Martha Valdivieso Hinke

May 3, 1947April 8, 2018

Martha Valdivieso Hinke was unexpectedly called home by Our Lord and Father in Heaven on April 8, 2018 which was Divine Mercy Sunday. Martha had a strong devotion to the Divine Mercy. She was 70 years old and lived in Spring, Texas. She was enjoying a day touring Brady, Texas when the accident occurred. It was 3:05pm. Martha was born in Potosi, Bolivia on May 3rd, 1947 to Alberto Valdivieso Mariscal and Saida Valdivieso de Ferreira. They soon moved to La Paz, Bolivia. It was there that Martha would spend the remainder of her early life. Martha was blessed with six siblings; Jimmy, Guillermo, Nora, Beto, Anna Maria and Rolando. Each of them shared in their father’s business. Martha’s early childhood taught her the importance of family. In 1970 Martha made the courageous decision to move to United States to pursue her studies. Martha had an affinity for Literature and Poetry, a passion she developed in her childhood. Moving to another country would bring her directly into the path of her life-long love, William Hinke. For William and Martha it was love at first sight. They married on January 29, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Martha and William’s loving marriage was blessed with 7 children: Carlos, Miguel, Jaime, Scarlett, Rodrigo, Tatiana and Daniella. In 1980, William, Martha, and family moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They introduced their children to various cultures and beliefs, but always impressed upon them the importance of their identity as God’s children. In 1993, William and Martha returned to the United States, where they settled in Port Charlotte, Florida. Martha sought employment as a teachers aid at the local elementary school so she could stay near her younger children, but soon decided her children would thrive best in a homeschool environment. In 1995 William became employed with PROS Revenue Management in Houston, Tx. The entire family moved and settled in Spring, Tx where Martha continued to homeschool. She invested herself into growing and developing area homeschool groups and sought out ways in which the children could focus on applying their faith to their daily life. On January 11th, 2013, God called William Hinke home after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Martha was devastated by the loss. On his deathbed, he pleaded with Martha and his children to live out their faith-life fully. It was then that Martha knew that her ultimate duty was to model a rich faith-life for her children. For 5 years Martha braved this world without her loving companion by her side. She was vivacious and full of energy and pushed herself to go above and beyond for her family, especially for her 16 grandchildren: Cossette, Jonah, Aria, Leah, Bailey, Christian, Aria, Angeline, Philomena, William, Aine, Seraphina, David, Elise, Benjamin, Blaise. She taught her family the value of faith and she made the act of sacrificial love her ultimate calling. A Prayer Vigil will take place at Martha’s home in Spring, Tx at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17th 2018. A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Martha Valdivieso Hinke will take place at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, Tx. On Wednesday April, 18th. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will proceed the service at 10:30 am. Mass will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will take place directly after Mass at Klein Memorial Park In Tomball. The Reception will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church after Interment. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Martha's constant love and continued care of her family, please consider making a donation to support William's recurring and ongoing medical needs to Martha Hinke’s Memorial Fund.

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  • Alberto Carlos Hinke and his wife Julie, Son
  • Miguel Hinke and his wife Jessica, Son
  • Jaime Hinke and his wife Maria, Son
  • Rodrigo Hinke and his wife Marie, Son
  • Scarlett Czarnopis and her husband Toby, Daughter
  • Tatiana Hinke, Daughter
  • Danielle Salinas and her husband Raymond, Daughter
  • Bailey Chapman, Granddaughter
  • Leah Hinke, Granddaughter
  • Elise Hinke, Granddaughter
  • William Hinke, Grandson
  • David Hinke, Grandson
  • Philomena Hinke, Granddaughter
  • Seraphina Hinke, Granddaughter
  • Blaise Hinke, Grandson
  • Cossette Czarnopis, Granddaughter
  • Jonah Czarnopis, Grandson
  • Aria Czarnopis, Granddaughter
  • Aine Czarnopis, Granddaughter
  • Bengamin Czarnopis, Grandson
  • Christian Salinas, Grandson
  • Angeline Salinas, Granddaughter
  • Nora Valdivieso, Sister
  • Ana Maria Valdivieso, Sister
  • Guillermo Valdivieso, Brother
  • Beto Valdivieso, Brother
  • William "Bill" Hinke, Husband
  • Rolando Valdivieso, Brother
  • Jaime Valdivieso, Brother


  • Gathering Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Martha Valdivieso Hinke

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Pamela Crespo

April 16, 2018

My sweet friend Martha, always full of joy and a smile for me and kind, encouraging words. We met through homeschooling and plays at the Kalian home about 21 years ago and our paths continued to intersect to the point that you always made us feel like family. I believe you will carry our needs and prayers with you to the Father. You will be missed. We will continue praying for your family. Love to you all.

Angela and David Jackson

April 14, 2018

Dear Hinke Family,

David and I along with so many families at the dance school send love and condolences for the loss of your dear mother, Martha. She brought joy and sunshine to everyone she met and her sweet daughters also have that beautiful gift.
Love and prayers ,
Angela and David Jackson

Grace Pendland

April 14, 2018

A most devoted wife and mother to her husband, Bill, and children and grandchildren . There was pure love in everything she did for them.
Martha was the greatest multi-tasker I have ever known. Her cooking and housekeeping kept the family around her beautifully set dining table. It was a joy to be invited to sit with her family. Martha's sewing skills kept her daughters in beautiful clothes and costumes. I loved her stories and drinking wine with her. I treasure the memories of our cruise to Mexico, Belize and Honduras. She showed my own children love and was so kind to ask about them. I will miss you Martha. I will love you and ask for God's Eternal Peace for you and your wonderful Bill.