a baker at Rice Institute.

She enjoyed spending time with family and was a devoted sister to her eight siblings. Life for Bea revolved around family and community. Faith was an Important part of her life and she practiced her faith daily. Bea along with her devoted husband, George were a constant support for the entire family. If someone needed assistance George and Bea were ready the help.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Josephine Carrillo; her husband of 54 years, George Z. Martinez; her sisters, Emily Garza, Angelina Zamora and brothers, Raymond Carrillo, Jr and David Carrillo. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Estella and Johnny Mata, Ninfa and Henry Alvarado, Alex Huerta and Rudy Quijano.

Funeral services at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home at 1:00pm with burial following at 2:00pm. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm until service time. Serving as pallbearers will be Gregory Carrillo, Steven Carrillo, Gregg Kabay, Gregory Kabay, Jonathan Kabay and Raymond C. Mendez.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Christina Huffman

September 18, 2020

Aunt Bea,
I will always remember your beautiful smile. I have so many wonderful memories of family meals and gatherings that I will forever cherish. Thank you for always being so sweet. You were a beautiful person inside and out. You will be missed. I love you.
Christina

James Martinez

September 18, 2020

Thank you mom for teaching me to be the man that I am today. The tender loving care you showed me when I was a child I use on my own children. You taught me to have patience and understanding. To listen Before I react. To love those who don’t know how to love back. The love you gave me will always be there. I miss your beautiful smile and laughter. I will visit you in my dreams, and long for the day when we are together again in heaven. Mom you have been, and continue to be a blessing to me and my family. We can’t see you however I know you’re there watching over us. I think God for the time we spent together. Mom I love you so much. Your son James

Lillian (Leah) Ferguson

September 17, 2020

My dearest sister Bea, I miss you so much!
We have always had a wonderful relationship. I will always
remember our countless times together, laughing and also crying.
You always have laughter and a twinkle in your eyes when we are together. Our Love has no measure. It is very deep and strong.
Until we are together again, I love you,
Leah.

Anthony Aranza

September 17, 2020

My Loving Aunt Bea , You will missed greatly! You will forever be in my Heart ! You and Uncle George always treated me as your own and remember many great moments together. My Mom ( Angie) and Aunt Bea always had a Special bond that I will always remember, and the moments we all spent together will in my heart forever!! Love you so much, and will miss you and think about you for the rest of my days here....until I can see you in heaven. Love you so much! Rest in Peace my dear Aunt Bea, my heart aches...but, I know Ill see you again! Love you, Anthony

Mary Fruzia

September 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss of sweet Aunt Bea. I will always remember her kind words and gentle spirit at our family gatherings. This is my favorite picture of her my dad took at one of those gatherings. May the Lord comfort you at this time.
Love,
Mary

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